Trinity ABRSM Exam Dates Fees

ABRSM and Trinity Exam dates and Fees | 2020


Unsure about the ABRSM and Trinity exam dates and fees in 2020? If you are ready to take your ABRSM or Trinity piano exam this Autumn 2020, 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 2020.

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

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


ABRSM Exams Dates 2020

The new 2019 & 2020 ABRSM piano syllabus came into effect on 1st January 2019. All candidates are no longer allowed to play set pieces from the 2017 & 2018 syllabus. Whether you are thinking of taking an exam or just are checking the ABRSM exams dates 2020, bear in mind this former syllabus will no longer be accepted.

Practical and ARSM exam

Exam date


9 Nov-19 Dec 12 Oct
Performance Grades 2020

Exam date


19 Oct-7 Nov 5 Oct
Prep Test £38
Initial Grade £39
Grade 1 £43
Grade 2 £49
Grade 3 £57
Grade 4 £62
Grade 5 £68
Grade 6 £78
Grade 7 £83
Grade 8 £99

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 Online Music Theory Exam Dates 2020

Autumn 2020
Exam date Deadline
10 Nov 12 Oct

ABRSM Music Theory Exam Fees 2020

Grade 1 £29
Grade 2 £31
Grade 3 £34
Grade 4 £37
Grade 5 £40
Grade 6 £44
Grade 7 £47
Grade 8 £50

Check ABRSM website if you need further info about the ABRSM Music Theory exams fees 2020

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 2020

Trinity College London has many exam dates throught the year as well as different venues located accross the city. Each of them will have different exam dates, so make sure you check if both suit you.

Please notice that the new piano syllabus is valid from 1st January 2018. Furthermore, the 2015-2017 syllabus expired on 31st December 2018 and students are no longer allowed to play any piece from that syllabus.

The most convenient exam venues from Hampstead are Jacques Samuels Pianos (3 miles, Edgware Road), Schott Music Shop (3.5 miles, Oxford Circus), Peregrine’s Pianos (4 miles, King’s Cross), New London Performing Arts (4 miles, Muswell Hill) and Guildhall School (5.5 miles, Barbican)

Jacques Samuel Pianos W2
Exam date Deadline
26 Apr 29 Mar
Schott Music Shop W1F
Exam date Deadline
15 Mar 16 Feb
22 Mar 23 Feb
Peregrine’s Pianos WC1X
Exam date Deadline
 27 & 29 Mar 24 Feb
19 Apr 20 Mar
New London Performing Arts N10
Exam date Deadline
13 & 15 Mar 14 Feb
26 Apr 29 Mar

Other interesting venues might be Harrow Arts Centre or the actual Trinity Laban Conservatoire in Greenwich.

Trinity College exam dates Spring 2020 will be released on 8th January 2020. Stay tuned!

Guildhall School London EC2Y
Exam date Deadline
18 & 19 Apr 21 Mar
1901 Arts Club London SE1
Exam date Deadline
25 & 26 Apr 28 Mar
Trinity Laban Conservatoire SE10 
Exam date Deadline
22 Mar 23 Feb
29 Mar 1 Mar
5 Apr 8 Mar
Trinity United Church SW19
Exam date Deadline
20 Mar 21 Feb
27 Mar 28 Feb
Bromley Youth School Music BR2
Exam date Deadline
9 Mar-1 Apr 9 Feb
Harrow Arts Centre HA5
Exam date Deadline
20 Mar 19 Feb
Chingford Church E4 5TH
Exam date Deadline
6 Mar 7 Feb
7 Mar 7 Feb
Croydon High School CR2
Exam date Deadline
14 Mar 15 Feb
30 Mar 2 Mar
Martin Way Church SW20
Exam date Deadline
12 Mar 13 Feb
13 Mar 13 Feb
19 Mar 21 Feb
3 Apr 6 Mar
Forest Hill Methodist Church SE23
Exam date Deadline
15 Mar 16 Feb
22 Mar 23 Feb
27 Mar 28 Feb
29 Mar 28 Feb
Broomfield House School TW9
Exam date Deadline
8 Mar 9 Feb
15 Mar 16 Feb
22 Mar 23 Feb
29 Mar 1 Mar
5 Apr 3 Mar
26 Apr 29 Mar
Croydon High School CR2
Exam date Deadline
10 Nov 13 Oct
24 Nov 27 Oct
8 Dec 10 Nov
14 Dec 16 Nov
16 Dec 18 Nov

Trinity College Exam Fees 2020

The following Trinity College fees for Grade and Certificate exams in music are available from 1 September 2019 to 31 August 2020.

Trinity College may apply minimum fees or surcharges for late entries. We advise check their Terms & Conditions for futher information about Trinity Exam Fees 2020.


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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 2019 2020

Trinity College Music Theory Exams run twice a year.

Venues include The International Students House (Great Portland Street) and The University of London Union Building (Bloomsbury, Croydon)

The duration of the Trinity Music theory exam is 2 hours for Grades 1-4 and 3 hours for Grades 5-8.

Spring 2019
Exam date Deadline
4 & 7 May 25 March
Autumn 2019
Exam date Deadline
2 & 4 Nov 23 Sept

Trinity College Music Theory Exam Fees 2020

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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