I am new here but have been reading the forum for a few weeks now and I really like the great feeling amongst you all. I'm an adult learner, passed Gr 4 flute and haven't really got any plans for taking Gr 5 practical yet, but I got into the theory and am working my way through past papers and Dorothy Dingle's excellent book 'Pass Grade 5 Theory'. Then I decided to take the plunge and put myself in for the exam! There are a few weeks yet until November 2nd so I have time to brush up on melody writing and transposition (my two ropey parts). Then as long as I write out all my formulas (circle of fifths, intervals, keyboard etc),read things carefully, don't rush in or assume things, check and double check and pace myself, I might scrape through with a pass!
I don't have a teacher at the moment, but the books, past papers and mymusictheory on youtube are all easy to use and understand.
Is anyone else doing Grade 5 theory in November too?