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Anyone else waiting for their dc to come out of a theory exam?

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2ndSopranosRule Wed 02-Mar-16 17:31:30

Dd1 doing Grade 1. I'm so nervous for her and can hear her coughing.

swarskicat Wed 02-Mar-16 17:33:22

Yep. Grade 5 here. I am more nervous than DD is

2ndSopranosRule Wed 02-Mar-16 17:35:44

I actually thought I was going to throw up before... Hope your dd is okay!

troutsprout Wed 02-Mar-16 17:47:32

Doing a spot of shopping then going back after 1 and a half hours

troutsprout Wed 02-Mar-16 17:48:50

Oops Posted too early..She's doing grade 5.
Good luck to your dcsmile

swarskicat Wed 02-Mar-16 17:54:51

They have started coming out, but am guessing for the lower grades...

swarskicat Wed 02-Mar-16 18:13:54

Grade 5s coming out now. Overheard a couple of 'it was really hard's. I feel sick. Even though it is completely unimportant in the grand scheme of things!!

Icouldbeknitting Wed 02-Mar-16 19:23:12

I'm telling myself that music exams are good training for GCSEs. I'll let you know how that works out somewhere towards the end of June.

Now there's just the waiting...

swarskicat Wed 02-Mar-16 20:09:37

DD sas went well although one of the music terms is not on any of the grade 5 lists she has….but it is only 2 marks. DD is confident she has passed. Thank goodness!

2ndSopranosRule Wed 02-Mar-16 20:28:48

Dd out after 45 minutes ("I checked lots!"). She's only 8 so this was quite a big deal for me. She said she's 100 per cent certain she's done the best she could. Bless her.

troutsprout Thu 03-Mar-16 08:22:42

Dd was thrown by a German word.. She guessed and got it wrong. She said it was harder than any she had practised at home but thinks she did enough to pass
Hope everyone's dc did well

2ndSopranosRule Thu 03-Mar-16 09:36:05

I'm really hoping she's passed. She's been getting over 90 consistently with practice papers so I'm hoping she hasn't put too much pressure on herself.

Next: Grade 1 violin a week on Monday.

Wafflenose Thu 03-Mar-16 10:27:27

My DD (10) did Grade 5 last night. She also guessed the German word wrongly! In fact, she put the total opposite! But she said everything else was fine. She has Grade 5 Flute on Wednesday, complicated by the fact that she got braces yesterday, aargh!

Icouldbeknitting Thu 03-Mar-16 10:51:23

DH was supposed to be taking G1 flute this session but missed the deadline so he's doing his G1 challenge with G3 with LCM next session. We've never done a grade exam with LCM so it's new territory for us. DS is doing nothing bar the minimum until he's got his GCSEs behind him. I did manage to slip instrument practice into his revision timetable, he left the file open on my laptop and the opportunity was too good to miss.

Icouldbeknitting Thu 03-Mar-16 11:05:22

Don't have a clue why I posted this ^^ here when it would have been better in the all - in musicians thread. Just ignore me whilst I slink away.

2ndSopranosRule Thu 03-Mar-16 13:01:03

I'm curious - what was the German term?!

Actually, dd said there was something she'd not come across in the millions of papers she did either - put note values in order from shortest to longest.

According to the ABRSM website we've a month to wait for the result!

troutsprout Thu 03-Mar-16 13:22:56

Don't know.. But dd guessed 'lively' and she told me this morning ( after googling) it was supposed to be 'peaceful'.
So kinda the opposite grin

Wafflenose Thu 03-Mar-16 13:37:56

Yep, ruhig = peaceful, and DD guessed 'lively' too! She just didn't have time to learn all the words.

I have seen the longest to shortest/ shortest to longest thing with notes and rests on various early grade papers before. It does come up from time to time, and kind of checks what they're meant to know anyway, doesn't it? (Crotchet = 1, Minim = 2, etc).

I was going to enter DD (7) for Grade 1 this term, but she wasn't keen. It's good to get some experience before Grade 5, so I hope she'll agree to do one eventually. DD (10) took Grade 3 last year, as a warm up.

swarskicat Thu 10-Mar-16 17:06:59

Just got all excited as friend at work was convinced that her niece had done the grade 5theory last week and she already had went on line. Nothing. Turns out she did it last term, but just told auntie about her distinction today!!

Has anyone any experience of how long it takes for theory results? DD driving me mad trying to work out how she did!!

troutsprout Thu 10-Mar-16 18:27:18

I thought it took a month for results?
( not exactly sure where I heard/ saw that though grin)

2ndSopranosRule Thu 10-Mar-16 20:49:32

I think it's a month too - sure I read that on the ABRSM website.

CeeBeeBee Thu 10-Mar-16 22:59:20

I read today it was six weeks. Will try and find the link.

CeeBeeBee Thu 10-Mar-16 23:03:02


Scroll down until you get to the section on theory results.

Wafflenose Fri 11-Mar-16 09:17:34

They have always said six weeks. In practice, it's often closer to five.

2ndSopranosRule Tue 29-Mar-16 18:53:35

We've just had the results: pass with distinction. What a star she is!

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