ABRSM grade 3 yesterday. Only two terms since she took grade 2, and has missed out on what I thought was a deserved merit for the first two grades. We knew sight-reading would be a fail, but I was concerned about her scales. Mother told me she had told her that her scales were good; I said they weren't as good as she thought they were. Her aural is excellent, and two, at least, of her pieces are very musically played.
Anyway, she came out of the exam and immediately buried her face in Dad's tummy, then walked away slightly without saying anything. Then turned round and said it had gone fine. I do wonder, after that body language, if she's putting a brave face on it.
Tomorrow Trinity grades 1 (too floppy by half) grade 3 (has worked very hard indeed, scales excellent, pieces rather mechanical, aural weak) and grade 4 (scales excellent, aural excellent, general knowledge very sound, pieces careless)
And a LCM Step 2 some time next month, still not given us a date.