We now have the new ABRSM Theory Practice Papers and Model Answers in stock for Grades 1-5!

The new and updated exam questions will be used as of 01.01.18 in all countries.

All the new papers are available on our website: https://www.alangregory.co.uk/music/ABRSM_Theory_Workbooks_and_Past_Papers.html


The ABRSM say:

We are introducing modernised questions and assessment methods in some parts of the exam at Grades 1 to 5. We have also updated the design of the papers to ensure they are clear and easy to understand.

Revised exam papers will be used in all countries from 1 January 2018, with no overlap period. There are no changes to questions at Grades 6 to 8.

The main changes are:

  • Introducing multiple choice questions for musical terms and signs
  • Updating questions to ensure they are clear and easy to understand. This includes:
    • Reducing the amount of information on the page for time signature questions (Grades 1 to 3)
    • Simplifying the layout of intervals questions (Grades 4 and 5)
    • Simplifying the layout for Grade 5, Question 7 (chords at cadence points), with candidates asked to describe chords only using roman numerals.
  • Removing rhythm-writing, melody-writing and word-setting questions, and the Grade 5 SATB short/open score question
  • Refreshing the design of all exam papers to ensure they are clear and easy to read (Grades 1 to 8)


Please contact us if you have any queries about the changes or would like further information

T: 0161 445 4466

E: info@alangregory.co.uk

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