NEW ABRSM Online Theory Exams

NEW from the ABRSM...

We are committed to ensuring we can provide an online exam experience that works for everyone, enables progression and meets our high standards. You can read more about what we're doing to achieve this at:

Our next online Music Theory exams, at Grades 1 to 5, will take place on 10 November. The booking period opens on 28 September and closes on 12 October.

There are some small changes to the syllabus for these exams and some updated questions. You can find full details on our website along with free Music Theory Sample Papers and Model Answers at Grades 1 to 5, plus additional resources, including Grade 5 practice questions in the online format, a step by step user guide and a video demo of the exam. All our online Music Theory information is available at

On 8 October we are also publishing our new Discovering Music Theory books along with Music Theory Sample Papers and Model Answers. The five graded Discovering Music Theory workbooks and answer books provide all-round preparation for the Grade 1 to 5 online exams, while the Sample Papers and Model Answers provide essential practice material. These books and resources are available to pre-order now at

Grades 6 to 8
We are planning to offer paper-based Grades 6 to 8 Music Theory exams at a limited number of Public Venues on 10 November. The booking period will be from 28 September to 12 October. We will run these exams as long as we can do so safely and in line with government guidelines. We will publish information about what we are doing to ensure the safety of everyone using our Public Venues. This will include guidance and instructions for candidates and other visitors.

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