Latest exam updates

Performance Grade booking

The next booking period for remotely-assessed Performance Grade and ARSM exams opens in February. For details, see our dates and fees page.

Music Theory exams – March 2021

  • Online Music Theory exams (Grades 1 to 5) – we are cancelling the online exams planned for 16 March. Exams in May and June will go ahead as planned.
  • Paper Music Theory exams (Grades 6 to 8) – we will not be offering these exams in March. The next exams at Grades 6 to 8 will be in June 2021.
  • Grade 5 Music Theory requirement - from 1 January to 30 April 2021 only, candidates can take Grade 6 to 8 Performance or Practical exams without first passing Grade 5 Music Theory. From 1 May 2021, the Grade 5 Music Theory requirement will return with flexibility about timing. If you receive an email asking for your proof of prerequisite, please ignore this. We will still release any results in line with the arrangements outlined here.

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COVID-19 update: 21/12/2020

In line with government guidelines, our office is closed. While all staff are working from home, Music Medals will continue to operate, with assessments being moderated and processed. Results will continue to be confirmed by email, however we will not be able to post out certificates and medals until we are back in office.

Please pass on our apologies to your candidates.

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Parents and guardians

If you are a parent or guardian purchasing a token please use our online form to buy your Music Medal tokens.

Music Medal Partners, Coordinators and Teacher-Assessors

You can buy tokens to pay for Music Medals assessments in advance.

You can buy them as individual tokens or in bulk. Once you’ve bought them, use the unique number on each token during your Music Medals online entry as proof of payment. Please log in to your account and purchase your tokens there.

Change to Music Medal certificates

As of March 2020 we are withdrawing Music Medals from the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) and certificates will no longer carry the Ofqual logo. This change will allow us to make important improvements to Music Medals in response to feedback from teachers and learners. The deadline for submitting an entry to receive a regulated certificate was 22 December 2019, with video and results submitted by 31 January 2020. Results submitted after this date will receive our new non-regulated certificate.

Apart from new certificates, we are continuing to offer Music Medals in their current form with no other changes.

If you have any questions please contact us at [email protected]

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Music Medals Team

T +44 (0)20 7636 5400

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