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#1 Pacific231

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Posted 08 September 2020 - 17:46

I know the ABRSM has put PDFs on its website so that students can see the sort of questions they'll face in the online theory exams. However, PDFs don't provide the authentic online (or at-the-computer) experience. Do colleagues know any materials that do? 

 

I do know of one possibility. See

 

https://www.mymusict...practice-exam-2

 

Does anyone know of anything else? (Won't the ABRSM post the grade 5 exam of August 26 as a 'past paper'?)

 

 


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#2 ma non troppo

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Posted 08 September 2020 - 20:23

I think I read somewhere that abrsm were planning a publication - a book of practice papers. I can't seem to find it now, so if anyone can shed any light?
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Posted 15 September 2020 - 15:57

Yes, they're coming out on 8 October - a book for each grade.


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Posted 15 September 2020 - 22:15

Well a book's not much use, is it? There need to be trial online exams as it's completely different doing it on the computer. I'd be changing to another board for practical exams to avoid this fiasco.
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Posted 15 September 2020 - 23:48

They have obviously had this as a mastrerplan for a long time.
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Posted 16 September 2020 - 07:36

They have obviously had this as a mastrerplan for a long time.

Yes, one suspects this is the case. 


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Posted 16 September 2020 - 07:59

A BOOK!! A Paper BOOK!! For online exams!! Jeez..... Duh!


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Posted 16 September 2020 - 09:49

I'm sticking with the Ying Ying series. Not to do the exams, just to teach the stuff. Ying Ying is spot on and we don't need any more theory books. I just hope she doesn't change what's in her books.


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Posted 16 September 2020 - 22:10

I'm sticking with the Ying Ying series. Not to do the exams, just to teach the stuff. Ying Ying is spot on and we don't need any more theory books. I just hope she doesn't change what's in her books.

I know Ying Ying personally, Norway - I would think it highly unlikely that she'll change anything in her books!

 

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Posted 16 September 2020 - 22:28

I'm sticking with Ying Ying as well. I think her books are the clearest - despite the trippy pictures. Even adults like them!
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