QUOTE(Clari Nicki1 @ Jul 2 2012, 08:04 PM)
QUOTE(ma non troppo @ Jul 2 2012, 07:12 PM)
I only had 7 ABRSM candidates this term, but am guessing that at least three of them will have gone abroad by the time their results are published.
For those of you who work in schools - does this mean that the candidates only get their results from you in September?
No - I will ring them up......
My daughter's exam was 20th June and her result came through today- distinction in her Gr 8 - whoop whoop!
I've just got my first - he's gone abroad, back where he came from, but is hoping to go to university in Britain next term. A modest grade 1, and he got 113, but I thought he was going to fail.
My three TG's took theirs (2 x Initial Grade and 1 grde 1) in the music department of Cambridge University on Saturday morning. Never had grade exams there before, and not only the exam room, but even the warm-up room housed a concert grand. It had an amazing effect on their playing, and in particular on their posture, becasue the music sits slightly higher up so they needed to sit taller to see it.
My younger Initial Grader (age 7) was meant to have done Sight-reading and General Musical Knowledge. When she came out, I asked what she had been asked, and she said only about two questions, but that she had had to do aural, and mentioned some of the things she'd been asked to do. We'd not really prepared her for aural since the decision was made (didn't want to sing, threw a massive tantrum, for *** sake, it was only one flippin' note! but she knew her own mind and had made her own decision and informed me of it
). She said she didn't get given a tune to look at and play. I mentioned this to the steward, who went in and spoke to the examiner, who replied that the sheet had indeed said General Musical Knowledge and Sight-reading and that was what she'd done.
Steward then brought us back the message and said that it was only what the small child said, that she'd done aural instead of sight-reading. Of course it's possible she may have just been attention-seeking, but she did describe it in some detail, and this is a very bright articulate little girl. I said we might need to make a written complaint if the "aural" mark wasn't very good (though it would say sight-reading) but it might be better just to leave it if it was an excellent mark anyway, and the steward said quietly "well, I believe that's the case"
So is it worth making a comment about? She will almost certainly have managed a merit, and maybe, just maybe, even better. I suppose it depends if she wants to carry around with her a mark sheet which says she got 10/10 for sight-reading she never did...