QUOTE(noodle @ May 14 2007, 09:27 PM)
QUOTE(snhs @ May 14 2007, 06:34 PM)
Perfectly possible. A disastorous scale element in which 5-9 marks are awarded may result in a young candidate fleeing the exam room before attempting the remaining segments. Equally it is possible a candidate may refuse to do singing, muck up the analysis element, and do catastrophically badly on scales and sight reading.
It is doubtful but numerically possible.
It is not possible in all cases and i don't think in every circumstance it can be improved.
I think not. It is not numerically possible. If someone is good enough to get 90/90 for pieces it is highly unlikely they will get less than 10 between scales, sight reading and aural. Even if scales are disastrously bad, and they get 5 are you trying to tell me that they won't get another 5 marks between aural and sight-reading. Why on earth would anyone who is so good at playing want to enter an exam, refuse to do singing and not prepare scales or practice sight-reading? What makes you think you are an expert on exams anyway?
At what point did i say i was an expert on exams?
Numerically virtually anything is possible. Granted it is highly doubtful nonetheless it is possible. The probability may be that anyone who got full marks on pieces would pass, and arguably pass very well, but there are no certainties.
QUOTE(Wobby @ May 14 2007, 11:15 PM)
However, maybe rather than internally discussing each other's opinions, each person could neatly summarise the points that they feel should be looked over by the CE, and let her decide upon whose points she sees most fitting to implement, no?
I'm perfectly happy to leave any implementation up to the CE but I think a lot of the views on this are only fully expressed through contradicting other points.
QUOTE(maggiemay @ May 14 2007, 11:19 PM)
You are taking into account different peoples' learning styles when you make that claim ??
I'm fairly certain of it. I'm not fully clued up on all the educationalist theories on kinaesthetic learners etc but using the time to full advantage i should have thought it perfectly likely, particularly with adult pupils when they should have the most experience of learning and what works best for them etc (although not being an adult i can't be sure on that).
QUOTE(maggiemay @ May 14 2007, 11:22 PM)
I have found in most cases it's possible to improve pitching.
The key word being most. Some people are born with a sense of pitch, others can learn it and others simply can't. Guess which group would be significantly disadvantaged under the current exam system.