QUOTE(violindreams @ Dec 6 2011, 08:27 PM)
QUOTE(Claudia's Mum @ Dec 6 2011, 07:45 PM)
It depends also how long it has taken you to get to grade 6 and whether you want a pass or distinction at grade 8.
Personally I think there is a HUGE amount of lovely violin repertoire at grade 7 level which it would be a real shame to miss out.
Is there a reason why you need to get to grade 8 quickly?
It's a piano exam, but the reason I want to skip is that I don't want to be taking grade 8 piano and violin and a levels at the same time as I will probably end up doing if I take grade 7 but don't want to do badly at grade 8
Hi there violindreams,
Not sure if this helps but I did Grage 8 in singing, piano and clarinet in the Spring session alongside my A levels, it can be done. I found that going to practice was a welcome break to the studying....but that was quite a long time ago now. It worked for me, but appreciate it may not work for everyone. To re-iterate the replies of others, the leap of what they expect performance wise is quite different between Gd 6 & 8, However I skipped Grade 6&7 in singing but def did didn't skip 7 for piano or clarinet, although my first clarinet exam was grade 5...
Good luck with your decisions, only you will know what work load you can accommodate.