Latest exam updates

Performance Grades: Booking for June Performance Grades is open now until 13 May.

Performance Grade exams

We are now offering Performance Grade exams every month. Please check here for dates and fees. We are extending the introductory 15% discount for these exams so that it applies to all remotely-assessed Performance Grade and ARSM exams in 2021. Just enter code ABPG15ID when you book. Please also read our terms and conditions here.

Performance Grades discount: system error

We currently have an error in our systems relating to discount codes. When you add the code your order summary will show that 15% has been added to the total, not taken away. However, the 15% discount will be applied to your booking and the correct total will appear at the top of the next screen before you pay. We're working to fix this and apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Grade 5 Music Theory waiver (not applicable in the UK & Ireland)

We are extending our Grade 5 Music Theory waiver until 23 May 2021. This means that candidates with a Grade 6 to 8 Performance Grade exam submission date up to and including 23 May can take their exam without first passing Grade 5 Music Theory. We are making this exceptional arrangement to allow candidates who have been unable to take an exam in recent months to progress with their learning. From 24 May, the Grade 5 Music Theory requirement will return. For exam dates/exam submission dates after 23 May, all candidates taking a Grade 6 to 8 Performance or Practical Grade must first pass Grade 5 Music Theory.

Hong Kong Schools Music and Speech Association

The Association is affiliated to the British Federation of Festivals for Music, Dance and Speech of which H.M. the Queen is patron. In its early days, it was administered largely by senior staff of the Music Section of the Hong Kong Education Department; more recently its administration has been the concern of an Executive Committee comprising elected members drawn from representatives of the 1,000 schools and colleges who are currently Members of the Association, together with a number of leading local music and speech teachers and others interested in these subjects (as Associate members); although close liaison is still maintained with Music Section staff.

ABRSM sponsors the music festival each year by way of advertising. This is the largest music festival in Hong Kong, taking place over several weeks with thousands of participants. 2019 was the 71st Music Festival.

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