Piano Grade 8 – Exam Information

For your grade 8 piano exam you will tested on your performance of three pieces, scales and arpeggios, sight-reading, and additional aural tests.

You will be marked out of a total scoring of 150. To pass you will need to achieve 100 marks, for a merit 120 and 130 to pass with a Distinction.

The 150 marks are divided as follows:

  • Piece A – 30 marks
  • Piece B – 30 marks
  • Piece C – 30 marks
  • Scales and arpeggios – 21 marks
  • Sight-reading – 21 marks
  • Aural tests – 18 marks

Piano exams for grade 8 are held at the local ABRSM exam centre in Swindon.

View further details and current syllabus at ABRSM website

Piano Grade 7 – Exam Information

For your grade 7 piano exam you will tested on your performance of three pieces, scales and arpeggios, sight-reading, and additional aural tests.

You will be marked out of a total scoring of 150. To pass you will need to achieve 100 marks, for a merit 120 and 130 to pass with a Distinction.

The 150 marks are divided as follows:

  • Piece A – 30 marks
  • Piece B – 30 marks
  • Piece C – 30 marks
  • Scales and arpeggios – 21 marks
  • Sight-reading – 21 marks
  • Aural tests – 18 marks

Piano exams for grade 7 are held at the local ABRSM exam centre in Swindon.

View further details and current syllabus at ABRSM website

Piano Grade 6 – Exam Information

For your grade 6 piano exam you will tested on your performance of three pieces, scales and arpeggios, sight-reading, and additional aural tests.

You will be marked out of a total scoring of 150. To pass you will need to achieve 100 marks, for a merit 120 and 130 to pass with a Distinction.

The 150 marks are divided as follows:

  • Piece A – 30 marks
  • Piece B – 30 marks
  • Piece C – 30 marks
  • Scales and arpeggios – 21 marks
  • Sight-reading – 21 marks
  • Aural tests – 18 marks

Piano exams for grade 6 are held at the local ABRSM exam centre in Swindon.

View further details and current syllabus at ABRSM website

Piano Grade 5 – Exam Information

For your grade 5 piano exam you will tested on your performance of three pieces, scales and arpeggios, sight-reading, and additional aural tests.

You will be marked out of a total scoring of 150. To pass you will need to achieve 100 marks, for a merit 120 and 130 to pass with a Distinction.

The 150 marks are divided as follows:

  • Piece A – 30 marks
  • Piece B – 30 marks
  • Piece C – 30 marks
  • Scales and arpeggios – 21 marks
  • Sight-reading – 21 marks
  • Aural tests – 18 marks

Piano exams for grade 5 are held at the local ABRSM exam centre in Swindon.

View further details and current syllabus at ABRSM website

Piano Grade 4 – Exam Information

For your grade 4 piano exam you will tested on your performance of three pieces, scales and arpeggios, sight-reading, and additional aural tests.

You will be marked out of a total scoring of 150. To pass you will need to achieve 100 marks, for a merit 120 and 130 to pass with a Distinction.

The 150 marks are divided as follows:

  • Piece A – 30 marks
  • Piece B – 30 marks
  • Piece C – 30 marks
  • Scales and arpeggios – 21 marks
  • Sight-reading – 21 marks
  • Aural tests – 18 marks

Piano exams for grade 4 are held at the local ABRSM exam centre in Swindon.

View further details and current syllabus at ABRSM website

Piano Grade 3 – Exam Information

For your grade 3 piano exam you will tested on your performance of three pieces, scales and arpeggios, sight-reading, and additional aural tests.

You will be marked out of a total scoring of 150. To pass you will need to achieve 100 marks, for a merit 120 and 130 to pass with a Distinction.

The 150 marks are divided as follows:

  • Piece A – 30 marks
  • Piece B – 30 marks
  • Piece C – 30 marks
  • Scales and arpeggios – 21 marks
  • Sight-reading – 21 marks
  • Aural tests – 18 marks

Piano exams for grade 3 are held at the local ABRSM exam centre in Swindon.

View further details and current syllabus at ABRSM website

Piano Grade 2 – Exam Information

For your grade 2 piano exam you will tested on your performance of three pieces, scales, arpeggios and broken chords, sight-reading, and additional aural tests.

You will be marked out of a total scoring of 150. To pass you will need to achieve 100 marks, for a merit 120 and 130 to pass with a Distinction.

The 150 marks are divided as follows:

  • Piece A – 30 marks
  • Piece B – 30 marks
  • Piece C – 30 marks
  • Scales, arpeggios and broken chords – 21 marks
  • Sight-reading – 21 marks
  • Aural tests – 18 marks

Piano exams for grade 2 are held at the local ABRSM exam centre in Swindon.

View further details and current syllabus at ABRSM website

Piano Grade 1 – Exam Information

For your grade 1 piano exam you will tested on your performance of three pieces, scales and broken chords, sight-reading, and additional aural tests.

You will be marked out of a total scoring of 150. To pass you will need to achieve 100 marks, for a merit 120 and 130 to pass with a Distinction.

The 150 marks are divided as follows:

  • Piece A – 30 marks
  • Piece B – 30 marks
  • Piece C – 30 marks
  • Scales and broken chords – 21 marks
  • Sight-reading – 21 marks
  • Aural tests – 18 marks

Piano exams for grade 1 are held at the local ABRSM exam centre in Swindon.

View further details and current syllabus at ABRSM website