Practical Examinations

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak earlier on this year, unfortunately we had to take the decision to cancel the spring examinations that were due to take place on Tuesday 28 and Wednesday 29 April. As the situation evolved, it also meant we needed to cancel the summer examinations that were scheduled for July.

We are very sorry that we could not run the exams as planned. Entries have been deferred to Tuesday 15 and Wednesday 16 December, and slots are now available for any other pupils wishing to take an exam. Prices for any MAPAS pupils taking an examination listed below:

  • Grade 1 – £48.00
  • Grade 2 – £54.00
  • Grade 3 – £62.00
  • Grade 4 – £67.00
  • Grade 5 – £73.00
  • Grade 6 – £83.00
  • Grade 7 – £88.00
  • Grade 8 – £104.00

The above fees include an administration fee of £5.00.

An accompanist is required for all examinations except piano. We are able to offer an accompanist and aural training sessions to any pupil taught by a MAPAS tutor at a cost of £5 each. Please see the entry form for more details. If you do not have lessons with a MAPAS tutor but would like to enter for an exam, please contact the MAPAS office directly on 0161 778 0256 or email mapas@scll.co.uk.

Parents are responsible for the transportation of their child to and from the examination (please note that the examination venue is not Moorside). Please check your school holiday dates before entering. New venue guidance and procedures will be in place to ensure the safety of candidates, examiners and teachers this year. Parents are able to escort their child into the building, but then must remain in their vehicles in the car park to avoid having to wait inside the venue during the exam.

For further information regarding our examination sessions please contact the MAPAS office on 0161 778 0256 or by email at mapas@scll.co.uk.

Theory Examinations

The examination will take place on Tuesday 10 November at 5pm. Please note that Music Theory assessment at Grades 1 to 5 must be taken as an online exam. Candidates can take the exam in any location where they have a laptop or desktop computer with a webcam and internet access.

Paper-based exams are only available to Grades 6 to 8, and since venues are limited due to Covid, only the Manchester City Centre venue is available. ABRSM can choose not to run exams at a certain centre if the numbers are not sufficient. Parents are responsible for the transportation of their child to and from the examination.

For further information regarding these examinations please contact the MAPAS office on 0161 778 0256 or by email at mapas@scll.co.uk.