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Syllabus overlap information

In the first year of any new Practical syllabus, candidates may, for a limited period only, choose to perform pieces set in the lists of the preceding syllabus, but they may not combine pieces from the preceding and new syllabus (except in the case of items that appear in both).

No such overlap period applies to any new scale requirements, sight-reading and/or aural tests, which take effect from 1 January of their year of introduction.

 

Piano 2015 & 2016

In 2017, candidates may play set pieces from the 2015 & 2016 syllabus as follows:

  • UK & Republic of Ireland – until the end of Period A (spring exams) 2017
  • All other countries – until 31 December 2017

Trumpet 2010-2016

In 2017, candidates may play set pieces from the 2010-2016 syllabus as follows:

  • UK & Republic of Ireland – until the end of Period A (spring exams) 2017
  • All other countries – until 31 December 2017

Trombone 2010-2016

In 2017, candidates may play set pieces from the 2010-2016 syllabus as follows:

  • UK & Republic of Ireland – until the end of Period A (spring exams) 2017
  • All other countries – until 31 December 2017

Singing 2009–2017

In 2018, candidates may present songs from the 2009–2017 syllabus as follows:

  • UK & Republic of Ireland – until the end of Period A (spring exams) 2018
  • All other countries – until 31 December 2018

NB From 1 January 2018 onwards all candidates taking a Grade 6, 7 or 8 exam will be assessed on three songs only. Candidates availing of the overlap period are free to choose from any three of the four lists in the preceding syllabus.

Woodwind 2014–2017

In 2018, candidates may play set pieces from the 2014–2017 syllabus as follows:

  • UK & Republic of Ireland – until the end of Period A (spring exams) 2018
  • All other countries – until 31 December 2018

NB There is no overlap period for the Scales and arpeggios or the Sight-reading requirements – the new requirements apply from 1 January 2018 in all countries.

 

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