Please note: dates are subject to change. Please ensure you check back prior to entry to avoid entering for the incorrect exam period.

Following the government's recent announcement, we’ve received many enquiries about whether exams can still be taken this term.

We want all our students to achieve their goals, so we’re delighted to announce that we have added a new UK and Ireland exam period between 17th August – 30th September 2020! These exams will follow strict government guidelines and will apply to all Graded Music Exams.

You will have the option of entering for a recorded video exam, or a live face to face exam. Please remember, we are also accepting free choice pieces from other examination boards.

Graded Music Exams

TermExam PeriodClosing Date
C 20201st November to 18th December 202030th October
A 20211st February to 31st March 202117th January
B 20211st May to 31st July 202111th April

Music Production

TermMusic Production Exam PeriodMusic Production Closing Date
A1st March – 21st March 202020th February 2020
B1st July – 30th July 2020*14th June 2020* (Please see note above. Dates subject to change)
C1st December – 18th December 202020th November 2020

Popular Music Theory

TermMusic Theory Exam DateMusic Theory Closing Date
A21st March 202017th February 2020
B1st July - 31st July 202014th June 2020* (Please see note above. Dates subject to change)
CDecember 20209th November 2020

Please note: late applications may incur a £15.00/€15.00 administration fee and we are unable to accept entry forms or confirm exam dates by email.



The fees are separate for Graded Music Exam Band Exams and non-Band Exams so please see the respective table for the appropriate fees.

Please note that the fees below are effective from January 1st 2020.

Graded Exams

GradeGraded Music ExamMusic ProductionPopular Music Theory
Grade 1£48.00£45.00£28.00
Grade 2£53.00£50.00£30.00
Grade 3£60.00£59.00£34.00
Grade 4£67.00£65.00£36.00
Grade 5£74.00£69.00£39.00
Grade 6£82.00£77.00£43.00
Grade 7£90.00£85.00£47.00
Grade 8£99.00£96.00£52.00

Band Exams

Band exams are only offered at Grades 3, 5 and 8 for Graded Music Exams. Please note that the prices listed below are per candidate.

GradeGraded Music Exam
Grade 3£30.00
Grade 5£38.00
Grade 8£46.00

These fees relate to UK exams only. For all information relating to international examinations please click here.

Date change & Deferral Fees

As detailed in our UK Graded Music Exams Date Change & Deferral policy, changing a confirmed exam date/time or deferring to a future exams period incurs fees as below:

FeeApplicable When...Amount
Date change feeChanging exam date/time after appointment slip has been issued£15
Deferral feeDeferring exam to future exam period50% of exam fee