Very pleased to have just got our first set of practical results for 2009, all but one using the new syllabus.
Grade 1 piano Distinction x 4 (130,134,135,135) Merit x 1 (126)
Grade 3 piano Pass (117)
Grade 6 piano Distinction (130)
I knew this was (with one exception) a very good batch of pupils, able & motivated, but still very pleasing & perhaps a little surprising. I didn't expect one of the distinctions & the 117 was actually very weak - I did consider suggesting she pulled out of the exam. I can't help thinking this examiner marked quite differently from the one we had in December, when the results were significantly lower than I'd expected.
Sight-reading results are interesting - they all did well & I'm sure they're finding the new syllabus easier. The grade 1 pieces have been far more successful than the previous syllabus.
Good luck to everyone else with exams coming up & hope you're enjoying the new syllabus.