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Latest exam updates

Practical Update 

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 and local advice due to COVID-19, we have made the decision to cancel all Practical exams in Hong Kong until further notice. This decision affects all 2020 bookings for Graded Music Exams, ARSM, Diploma, Choral Singing and Ensemble exams, but does not currently affect any bookings for Music Theory exams. Following this decision, we will process 100% refunds for all existing Practical exam bookings and our Representatives will provide further guidance in due course.

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 exams can resume in Hong Kong and will offer them again at the earliest possible opportunity.

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 Hong Kong before the end of the year and you can record your video submission any time from now on. Find out more here.

Working with Make Music Day

Make Music Day - 21 June - is a national and international celebration of music-making. ABRSM contributes to the Make Music Day UK steering group, led by Making Music. Over the years, we’ve organised fun events to add to the celebrations such as the Big City Sing (2017) in partnership with Music In Offices, and the Piano Medley Relay (2018).   In 2020, the Coronavirus lockdown meant that all activities for Make Music Day took place online.  For our contribution, more than 700 musicians, from infant school pupils to retirees united virtually from around the world for an online performance of the Disney song, ‘How Far I’ll Go’

Big City Sing (2017)



Piano Medley Relay (2018)
Virtual Ensemble (2020)

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