Trinity ABRSM Exam Dates Fees

ABRSM and Trinity Exam dates and Fees | 2022


Unsure about the ABRSM and Trinity exam dates and fees in 2022? If you are ready to take your ABRSM or Trinity piano exam this 2022, it is now time to check the upcoming deadlines, exam dates and exam fees for Music Theory, Classical and jazz piano exams. Close venues to Camden, West Hampstead, St. John´s Wood and Swiss Cottage include Hampstead Town, Highgate or Central London.

Please do not hesitate to contact our piano teachers for further information about your exams, piano lessons or ABRSM and Trinity intensive courses.


ABRSM and Trinity College exams are a reliable measure of ability for music students which test skills that are often neglected such as sight reading and listening.

At Hampstead Piano Academy we make the graded exams a positive experience and rewarding process.


Both boards of examinations, ABRSM and Trinity, have updated their syllabus until 2022.

Although supporting tests remain exactly the same as the previous syllabus, new pieces and scales have been released.

As this may cause some confusions, please be aware of the following overlaps and deadline periods.


ABRSM Exams Dates 2022

The new 2021 & 2022 ABRSM piano syllabus came into effect on 1st January 2021. All candidates are allowed to play from the 2019 & 2020 syllabus until 31st December 2021. Whether you are thinking of taking an exam or just are checking the ABRSM exams dates 2021, bear in mind which syllabus you are using.

Face-to-face exams


Exam date


7 Mar – 9 Apr 7 Feb
13 Jun – 16 Jul 16 May
7 Nov – 10 Dec 10 Oct
Additional London Face-to-Face Sessions

London Wall Place only

Exam date

Booking Period

7-12 Feb 10-14 Jan
5-22 May 21-25 Mar
3-22 Oct 5-10 Sep
Performance Grades 2022

Sessions will be available monthly for the rest of the year with dates to follow.

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Booking Period

Jan 1-8 Dec
Feb 10-17 Jan
March 2-8 Feb
April 2-8 Mar
Face to face exams fees 2022
Prep Test £43
Initial Grade £43
Grade 1 £48
Grade 2 £55
Grade 3 £64
Grade 4 £69
Grade 5 £76
Grade 6 £88
Grade 7 £94
Grade 8 £111
Digital exams fees 2022
Prep Test £42
Initial Grade £42
Grade 1 £46
Grade 2 £53
Grade 3 £61
Grade 4 £66
Grade 5 £72
Grade 6 £84
Grade 7 £89
Grade 8 £106

ABRSM Practical Exam Marks

All ABRSM Practical exams are assessed in the following four subjects:

Three Performance pieces marked out of 30

  • Scales marked out of 21
  • Sight Reading marked out of 21
  • Aural skills marked out of 18

All Practical exams are marked out of a total of 150 points.

Pass 100-119
Merit 120-129
Distinction 130-150

ABRSM Exam Venues

ABRSM Exam Venues are not published online. You will receive its address once your application has been confirmed.


ABRSM Music Theory Exam Dates 2022

Online Music Theory Exams

Grades 1 to 5


Exam date UK Time
12 Dic 4-8 pm
13 Jan 10pm-2am
23 Jan 4-8 pm
27 Jan 10pm-2am
In-person Music Theory Exams

Grade 6 to 8


Exam date Deadline
9 Mar 29 Jan – 7 Feb
18 Jun 4 – 16 May
15 Nov 26 Sep – 10 Oct

ABRSM Music Theory Exam Fees 2021

Grade 1 £36
Grade 2 £38
Grade 3 £42
Grade 4 £46
Grade 5 £49
Grade 6 £50
Grade 7 £53
Grade 8 £56

Check ABRSM website if you need further info about the ABRSM Music Theory exams fees 2021

ABRSM Music Theory Exam Marks

Pass 66-79 %
Merit 80-89 %
Distinction 90-100 %

All ABRSM Music Theory exams are marked out of 100%.


Trinity College Exam Dates 2021

All in-person exams runned by Trinity College London are currently cancelled. Digital assessments can be booked anytime throughout the year.

Please notice that the new piano syllabus is valid from 1st January 2021.

Trinity College Exam Fees 2021

The following Trinity College fees for Grade and Certificate exams in music are available from 1 September 2020 to 31 August 2021.

Trinity College may apply minimum fees or surcharges for late entries. We advise check their Terms & Conditions for futher information about Trinity Exam Fees 2021.


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Trinity College Exam Marks

All Trinity College exams are assessed in the following four subjects:

  • Three Performance pieces marked out of 22. This mark will be distributed accross three areas:

Notational Accuracy & Fluency (Max. 7 marks)

Technical Facility (Max. 7 marks)

Communication and Interpretation (Max. 8 marks)


  • Your Technical work comprises your scales, arpeggios and exercises and will be marked out of 14.


  • Two Supporting Tests could add 10 marks each to you total.

For Grades Initial to 5, you can choose any two of the following:

Sight Reading

Aural skills


Musical knowledge

From Grade 6 to 8, sight reading is compulsory. The other test could be aural or improvisation at the candidate’s choice.


Distinction 87-100
Merit 75-86
Pass 60-74
Below Pass 1 45-59
Below Pass 2 0-44

Trinity College Music Theory Exam Dates 2021

Trinity College Music Theory Exams are currently cancelled.

Trinity College Music Theory Exam Fees 2021

Trinity College only accepts postal entries for Music Theory Exams.

Fees are payable by check to be included with the application form.

Grade 1 £30
Grade 2 £32
Grade 3 £35
Grade 4 £38
Grade 5 £41
Grade 6 £45
Grade 7 £49
Grade 8 £54

Trinity College Music Theory Exam Marks

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UCAS points

Many of you may have heard of them. But what are UCAS points and how can you benefit from them?


What does UCAS mean?

The acronym UCAS stands for The United Kingdom University and Colleges Admission Service.


What are UCAS points?

They basically turn your grades and qualifications into a numerical value.

The good news is that music students with ABRSM or Trinity College qualifications at Grades 6 to 8 can benefit from UCAS points when applying to a college or university.


Check the following table and find out what your qualifications are worth:

UCAS tariff points table

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