QUOTE(hello_cello @ Sep 20 2008, 08:58 AM)
the board is EdExcel, we have to do one solo and one ensemble performance, i dont think there are any specific requirements, other than it can't be rap.
Right, I think that's the board that some of my pupils prepare for. One solo and one ensemble (usually a duet in our case) matches. As far as I know there's no specification of length.
I didn't know about the rap veto - will watch my step !
fwiw, the group I worked with last year had, mostly, very limited reading skills, and no-one played anything above about grade 2-3. All passed, an A, two Bs and a C.