Latest exam updates

Music Theory exams – March 2021

  • Online Music Theory exams (Grades 1 to 5) – we are cancelling the online exams planned for 16 March. Exams in May and June will go ahead as planned.
  • Paper Music Theory exams (Grades 6 to 8) – we will not be offering these exams in March. The next exams at Grades 6 to 8 will be in June 2021.
  • Grade 5 Music Theory requirement - from 1 January to 30 April 2021 only, candidates can take Grade 6 to 8 Performance or Practical exams without first passing Grade 5 Music Theory. From 1 May 2021, the Grade 5 Music Theory requirement will return with flexibility about timing.

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Performance Grade booking

The next booking period for remotely-assessed Performance Grade and ARSM exams opens in February. For details, see our dates and fees page.

On Your Marks - Grade 1 Trumpet

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Stage
Pieces

This is the aural element of a Grade 1 Trumpet exam

  1. Use the marking criteria on-screen while you watch and assess this section
  2. Mark the performance by selecting the relevant button below

Marking criteria

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Distinction
Merit
Pass
Below pass
  • Accurate throughout
  • Musically perceptive
  • Confident response
  • Strengths significantly outweigh weaknesses
  • Musically aware
  • Secure response
  • Strengths just outweigh weaknesses
  • Cautious response
  • Weaknesses outweigh strengths
  • Uncertain response

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