Music theory exam dates in the UK, 2018.
ABRSM and Trinity College London music theory exam dates
ABRSM is an acronym for ‘Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music’. ABRSM music theory exams take place in 93 different countries around the world. In the UK they take place times a year in the Spring, Summer and Autumn (known as periods A, B and C).
A) Spring 2018 Music theory exam date: Wednesday 28th February (5 pm). Closing date for online entries: Friday 19th January. Closing date for postal entries: Friday 12th January.
B) Summer 2018 Music theory exam date: Saturday 16th June (10.00am). Closing date for online entries: Friday 11th May. Closing date for postal entries: Friday 4th May.
C) Autumn 2018 Music theory exam date: Tuesday 6th November (5 pm). Closing date for online entries: Friday 28th September. Closing date for postal entries: Friday 21st September.
Trinity College London provide exams and award qualifications in over 60 countries around the world. The music theory exam dates are as follows:
Saturday 5th May 2018 (closing date Monday 26th March)
Tuesday 8th May 2018 (closing date Monday 26th March)
Saturday 3rd November 2016 (closing date Monday 24th September)
Monday 5th November 2016 (closing date Monday 24th September)
How to enter an exam. You can enter yourself for a theory exam if you are age eighteen years or older. Alternatively candidates may be entered for an exam by a school, a teacher of music, a parent or guardian. Anyone who enters receives a unique applicant number. For details about ABRSM exam centres in your area speak to your local ABRSM representative or Trinity College London representative . Apply for entrance online using the ABRSM or Trinity Guildhall websites (or you can request a postal application form).
Accreditation. Both Associated Board and Trinity qualifications provide qualifications recognized by government educational authorities worldwide. A pass at Grade 5 (music theory) enables students to proceed to Grade 6-8 exams which can contribute towards higher education through the allocation of UCAS (University and Colleges Admission Service). UCAS points which can be used as part of a university or college application in the UK.
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