Practical exams at Public Venues
When you book you can choose exam dates and venues from a list of available options. Once the booking period has closed and we have finalised the timetables, we will email applicants, and candidates (parents/carers) who have an account, to let them know they can log in to view their confirmed exam appointments including the time. This usually happens around two weeks after the booking period has closed. Once appointments are confirmed, you can log in to your account at any time to view your exam bookings and check date, time and venue information.
Changing practical exam appointments at Public Venues
Once appointment times have been confirmed applicants (around two weeks after the booking period has closed), and candidates (parents/carers) with an account, can log in to their account to change an appointment or submission date. Alternative slots are offered subject to availability. We are unable to reschedule appointments by phone or email.
You can change an appointment up to 48 hours (two full days) before the exam date. You will only be able to view alternative appointment slots that are more than 48 hours ahead and that are equal to or longer than the length of your exam. For example, if your exam appointment is 15 minutes long, you will only be able to see alternative appointments of 15 minutes or more. Once you’ve found a suitable alternative appointment, you can move the candidate into the new slot.
You can only reschedule one exam at a time and we are unable to transfer access arrangements to a rescheduled appointment. If a candidate has access arrangements booked, please consider this carefully before changing their appointment.
Practical exams at Private Visits
Once the booking period has closed, we will email the Visit Organiser, any Permitted Applicants, and candidates (parents/carers) who have an account, to let them know they can log in to view their appointments.
At this point, the Visit Organiser can rearrange their exam timetable online. You can make changes to your timetable up to 48 hours (two full days) before the Private Visit start date. When you plan your timetable you should follow our standard exam day as closely as possible. Our online timetabling tool will not accept timings that are significantly different. Breaks and lunch cannot be changed. It is the responsibility of the Visit Organiser to contact their candidates and any Permitted Applicants to let them know the finalised exam times
Standard exam day
- Session 1 – 1 hour 45 minutes
- Break – 15 minutes
- Session 2 – 1 hour 45 minutes
- Lunch – 1 hour 5 minutes
- Session 3 – 1 hour 30 minutes
- Break – 15 minutes
- Session 4 – 1 hour 30 minutes
Each day can include a maximum of 6 hours and 30 minutes of exams with a start time of 9.00am or 9.30am. Any exams exceeding this will be scheduled the following day. If you would like to make a request for a non-standard timetable you will need email us at [email protected] before exam booking closes (28 days before the Private Visit start date). We cannot consider any alternative timetabling requests once this deadline has passed.
Music Theory exams at Public Venues and Private Visits
Music Theory exams take place on set dates and at set times. Around two weeks after the booking period has closed we will email applicants, and candidates (parents/carers) with an account, to let them know that they can log in to view their confirmed exam details.