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Practical Exams Update – Italy

We appreciate how much the cancellation of our exams has affected learners and we are working hard on solutions to ensure learners can gain their qualifications at the earliest opportunity.

However, on the basis of official UK Government advice, due to Covid-19, ABRSM has made the decision to cancel all Practical Exams in Italy until further notice. This decision affects all 2020 Practical Exams, ARSM and Diplomas. Following this decision, we will process refunds for all existing exam bookings and we will provide further detailed guidance on this process including timescales soon.

We are sorry for the impact on teachers and candidates and thank you for your loyalty and support while these restrictions remain in place. We are continuing to review when live Practical exams can resume in Italy and will offer them again at the earliest possible opportunity.

Our new remotely-assessed Performance Grades provide  an alternative progression route for students during this period of disruption. The Performance Grades are equivalent to our Practical Grades in demand, recognition and value. They are based on the same repertoire and syllabuses, assessment criteria and quality assurance measures as our existing exams and will be assessed by the same highly trained examiners. Booking will open in Italy before the end of the year and you can record your video submission any time from now on. Find out more here.

Did you see Beat Goes On on The One Show?

With free downloadable resources and a body percussion workshop EVERY morning, we’re loving Ollie Tunmer's efforts to turn us into the next cast of STOMP.

Ollie is the founder and director of Beat Goes On. He is a former cast member of the hit show STOMP and its sister show, The Lost & Found Orchestra. He is also a qualified secondary school music teacher and combines these experiences to deliver fun, engaging and memorable workshops which draw on participants’ own ideas, as well as developing skills and knowledge. Ollie also promotes the use of music as a means of encouraging well-being, for individuals and teaching communities.

Free downloadable resources

http://www.beatgoeson.co.uk/samba-rhythm-grids/

http://www.beatgoeson.co.uk/junk-percussion-guide/

http://www.beatgoeson.co.uk/manchester-expo-2017-resources/

Blog posts about percussion in education, from guest authors

http://www.beatgoeson.co.uk/blog/

Body Beats body percussion book / video tutorial

http://www.beatgoeson.co.uk/shop/

Daily Body Beats online body percussion sessions, 11am BST

www.youtube.com/user/OllieTunmer

We would love to see you and your family enjoying Ollie’s Body Beats percussion sessions. Let us know how you get on with them by emailing us at [email protected]

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