Latest exam updates

Exam refunds

To support customers affected by ongoing COVID restrictions, for Practical and Performance Grade exams from 1st January to 31st May 2021 any absent candidate will automatically receive a refund. This includes Performance Grades where the candidate has been unable to record and upload their video. You do not need to contact us to request a refund. However, it will help us if you can log in to your account and cancel the exam. Find out more: https://www.abrsm.org/en/latestupdates

For Online Music Theory exams and any paper based exams taking place outside of the UK/Ireland we anticipate COVID restrictions will not prevent candidates from sitting their exam so absentee candidate will not automatically receive a refund and our normal Withdrawal, non-attendance and fee refunds policy still applies.

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) – the next exams will take place in June. Please note, dates and booking periods for Grades 1-5 and Grades 6-8 may be different from now on. For full details, see our dates and fees page.
  • 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. If you receive an email asking for your proof of prerequisite, please ignore this. We will still release any results in line with the arrangements outlined here.

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Performance Grade booking

We will be offering Performance Grade exams every month for the remainder of 2021. Exact dates will be announced soon. Please check here for more information.

Violin Sight-Reading Trainer guidance and support

This page will provide guidance and technical support for Violin Sight-Reading Trainer users as common queries emerge. In the meantime, if you require any assistance using Violin Sight-Reading Trainer please do not hesitate to contact the support team using the form below.

If you have not yet downloaded Violin Sight-Reading Trainer and would like to find out more about the app, please return to the main page.

Hints and Tips

We hope you really enjoy using Violin Sight-Reading Trainer as you unlock the different pieces across Grades 1-5. Please be aware that if you delete the app from your device you will lose all your progress if you reinstall it at a later date. When updating the app, do not delete the app but simply update it via the App Store or Google Play Store.

Contact us

If you require technical support with Violin Sight-Reading Trainer, or if you have any suggestions for improvements or developments, please contact our Sight-Reading Trainer support team by completing the following form.

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