Firstly, apologies for starting a new thread just to announce my result, but after two failed attempts I've inally passed my grade 8 piano! 94 last time is up to 113 this time. I know it's still not wildly amazing, but normally I only just scrape a pass and my highest previous mark was for G5 at 106.
Despite a few slips in the Handel and breaking the Mozart right near the very end when the rest had gone very well I passed them both. Even the aurals which I thought I'd embarrassed myself with (during the name a piece I said it sounded like satie but said the period was baroque as I didn't have a clue what time he was from) I managed to pass.
Does make up for the times I've thought examiners have been overly harsh. I know in theory they all follow the same guidelines, but they do seem to have wildly different marking schemes in practice.
Good luck to everyone else taking exams this time around. Even if you think it's gone really badly you could be in for a suprise! Don't write yourself off before you get your results.