NEW ABRSM Initial Grade Exam
Sunday, 13 September 2020
Initial GradeThe new Initial Grade is a pre-Grade 1 assessment following the same structure, content and marking criteria as our other graded music exams.
Practical Piano Initial Grade exams consist of three pieces, scales and broken chords, sight-reading, and aural tests.Total marks in all individual Practical exams are 150. You need 100 marks to achieve Pass, 120 marks to pass with Merit and 130 marks to pass with Distinction.
Scales and sight-reading examples will also be included in the exam packs, and audio recordings will be available for all pieces from the books. A Specimen Aural Tests book for Initial Grade will be available separately.Click