Information about Spring Term Exams 2022


Happy New Year! We are looking forward to welcoming you back for the Spring term and wish you every success in your musical endeavours.


Booking for ABRSM music examinations will be opening shortly. Please discuss with your music teacher if you are considering taking an exam this term. There are two exam options for ABRSM: Face to face practical exams and the new performance exams which are recorded. Your teacher will discuss with you which exam you will be working towards.


ABRSM Practical Exams:

Online booking opens on 24th January 2022 and closes on 7th February 2022. The exam period is 7th March-9th April 2022. We highly recommend booking your exam as soon as booking opens as exam times are much sought after. You can book your exam through the ABRSM portal where you can set up an account with ABRSM. When booking, please select the exam centre St Andrew’s Church, Surbiton. Here is a link to the exam fees: https://gb.abrsm.org/en/exam-booking/exam-dates-and-fees/ (under face to face exams).


For the practical exam students will have to perform:

3 pieces or songs from the syllabus,

Scales and arpeggios for instrumentalists/unaccompanied song for singers

Sight-reading/sight-singing/quick study for jazz instruments

Aural tests


Here is further information about the practical exams: https://gb.abrsm.org/en/our-exams/instrumental-and-singing-exams/practical-grades/


ABRSM Performance Exams:

Online booking for these exams takes place monthly. We highly recommend booking your exam as soon as booking opens as exam times are much sought after. You can book your exam through the ABRSM portal where you can set up an account with ABRSM. Here is a link to the exam dates/fees information page https://gb.abrsm.org/en/exam-booking/exam-dates-and-fees/ (under digital exams).

The performance exams are recorded exams and students will play/sing 4 pieces/songs (3 from the syllabus, 1 own choice piece). Here is a link to further information about these new performance exams: https://gb.abrsm.org/en/our-exams/performancegrades/


Trinity Rock and Pop Exams:

Here is a link to the booking page for Trinity Rock and Pop exams: https://www.trinityrock.com/enter

Exams can be face to face or digital (recorded). Here is further information about the digital exams https://www.trinitycollege.com/qualifications/digital/digital-grades-diplomas/rock-pop

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