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Results and certificates

Introducing results and certificates

We aim to issue results as quickly as possible. As part of our quality assurance processes we sometimes carry out additional checks and these can delay the issue of results by up to four weeks.

Digital certificates – during 2024 we are introducing secure digital certificates worldwide with the option to order a paper certificate for a small fee.  Follow the link below to find out more.

Exam feedback and appeals – if you have concerns about the quality of our exam service or your results, follow the link below to find out about result reviews and appeals.

Certificate reprints and record searches – follow the link below to find out more.

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Practical and Performance Grades, Performance ARSM

All candidates receive a mark form giving a breakdown of their marks with comments from the examiner. Mark forms are available online to view and download in your account.   

We send you an email when your results are available. We aim to release results within one week of your exam date or the date when you submitted your video recording but this can take up to 28 days. We are currently in a period of high demand for Performance Grades and results are currently taking longer than seven days.

If you have booked exams for more than one candidate, we may not release all results at the same time. We will email you every time results becomes available. 

Candidates who pass their exam also receive a certificate which we send to the applicant who booked the exam. We send certificates once results are released and it can take from a few weeks to a couple of months for these to arrive, depending on where you live.  

Music Theory

All candidates receive a mark form showing the marks awarded for each section of the exam.  

We send you an email when your results are available to view in your account. Candidates with an account receive a results email seven days after the person who booked the exam (the applicant).

Online exams (Grades 1 to 5)

  • Results are usually available around four weeks after the exam date.
  • You can view the result and download a PDF mark form online.  

Paper-based exams (Grades 6 to 8)

  • Results are usually available around four weeks after the exam date in the UK and around six weeks after the exam date in all other countries.
  • You can view the result online. We then post a paper mark to the applicant with the certificate, if applicable.  

Candidates who pass their exam also receive a certificate which we send to the applicant who booked the exam. We send certificates once results are released and it can take from a few weeks to a couple of months for these to arrive, depending on where you live. 

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Prep Test and Performance Assessment

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

Diplomas - DipABRSM, LRSM, FRSM

All diploma candidates receive a paper mark showing the marks awarded for each section of the exam with comments from the examiner. Before we issue diplomas results, they are sent to a committee for review. This is an essential part of our quality assurance process and may take up to three months. 

Candidates who pass their diploma also receive a certificate. Candidates are sent a certificate once results are issued and this can take up to 4 weeks depending on where you live.

Certificate reprints

Music Medals (UK only)

Successful candidates receive a medal and a certificate. All candidates receive a digital mark form available to view and download online. 

After we've finished our moderation process, we send the teacher-assessor an email confirming that their results are available. This is usually within a week of the submission date. Candidates with an account can view their mark form seven days after we've released it to the teacher-assessor. 

We post medals and certificates to the teacher-assessor within a week of releasing the results.  

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