Practical Grades in Hong Kong and Singapore this December 我們將於今年12月份在香港和新加坡舉行術科考試先導計劃

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In December we are running a pilot, face-to-face exam session for Practical Grades in Hong Kong and Singapore. The session will last two weeks and booking opens between 25-31 October.

For this pilot session, recently trained local examiners will run and assess the exams, with remote supervision and support from our UK examiner team. This is a first step to bringing back face-to-face exams in Hong Kong and Singapore and provides a long-awaited opportunity to take a Practical Grade in these regions.  

We are offering a discount of 25% on exam fees for this session only. There are a limited number of exam slots available on a first come, first served basis.

Why local examiners?

Training local examiners to assess face-to-face exams is part of our plan to:

  • begin offering face-to-face exams regularly again;
  • increase the diversity of our examiner panel;
  • help protect the environment.

Using local examiners will reduce disruption due to Covid, with learners and teachers who prefer Practical Grade exams facing less uncertainty around exam availability. By resuming regular face-to-face exams with local examiners we can provide Practical Grades in addition to our digital Performance Grades.

Recruiting locally–based examiners allows us to work with talented musicians from many more communities. Our local examiners will all be highly qualified, experienced musicians with strong educational backgrounds and a passion for supporting local music learning. We have long planned to begin using examiners based around the world, and although interrupted by Covid, our desire to increase the diversity of our examiner panel is stronger than ever.

With local examiners we can also reduce our environmental impact, making our exams more sustainable and environmentally friendly. Using local examiners can considerably reduce the need for air travel, helping us to play our part in protecting the planet for future generations.

Exam quality and standards

All examiners, no matter where they are based, will deliver the globally renowned standard of service expected from ABRSM. For this pilot session, we have robust procedures in place to ensure we provide exams of the highest quality for candidates:

  • All local examiners will have received comprehensive training before the exams from the same team of experienced examiners who deliver all of our training.
  • Our examiner trainers in the UK will observe exams remotely via a digital device throughout the session, offering guidance and support to examiners where needed.
  • The local examiners will mark exams, however for this pilot session the UK team will check, moderate and, if necessary, amend mark forms. We will only issue results once we have completed all quality assurance processes.

Booking information

The session is for face-to-face Practical Grades (Initial Grade and Grades 1 to 8). Booking opens between 25-31 October. We are offering a 25% discount on exam fees. Please use discount code HKSG21 before submitting payment.

You can log onto your ABRSM account and book an exam when booking opens. If you are using our online service for the first time, please register and create your account first.

For local support, please contact your ABRSM representative: https://hk.abrsm.org/enexam-booking/local-exam-contacts/

今年 12 月份我們將在香港和新加坡試行面對面術科考試先導計劃。考試為期兩周,報名日期為1025-31日。

本期考試將由最近完成培訓的當地考官主考和評分,英國的考官團隊會為當地考官提供遙距監督和支援。這是我們在香港和新加坡恢復面對面考試的第一步,並為當地師生提供一個期待已久的參加術科考試的機會。

我們將為本期考試提供 25% 的考試費用折扣,僅此一次。考試名額有限,先到先得。

為何任命當地考官?

培訓當地考官進行面對面考試是我們計劃的一部分,旨在:

  • 重啟並定期舉辦面對面考試;
  • 使我們考官團隊更多元化;
  • 為環保作出貢獻。

任命當地考官將減少新型冠狀病毒疫情給考試帶來的干擾,對偏好術科考試的師生而言,可減少因疫情而無法考試的不明朗因素。當地考官有助我們恢復並定期舉辦面對面考試,這意味著考生可享有更多選擇和靈活性,根據自己的需求報考術科考試(Practical Grades)或遙距評核演奏考試(Performance Grades)。

招募當地考官使我們能夠與來自不同地區的才華橫溢的音樂家合作。我們的當地考官都是高素質、經驗豐富的音樂家,擁有強大的教育背景和支持本地音樂學習的熱情。我們一直籌備聘用來自世界各地的考官,雖然這個計劃因新型冠狀病毒疫情而擱置,但我們促進考官團隊多元化的願望比以往任何時候都強烈。

任命當地考官還將降低我們的碳排放,使我們的考試更環保、更具可持續性。由當地考官主持考試可以大大減少飛行的必要,協助我們為保護地球盡一分力。

考試質素和標準

所有考官,無論身在何處,都將提供ABRSM享譽全球的高標準服務。對於本期考試先導計劃,我們有健全的程序來確保為考生提高最高質素的考試。

  • 在考試前,所有當地考官都已接受由我們經驗豐富的考官培訓團隊提供的全面指導和訓練。
  • 我們在英國的考官培訓團隊將通過數碼設備遙距觀察考試,並在需要時向當地考官提供指引和支持。
  • 考試將由當地考官評分,但本期考試先導計劃,英國團隊將對評分表進行檢查、審核並在必要時作出修改。考試結果只會在完成所有質素保證流程後才會發布。

報考資訊

本期考試先導計劃為面對面術科考試 (初級及1-8)報名日期為1025-31日。我們將提供 25% 的考試費用折扣。繳費前請輸入折扣代碼HKSG21

如果您已有 ABRSM 帳戶,可在報名開放時登錄報考。如果您首次使用我們的網上系統,請先註冊並建立您的帳戶

您可以透過下面網址聯絡您當地的ABRSM代表處: https://hk.abrsm.org/enexam-booking/local-exam-contacts/

Instructions for completing Practical Grade Exams in December 2021 (PDF)

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