International examinations board ABRSM has announced improvements to its online booking service for everyone involved in booking and taking an ABRSM exam.
Many of the changes have been made in direct response to feedback from teachers, parents and schools who used the new online service to book exams earlier in the year.
Late booking for practical exams
You can now make late bookings for practical exams at Public Venues and Private Visits, if space is available.
Easier access to results and mark forms
Once results have been released to applicants, they can immediately generate an email to tell candidates (parents/carers) that their results are ready to view.
Submitting feedback, appeals and complaints
Feedback, appeals or complaints can now be submitted directly through the online booking service.
A new option for Jazz exams
It’s now possible to book Jazz exams at a Private Visit, as long as there is at least one hour of Jazz examining time and the total examining time for the visit is at least three hours
Uploading and downloading candidate lists for Private Visit exams
Visit Organisers and Permitted Applicants can now upload their candidate and exam details in bulk from a pre-populated file.
Changing a Private Visit date or adding days
Visit Organisers can now change their practical Private Visit date(s) or add days, as long as they do this before ABRSM has confirmed the visit (28 days before the visit start date).
New timetable features for Private Visits
Visit Organisers can now ‘lock’ their practical timetable when they’re happy with it, to stop all exams shifting up if one exam is cancelled.