Syllabus overlap information

In the first year of any new Practical syllabus, candidates can for a limited period choose to perform pieces set in the lists of the preceding syllabus, but they can't combine pieces from the preceding and new syllabus (except in the case of items that appear in both).

No such overlap period applies to any new scale requirements, sight-reading and/or aural tests, which take effect from 1 January of their year of introduction.

Practical Grades – extended overlap for candidates outside the UK and Ireland

  • Any candidates starting to prepare for an exam in 2022 should use the 2021 & 2022 syllabus.
  • The overlap period for the 2019 & 2020 syllabus has been extended due to Covid and now ends on 31 December 2022.
  • Candidates can take an exam in 2022 playing their three pieces and scales from the 2019 & 2020 syllabus.
  • All three pieces and scales must be from the same syllabus.
  • Candidates playing pieces and scales from the 2019 & 2020 syllabus should tell the examiner or write this on their programme foxrm.
  • It will not be possible to take an exam using the 2019 & 2020 syllabus after 31 December 2022.

Performance Grades

  • The 2019 & 2020 Performance Grades syllabus is no longer valid, as exams were available throughout 2021 and into 2022. The extended overlap period ended on 30 April 2022.

Practical Grades

  • Candidates worldwide may play their three pieces from the 2018–2021 syllabus until 31 December 2022.
  • All three pieces must be from the same syllabus.
  • Candidates playing pieces from the 2018–2021 syllabus should tell the examiner or write this on their programme form.
  • As we may not be able to offer face-to-face Practical Grades in all territories in 2022, candidates may wish to learn an extra piece and transfer to a Performance Grade. You can check 2022 exam dates on our dates and fees page.

Performance Grades

  • Candidates worldwide may play their three set pieces from the 2018–2021 syllabus until 31 December 2022. The submission deadline for the video recording must be on or before this date.
  • All three set pieces must be from the same syllabus.
  • The fourth, own-choice piece is not affected by overlap arrangements.

Practical Grades

  • Candidates worldwide may play their three pieces from the 2021 & 2022 syllabus until 31 December 2023.
  • All three pieces must be from the same syllabus.
  • Candidates playing pieces from the 2021 & 2022 syllabus should tell the examiner or write this on their programme form. 

Performance Grades

  • Candidates worldwide may play their three set pieces from the 2021 & 2022 syllabus until 31 December 2023. The submission deadline for the video recording must be on or before this date.
  • All three set pieces must be from the same syllabus.
  • The fourth, own-choice piece is not affected by overlap arrangements.

 

 

Practical Grades

  • Candidates worldwide may play their three pieces and prepare supporting tests from the 2017 syllabus until 31 December 2023.
  • All three pieces and supporting tests must be from the same syllabus.
  • Candidates playing pieces from the 2017 syllabus should tell the examiner or write this on their programme form.

Performance Grades

  • Candidates worldwide may play their three set pieces from the 2017 syllabus until 31 December 2023. The submission deadline for the video recording must be on or before this date.
  • All three set pieces must be from the same syllabus.
  • The fourth, own-choice piece is not affected by overlap arrangements.

 

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