theory (Grade related query)

Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by flower girl, May 26, 2005.

  1. flower girl

    flower girl Member


    is it true that you have to pass grade 8 theory to take your grade 8 practicel. or is someone just trying to scare me (successfully)
  2. KMJ Recordings

    KMJ Recordings Supporting Member

    It used to be that you used to have to have grade 5 theory, not grade 8, but don't know if that's still true.
  3. flower girl

    flower girl Member

    well thats ok cos i've got grade 5
  4. Naomi McFadyen

    Naomi McFadyen New Member

    no you dont need grade 8 theory... just 5
  5. NeilW

    NeilW Member

    You have to do Grade V theory to take any (Assoc Board) grade above 5. You can do grade V practicals without any theory passes, but need them before you move on to VI or higher.

    (My son's just done his!)

    Good luck!

  6. euphfanhan

    euphfanhan Member

    Or do a trinity exam instead, no theory needed for any grades :D
  7. lynchie

    lynchie Active Member

    I remember on the guildhall exams you cant take grade 8 without a theory exam, but I can't remember if it's grade 5 or 8... Probably 5 because I think they also accept GCSE music.
  8. Aidan Geary

    Aidan Geary Member

    The official line from the London College (whom I examine for) is:

    'Candidates may enter for any examination without having taken any preceeding examination, except candidates entering Grade 8 practical who must hold a Grade 5 (or higher) theory certificate of the college (ABRSM / Trinity / Guildhall are also acceptable). Exemption from the grade 5 theory is granted to the holders of the following certificates: A, B or C pass in GCSE music (or GCE O level); CSE Grade 1; Scottish Certificate of Education (Ordinary or Higher Grade); Junior or Leaving Certificate in the Republic of Ireland.'

    I believe the same rules apply for Trinity Guildhall.
  9. flower girl

    flower girl Member

    thanks to all 4 your help. ur all right, u only need grade 5 theory, thankfully, i've all ready got that.
  10. Cornishwomble

    Cornishwomble Active Member

    Won't hurt to do higher theory after the practical though will it! Good luck!
  11. persins

    persins Member

    Grade 5 theory hurt enough! I was well proud of myself. I actually got the pass mark!!!
  12. Cornishwomble

    Cornishwomble Active Member

    Shame counting bars rest wasn't in the theory eh Simon ;)
  13. persins

    persins Member

    Blimey, If that was on the theory, I wouldn't have got anywhere near to passing it!!!!
    As well you know, mate!!! Good thing I've got you to do my counting for me in Switzerland!

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