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Music Theory results – update 6 April

Practical Exams Update - Turkey

Refund Update - We will shortly contact all applicants by email to request their bank account details for processing refunds for the cancelled exams. Refunds may take up to 2 months to process and we are aiming to process all refunds by the end of December 2020 latest. Please bear with us as we have a high number of refunds to process from both practical sessions in 2020. Thank you for your patience.

We appreciate how much the cancellation of our exams has affected learners and we are working hard on solutions to ensure learners can gain their qualifications at the earliest opportunity.

However, on the basis of official UK Government advice, due to Covid-19, ABRSM has made the decision to cancel all Practical Exams in Turkey until further notice. This decision affects all 2020 Practical Exams, ARSM and Diplomas. Following this decision, we will process refunds for all existing exam bookings and we will provide further detailed guidance on this process including timescales soon.

We are sorry for the impact on teachers and candidates and thank you for your loyalty and support while these restrictions remain in place. We are continuing to review when live Practical and Music Theory exams can resume in Turkey and will offer them again at the earliest possible opportunity. We would also like to thank our Representative in Turkey for their support during this very challenging time and their efforts in rescheduling exams which have now been cancelled due to Covid-19 restrictions.

Our new remotely-assessed Performance Grades provide  an alternative progression route for students during this period of disruption. The Performance Grades are equivalent to our Practical Grades in demand, recognition and value. They are based on the same repertoire and syllabuses, assessment criteria and quality assurance measures as our existing exams and will be assessed by the same highly trained examiners. Booking will open in Turkey before the end of the year and you can record your video submission any time from now on. Find out more here.

This page includes information about:

  • Practical exam appointments at Public Venues
  • Exam submission dates for remotely-assessed Performance Grade and ARSM exams
  • How to change an exam appointment or submission date
  • Music Theory exams at Public Venues and Private Visits (Grades 6 to 8 only)

For information about practical Private Visit timetables and appointments click here.

Practical exam appointments at Public Venues

During the booking period you can choose exam dates and venues from a list of available options before booking and paying for your exams. Once the booking period has closed and we have finalised the timetables, we will email applicants, and candidates (parents/carers) who have an account, to let them know they can log in to view their confirmed exam appointments including the time. Once appointments are confirmed, you can log in to your account at any time to view your exam bookings and check date, time and venue information.

For information about making a late booking once the booking period has closed click here.

Exam submission dates for remotely-assessed performance Grades and ARSM exams

When you book a exam you can select an exam submission date from a list of available options. This is the latest date for submitting your exam recording to us using our online service. Once you’ve booked an exam, you can submit the exam recording at any time, as long as you do this by the exam submission date/time.

Changing practical exam appointments at Public Venues or submission dates for remotely-assessed Performance Grade or ARSM exams.

Once appointment times have been confirmed applicants, and candidates (parents/carers) with an account, can log in to their account to change an appointment or submission date. Alternative slots are offered subject to availability. We are unable to reschedule appointments by phone or email.

  • You can change an appointment up to 48 hours before the exam date.
  • You will only be able to view alternative slots that are more than 48 hours ahead.
  • For practical exams at Public Venues you only see slots that are equal to or longer than the length of your exam. For example, if your exam appointment is 15 minutes long, you will only be able to see alternative appointments of 15 minutes or more.
  • Once you’ve found a suitable alternative appointment, you can move the candidate into the new slot.
  • You can only reschedule one exam at a time and we are unable to transfer access arrangements to a rescheduled appointment.
  • If a candidate has access arrangements booked, please consider this carefully before changing their appointment.

Practical exams at Private Visits

Once the booking period has closed we will email the Visit Organiser, any Permitted Applicants, and candidates (parents/carers) who have an account, to let them know they can log in to view their appointments.

For information about making late bookings once a Private Visit has been confirmed click here.

Music Theory exams

Music Theory exams take place on set dates and times.

Once the booking period has closed we will email applicants, and candidates (parents/carers) with an account, to let them know that they can log in to view their confirmed exam details.

 

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