AP and I are setting up a website to host resources that should be helpful for potential diploma candidates. It will help both to collect together the experiences of those here who have sat diplomas, and to serve as an 'FAQ' to save us having to write the same answers to the same questions all the time . The address of the site is:
On the site, we are hoping to collect together programme notes to help other people get an idea of what might be expected. Currently, we have mine - obviously - but would be most grateful for any others that people are willing to contribute. Feel free to anonymise them first, or to instruct me to do so, if you wish. If you're happy to have them on the site, email them to me, preferably along with a brief summary of the examiners' comments on them (note - if you quote the examiners directly, I will have to summarise the comments as examiners' comments are not allowed to be published). We're not just restricting it to DipABRSM notes; anyone with LRSM, ATCL, LTCL, FTCL etc. etc. programme notes, or FRSM written submissions is welcome to submit them .
We have trawled through the past posts on the forum and extracted viva questions people have been asked, and collated these together onto a single page, along with the programmes that gave rise to those questions. If you haven't posted your questions on the forum, but have some that you can (and would like to) add, post them here or send them to me .
Any other suggestions that you have for useful resources, or content for any part of the site, will be most gratefully received; don't hesitate to comment, or criticise .
Any pedants with spare time on their hands are welcome to look through the viva questions page, play 'spot the error', and submit corrections. AP and I have, very quickly, lightly edited them, but it's proving quite time consuming to check them all even vaguely thoroughly. The same goes for any typos or errors elsewhere on the site; we don't mind people being picky .