The Associated Board of the Royal School of Music (ABRSM) Piano Exam consist of three pieces, which are chosen by the candidate from the appropriate list in the current syllabus, Lists A, B and C or optional list provided by ABRSM.
Candidates are required to prepare their scales and arpeggios, sight-reading and aural test as well.
There are a total of eight grades of assessment, Grades 1-8.
The total marks in all individual Practical Exams are 150 marks. 100 marks are required to achieve a Pass, 120 marks to pass with Merit and 130 marks to pass with Distinction.
If you are working hard to make progress with your music journey, you need a bench mark, to ascertain and recognise your success and reassure yourself that you are on the right track. That is why the ABRSM exam offers a way to determine your level and what better way than to receive the ABRSM Certificate for a rewarding experience.
Enjoying the journey and achieving something along the journey.
Do Keep in Mind that the Music Examinations are not meant for everyone and the pieces from the exam syllabuses are not representative of a complete and rounded curriculum. All music students should explore a wide range of music to widen their repertoire of stylistic playing from different genres and broaden their music knowledge.
**Also, do take note that in order for a student to progress to Grade 6 Practical, the student needs a minimum of Grade 5 Theory in order to proceed on to Grade 6 and beyond.