ABRSM Music Grade Exam
These examinations are accredited by ABRSM and are recognised by the QCA (Qualifications and Curriculum Agency). Success with examinations for grade 6 and above are also awarded UCAS points, which may be used when applying to further level education at universities and colleges.
This year examinations will be held on Tuesday 2ndJuly, Wednesday 3rdJuly, Tuesday 16thJuly, Wednesday 17thJuly and Thursday 18thJuly at St Luke’s Church, Great Colmore Street, Lee Bank, B15 2AT.
The ABRSM set their fees for exams annually. This fee does not include the cost of an accompanist (pianist) to play for the students and this is a compulsory part of the exam for many instruments.
This year, in order to simplify the process and reduce cost for parents, the Music Service is adding a surcharge of £15 to each grade from Grade 1 – 5 exam so that we can provide an accompanist for your child to rehearse and perform with on the day of the exam, as required.
There will be an opportunity for pupils taking grade 6 – 8 to have a rehearsal with the pianist on Saturday 22nd June for general instruments at Services for Education, Unit 3, Holt Court, Aston Science Park, B7 4AX (individual rehearsal times to be arranged). This is reflected in the surcharge of £20 to these exams, which covers the rehearsal and exam accompaniment.