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ABRSM Examinations

Register for the ABRSM Examination 2021.

Complete this online registration form

The International School of Moscow is the only testing centre in Russia that offers ABRSM’s internationally-renowned theoretical and practical examinations. Take ABRSM Examinations in Moscow.

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“Over 500 ISM students have taken music exams over the past 6 years. Until now, only the written theory exams have been conducted here in Moscow. The introduction of ABRSM practical exams to Russia will finally give young musicians in Russia the opportunity to measure their progress and gain internationally recognised qualifications”, said Mr James Langford, Head of Music at ISM. 

ABRSM is the UK's largest music education body, one of the largest music publishers and the world's leading provider of music examinations; delivering over 600,000 assessments in more than 90 countries. The examinations have become valued and trusted measures of musical progress worldwide. 


ABRSM examinations are open to any musicians in Russia hoping to measure their musical achievement. Candidates may be entered for an exam at any age. Candidates for Practical Grades 1 through 5 may be entered for any of these grades without previously having taken any other grade.  The syllabi for each individual grade can be found here. There are nine grades of examination in Music Performance and eight grades in Music Theory. These examinations progress in difficulty from Initial Grade ** to Grade 8. 

Students who pass exams at Grade 6 and above are awarded UCAS points, which count towards applications for university and college in the United Kingdom and can have a positive impact on whether students are admitted to certain institutions.

ABRSM examinations are delivered by a team of experienced musicians, all of whom travel from the UK specifically to conduct the examinations.

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The ABRSM Theory Examination

The examination assesses a candidate’s ability to identify, use and manipulate conventional musical symbols, and to answer questions relating to musical elements according to specific grade-by-grade requirements. The full syllabus is available

In November 2020, The International School of Moscow will offer ABRSM Online Musical Theory Examinations for Grades 1 to 5. All applicants should follow the steps below: 

Step 1: Fill the application form on our website. 

Step 2: Our Music Team will contact you with information on how to make the entry on  There are specific entry windows which need to be adhered to for all exams. 

Step 3: Using the details shared by our Music Team, please complete the registration process on the ABRSM Website. The Examination Fee is paid online, directly to ABRSM on their website.

Step 4: Two weeks before the examination, the applicant receives access to the online exam platform. They will receive a link, with a password following separately.

Step 5: Take the examination on Tuesday, 10th November. 

Step 6: ABRSM will publish exam results four weeks after the exam date and provide certificates and mark forms within two weeks of releasing results.  The results will be realised to the applicant via their online service. 

Candidates can take their exam in their own home or in any other suitable location that meets our requirements. 

Examination Date: Tuesday  10th November

Entry Deadline: Monday 12th October 

Fees 2020-21 (In EUR* including VAT): 

Grade 1 - 76 Euro                          

Grade 2 - 78 Euro                          

Grade 3 - 80 Euro                          

Grade 4 - 88 Euro

Grade 5 - 96 Euro                        


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The ABRSM Practical Examination

The examination assesses performance skills through pieces or songs, technical skills through scales and arpeggios, notation skills through a sight-reading test, as well as listening and musical perception through aural tests. ABRSM examinations can be taken in singing and a variety of instruments, such as piano, bowed strings, woodwind, brass, harp and more. A full list of instruments is available at

Exam Date: TBC

Entry Deadline: TBC

The exact dates of Practical exams can only be arranged once all entries have been received and processed.

Fees for 2020-21 (in EUR* including VAT):

Preparatory Test - 95 Euro        Grade 4 - 155 Euro         

Initial Grade - 98 Euro                  Grade 5 - 170 Euro    

Grade 1 - 108 Euro                          Grade 6 - 195 Euro

Grade 2 - 123 Euro                          Grade 7 - 208 Euro

Grade 3 - 143 Euro                          Grade 8 - 248 Euro

All Examination Fees (above) are paid online, directly to ABRSM. Links for payment will be shared at a later date with all entrants.

The practical examination administration fee of 2300 Rubles is paid directly to the host centre, ISM, via Invoice.

To register for a practical or theoretical examination, we invite you to complete this online registration form. All practical examinations will take place at The International School of Moscow at Krylatskaya street, 12, Moscow, 121552.

For any additional information regarding ABRSM, please contact our music team on