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Music Theory June 2021 exam update

Unfortunately, in line with government guidelines, the Music Theory 6-8 paper exams have been cancelled for June 2021 due to COVID-19.

Performance Grade exams

We are pleased to confirm that we will be offering Performance Grade exams every month for the remainder of 2021. Please check our Dates and Fees page for details.

Grade 5 Music Theory waiver (not applicable in the UK & Ireland)

We are extending our Grade 5 Music Theory waiver until 23 May 2021. This means that candidates with a Grade 6 to 8 Performance Grade exam submission date up to and including 23 May can take their exam without first passing Grade 5 Music Theory. We are making this exceptional arrangement to allow candidates who have been unable to take an exam in recent months to progress with their learning. From 24 May, the Grade 5 Music Theory requirement will return. For exam dates/exam submission dates after 23 May, all candidates taking a Grade 6 to 8 Performance or Practical Grade must first pass Grade 5 Music Theory.

Association of International Malaysian Schools

AIMS is the Association of International Malaysian Schools. We support a range of AIMS events as its main sponsor: AIMS primary orchestra festival (since 2017), AIMS secondary orchestra and choir, festival (since 2019) and the AIMS music competition (since 2015). AIMS is an association of over 30 international schools across Malaysia, and growing. We have also organised CPD days for international school teachers, which involved sessions of nominated teachers sharing best practice as well as sessions delivered directly by ABRSM.

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