Mar 15 2004, 12:49 PM
I was just wondering...
What's your record highest (or lowest if you like...) mark for a music exam and what sort of mark do you usually get (perhaps the average)?
I could have made this into a poll but it'd either have to be a really long list or not very specific...
Mar 15 2004, 05:46 PM
The highert mark Ive ever got was 130 in my grade 6 and I thought i had actually failed it! The lowest mark Ive ever got was 116 in my grade 5 which i was still really pleased with because it was my first exam!
Mar 15 2004, 06:00 PM
I usually get about 23-26 out of 30 for piano pieces and perfect marks on aurals.i'm doing flute though, grade 3 and thats my first flute exam, and grade 5 singing so i don't know for them.
Mar 15 2004, 07:29 PM
lowest 101, highest 127. I think.
Mar 16 2004, 12:34 PM
piano practical, highest-134, lowest-120.
Mar 16 2004, 05:20 PM
My highest mark was for Gr6 piano 145!!!! Wahooo!!
A bit extreme I think!
Lowest was for Gr7, 128 merit
That brought me back down to earth.
Mar 16 2004, 05:43 PM
highest 130, lowest 102 (I was depressed when I rece'd the result...)
Mar 16 2004, 08:02 PM
Lowest 105 (Grade 5 Singing), highest 139 (Grade 1 Viola).
Mar 17 2004, 03:14 PM
Grade 8 singing was my highest (I think the examiner must have got confused!) as I acheived a mark of 147! My lowest however was 101 for Grade 6 Flute, In general most of my exams have been marked around 120.
Mar 19 2004, 03:41 AM
The highest mark of Piano pratical is 130 in G2 and G4.and the lowest mark is 117 in G1 and G3(My sight reading and aural is the poorest)
Mar 22 2004, 08:23 PM
Well my lowest mark has been 99!!!! i was gutted. 1 mark ! re-took it and passed well though. A confidence problem the first time though...............
Mar 22 2004, 08:44 PM
Well done NIX! Did u get anything for your 147? cos when I got 145 for grade 6 piano, I got a letter and £100 as it was "The Sheila Mossman Memorial prize" for high marks @ grade 6,7 & 8 piano. Just wondering!
Mar 23 2004, 12:18 PM
Highest:130-Grade 1 Piano
Lowest:109-Grade 5 Piano
Aiming for >130 this year for Grade 7.
Mar 23 2004, 09:57 PM
No I didn't get any money!Wish I had though! I had a different certificate to the normal ones, it was kind of embossed in gold and had posh lettering, it was accompanied by a letter from the head of ABRSM sending his congratulations etc. I would have preferred money though!Oh well ill have to try and get that a similar level in my diploma and Ill let you know if they send me owt!
Apr 2 2004, 11:42 PM
I got 28/30 in 2 of my pieces 27/30 in the other, 17/18 in my aural, 22/24 in my scales BUT then i got an amazing 11/24 in my sight-reading: i find it sooo difficult, i really can't do it, i was telling the examiner how much i really couldn't do it and she said she'd give me an easy one, apparently it didn't help! lol o well i stil got a distinction,
Apr 10 2004, 12:07 PM
My lowest is 107 (Grade 4 Piano... that's because I don't like the teacher), and my highest is 130 (Grade 6 and 7 Piano). The average is around 118 to 119 (calculated from Grade 1 to Grade 8 Piano) (118.625 to be precise).
Apr 18 2004, 10:09 AM
I got 96% in theory I'm not quite sure how many points that is!
Apr 20 2004, 02:53 AM
harpsichord practical:lowest 125 (grade 6) highest 131 (grade 7)
Apr 20 2004, 06:30 AM
I only took once in my life time so far. That was the violin grade 5 and I 've got 134 for it.
Apr 20 2004, 01:02 PM
You lot really make me feel bad, my lowest was 108 flute, can't remember what grade it was, but I had this major disaster with a piece of Mozart and got 16/30 for it, so I was quite pleased with the result.
My highest has been just 114, excluding theory, and I've never gotten over 23 for one of my pieces, is this normal??
Of course, if anyone doesn't yet know, the worst bit is aurals, but then I've always got around pass on them...
well I don't think I have this time though (grade 7 flute) but as I'm still awaiting my results, I can't say.
I think part of my problem is that I get so incredibly nervous, it's hard to play the flute with your hands shaking and sweating, you keep catching the trill keys and stuff.
Apr 20 2004, 02:44 PM
my marks seem to just go up steadily! i got 116 for grade 1, 120 for grade 2 and 125 for grade 3. hope my grade 5 goes up too!
Apr 20 2004, 06:27 PM
my lowest is 108, grade 4 clarinet (however thats likely to change when my grade 6 comes through hehehe!i was gutted though!)
highest 125 which was either grade 1 or 5 clarinet i cant actually remember!
Jul 15 2004, 12:11 AM
My highest was 130 for Grade 5. My lowest was 127 for Grade 3. Average=128.5 not counting theory (94%!) You COULD multiply your theory result by 1.5 to get it out of 150 but I wouldn't count that.
Jul 21 2004, 02:11 PM
|QUOTE (dizzy @ Apr 18 2004, 10:09 AM)|
I got 96% in theory I'm not quite sure how many points that is!
snap!! thats my highest as well!
Jul 21 2004, 04:37 PM
I just done my grade one and i got a hundred and twenty eight.
here are the run through of the marks order.
don't worry if you don't get it keep on trying till you do
Jul 22 2004, 07:30 AM
Grade 1 flute lowest at 122. grade 4 flute highest at 136. Average 128
my recorder exams grade 4-8 go 130, 132, 130, 134, 131 so i hav a good record of distinctions! Average 131.4
Jul 22 2004, 02:48 PM
my highest is 134 for grade 1 violin, and the lowest is 107 for grade 6 violin
Jul 22 2004, 03:11 PM
think my lowest was 120, highest 134. so average around about 128 or something. i would go and check the exact marks but im just about to come offline!
Jul 24 2004, 12:14 PM
I got 101 for my first exam - Grade 5 flute and I was pretty happy!
I got 135 for Grade 8 Flute, 123 for Grade 2 Violin and 98 for Grade 5 Theory.
However, I failed Grade 5 Piano. I was really not very surprised as I found it so stressful - my hands were shaking so much I couldn't play. Weird really, I actually enjoyed my flute exams. I have come to the conclusion piano is harder, which doesn't help my confidence. Still, my teacher wouldn't let me resit as she was convinced I should have passed, so fingers crossed for Grade 6.
Up until I saw these messages, I still was surrounded by a warm happy glow, believing my marks to be not bad. Inspire me to practise more, oh God!
Jul 25 2004, 02:54 PM
Highest overall was 139 (Grade 2 Piano)
Lowest overall was 124 (Grade 4 Piano)
Highest for one piece was 30/30
Jul 25 2004, 02:55 PM
daniel90, don't worry. I always found sight reading hard, until I started this course of books called "Improve your sight-reading" by Paul Harris. They're REALLY good, you should try them
Jul 26 2004, 08:58 PM
Improve you sight reading books...
on piano, have you noticed the colours get worse and worse, gloomier and gloomier, as you go up the grades... it's actually a relief when you get to grade 8 and it's BLACK as opposed to maroon, brown, grey...
Jul 28 2004, 09:54 AM
I have just calculated my average. I got 120.3
So that makes it 120.
Jul 28 2004, 10:40 PM
My results are as follows:
Highest: Grade 3 E Flat Saxophone (137)
Lowest: Grade 4 Piano (120)
The highest mark for a piece I've had is 29/30 for the 'Tango' in the 2003-2004 Grade 3 Piano syllabus.
My average score is 129 (which is a mark the examiners aren't allowed to give) so it could be either 128 or 130 - so I think I'll choose 130 as my average mark!!!
Aug 1 2004, 10:24 AM
are then examiners really not allowed to give 129??? I thought that was just a rumour. Can anybody find concrete evidence of that???
My average is... um... *mutters calculations very fast* *freaks out and checks on computer calculator*
Aug 1 2004, 10:27 AM
and theory average is... 94. yay!
Aug 2 2004, 11:35 AM
I was just told that the examiners couldn't give 129 by my piano teacher so i persumed that it was true. Does anyone else here know any different? Has anyone else every had a '129' mark for an exam?
Aug 2 2004, 02:44 PM
|QUOTE (cecilia @ Aug 1 2004, 10:27 AM)|
| and theory average is... 94. yay! |
my theory average is 96 yay too!!!
Aug 2 2004, 03:39 PM
My theory average is 94... that includes grades 6, 7 and 8
Aug 5 2004, 02:40 PM
i dont think you could call my theory result an average as ive only done 1 exam!!
Aug 16 2004, 07:14 PM
[QUOTE]My average score is 129 (which is a mark the examiners aren't allowed to give) [QUOTE]
I know someone who got 129 for Grade 1 violin. I think she was quite disappointed
Aug 17 2004, 06:13 PM
Here are my results:
Piano Practical: Lowest 103 Highest 131
Oboe Practical: Lowest 108 Highest 132
Aug 17 2004, 11:09 PM
My highest is 139, and lowest 104. I have got almost all distinctions in my four instruments except grade 7 organ and grade 4 violin. However i'm not so proud with my 139 as I am with my 136 for grade 8 organ, since I did it in 5-6 months and had to work really hard since I was also preparing to do my A-levels.
Aug 27 2004, 11:04 PM
i gota 143 for mi grade 8 sax which i'm happy with.
Lowest was 102 for my grade2 piano.I'm not tht good a piano player nd highest mark on piano was 125 for mi grade5.
I got 131 for mi grade8 oboe bt mi highest on tht was grade6 wen i got 137.
My flute i got 135 for mi grade7.Hoping for a distinction on my grade 8 flute so i can hav 3 grade 8 distinctions.
Does anyone know if ther r like awards for money on other insrtuments other thn piano?thy shud publish the winners on the abrsm website i fink it wud b ded intersting 2 c other ppls successes.
Aug 28 2004, 06:01 PM
i get 118 at grade 2 piano......120 at grade 5 piano~
and 90 at grade 5 theory
i like piano
Sep 10 2004, 10:58 AM
i 've only taken one exam and that 's 136 -grade 1 piano
Sep 18 2004, 09:22 PM
highest: grade 7 piano (139)
lowest: grade 3 piano (123)
Sep 20 2004, 06:17 PM
Only done 3 exams, and 1 wasn't with AB anyway so the marking was different! Got 130 nd 133 so far - got both results on the same day! I was really pleased! yey! U prob think I'm really wierd cos everyone on here seems to have really really good marks! well dun everyone!
Sep 21 2004, 08:58 PM
dont worry i dont get really really good marks- quite the opposite
Sep 23 2004, 12:28 PM
Lowest: 100...G3 cello
Highest: 132 G1 Fhorn
Piano is actually my main instrument...range is from 112 to 127...average is 119 (dammit!!!!)
Theory my top mark is 97
My pupils beat me on practical though, their top mark is 134!
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