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Results and certificates

All candidates receive a mark form showing the marks awarded for each section of the exam with comments from the examiner. This will be available from your ABRSM account. Candidates who pass their exam also receive a certificate, sent by post to the applicant.

When will candidates receive their results?

We send you an email when results are ready to view online.

Face-to-face Practical Grades and ARSM – within one week of the exam date, subject to quality assurance checks

Digital Performance Grades and ARSM – within one week of submitting the exam video, subject to quality assurance checks

  • Candidates with an account also receive a results email seven days after we have released results to the applicant.
  • We aim to issues results as quickly as possible while providing the highest possible standards of assessment. Sometimes we carry out additional checks, which may delay the release of results. This is an important part of our quality assurance process and may take up to four weeks.
  • If you have booked exams for more than one candidate we may not release all the results at the same time. We will email you every time results becomes available.

What about certificates?

We post certificates to the applicant, usually within four months of releasing results.  Your local ABRSM contact organises the distribution of certificates and you can contact them for updates – click here for contact details. If there is no local contact for your country we will send certificates directly to the applicant.

All candidates receive a mark form showing the marks awarded for each question as well as the total number of marks. 

  • For Online Music Theory exams (Grades 1 to 5) this will be available from your ABRSM account.
  • For paper-based exams (Grades 6 to 8) the overall result will be available online and we will send a paper mark from by post to the applicant.

Candidates who pass their exam also receive a certificate, sent by post to the applicant.

When will candidates receive their results?

We send you an email when results are ready to view online.

Applicants will receive this around four weeks after the exam date, subject to quality assurance checks.

Candidates with an account also receive a results email seven days after we have released results to the applicants.

What about certificates and Grade 6 to 8 mark forms?

We post certificates and Grades 6 to 8 paper mark forms to the applicant, usually within four months of releasing results. Your local ABRSM contact country organises the distribution of certificates and you can contact them for updates – click here for contact details. If there is no local contact for your country we will send certificates and Grade 6 to 8 mark forms directly to the applicant.

There are no marks awarded for these assessments. Instead, examiners write comments on the certificates during the exam and hand this to candidate at the end of their assessment.

All diploma candidates receive a paper mark showing the marks awarded for each section of the exam, with comments from the examiner. Candidates who pass their exam also receive a certificate. We send mark forms and certificates to the applicant by post.

Before issuing, we send all diploma results and mark forms for review by our diploma committees. This is an essential part of our quality assurance process and may take up to three months

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