I know this is perhaps a 'how long is a piece of string' question
But thinking about G 1-3, assuming the pupil doesn't have any major learning difficulties or other issues, who long do you usually expect they will need to learn each of the pieces for an exam?
I've got a couple of siblings - am their third teacher but no fault of theirs the previous one had health issues and they moved. The parents wanted them to do G 1 and 2 in March. I know in my heart of hearts they aren't ready.
I don't agree with the 'start the new exam book the minute you've sat the previous grade' mentality, and I feel kids should be able to learn the pieces of these grades relatively quickly if they are ready to sit the exam. But its got me thinking ...
I was just wondering what your various experiences would tell you. Do you think 'if it takes more than X weeks to learn at least the notes roughly' the kid isn't ready, or do you think it just takes as long as it takes for that particular kid? How much in advance of the exam do you allow for prep?