Hi, I haven't posted in a while so hope this is ok. I was wondering if anyone could offer some advice? I have a grade 5 piano exam this weekend and have had the past few lessons cancelled due to unfortunate circumstances. So I haven't really had any sightreading or aural practise in lessons for this exam. My pieces are fine and scales mainly secure. I've done grade 6 on flute, so with a bit of reminding the aural should (hopefully) be ok, although I'm worried about the sightreading as this is one of my weakest areas on piano.
I'm practising doing unseen pieces at home, with a minute (?) prep time before I play it through. I'm not really sure what to watch for though, or how to improve. In the aural, is the sight singing accompanied? What other areas do they assess at this level? Also, would it be ok to play the pieces before scales but asking to try the piano quickly first? And if some scales are more secure than others, would it be best to play the known ones faster, or all at an in between tempo? If you've got any other advice for the exam it would be much appreciated, thanks.