I AM NOT HAPPY
I took my grade 4 violin exam on the 30th November. Despite screwing up my scales, I came out of the exam with a positive feeling.
I had to wait until yesterday for my results, as my teacher has been poorly and the results had not arrived by the end of term. The suspense was killing me.
So, at music centre yesterday, my teacher still off sick and having passed the results on to someone else (the accompanist in the exam), we were told that the results were completely off the wall. The examiner had failed by 10 marks people who were expected to get at least 115, and certain grade 1 people who might not have even passed with any other examiner got distinctions. I got 109, and felt I should have got at least 125. The accompanist in my exam said I'd done very well and she thought it was one of the best exams ever etc. I did too.
So, my teacher has appealed against the results, and anyone who wants to can retake the exam at Easter. I was supposed to do grade 5 in the summer, don't know now. It goes without saying as to how I feel.
What does anyone else think about this? Do you think I should retake the exam, considering I've always had merits and distinctions in the past, where I've felt worse after coming out of the exam?