Students continue to work towards their grade exams, taking lessons online, with numerous examples of excellent progress. Increasingly, it looks like all that extra practice time at home during lockdown has been put to excellent use. We hope soon to have mpore information about entry dates, as the examing boards resume nortmal working.
Please note also that, while school calenders may have suffered, a grade 4 or 5 music exam with many boards also counts as a GCSE in terms of UCAS points earned.
The leading music exam boards, including ABRSM, Trinity, Rockschool, and RGT, all enjoy accreditation, meaning among other things that you can amass useful UCAS points when you take either practical or music theory exams. This can be most useful, as your UCAS points can help you to get into the University of your choice.
Use one board exclusively, or enter with different boards at different times, to enjoy the broadest range of experience. You can even take jazz exams for some instruments, and ABRSM have recently introduced vocal exams in musical theatre!