I have now collected all payments for the graded piano exams and all students should now know what date there exam will be on. The actual time of day for the grades is information I will be given over the following weeks.
With the ABRSM exams the total marks available are 150 with
100 marks needed to pass the grade
120 marks needed to gain a merit
130 marks needed to gain a distinction
The breakdown of the 150 marks in each grade is
A piece - 30 marks available
B piece - 30 marks available
c piece - 30 marks available
Scales and arpeggios - 21 marks available
aural - 18 marks available
sight-reading - 21 marks available
As your piano teacher I will always give you feedback on how you are progessing with each of these individual sections in your lesson time - and one of the benefits to doing a piano exam is that you will also be receiving feedback from an examiner, and rememeber that the examiner wants you to do well in both your graded exam and also with your future piano studies. Enjoy the experience and good luck!