Grade 5 Theory Courses

Intensive, but fun courses, designed to go from no experience to grade 5 readiness in hours

Online Theory Courses now available!
Minimum of 4 people per course. 

Kirsty offers intensive theory courses of around 7-8 hours covering the ABRSM grade 5 theory syllabus. 
Designed to go from absolute beginner theory to grade 5, all that is needed is music reading ability of grade 4+. 
No previous theory experience required. 
Please note: these courses have been described as "fun" by participants! They are suitable for both adults and children. 
Provided: grade 5 theory information booklet (pdf delivered by email), 4 sessions of online tuition, quizlet 
class membership for online topic quizzes.
Aftercare: marking of 8 completed practice papers and feedback (by email)

Why use written papers as practice for an online exam? 
It's simple - this may be the only time you learn how to correctly write music using a pencil! 
The written papers are excellent preparation for the online test which uses exactly the same knowledge, but will also
ensure candidates can write music neatly and accurately.  Grade 6+ theory exams are still written tests so this is vital for
those going on to higher grades, GCSE and A-Level. 

Next planned zoom courses: 
January 2021 (Sunday afternoons) Aiming towards the 16th March exam COURSE FULL!
3-5pm 3rd January, 3-5pm 10th January, 3-5pm 17th January, 3-4pm 24th January

March 2021 (Sunday afternoons)  Aiming towards the 23rd May exam or 19th June exam
3-5pm 7th March, 3-5pm 14th March, 3-5pm 21st March, 3-4pm 28th March

There are going to be SIX dates for online grade 5 theory exams in 2021. So far ABRSM can only confirm the first three.
1) Tuesday 16th March 5pm (booking period 1st -8th February)
2) Sunday 23rd May 10am (booking period 6th -13th April)
3) Saturday 19th June 10 am (booking period 4th -11th May)  
The other three dates will be sometime in August, October and November. 

Ideally you should allow around 8 weeks AFTER the course before the exam for practice papers. 

Please complete this form to apply to take a course or to show an interest in future courses.
Course dates to be confirmed once enough people have expressed an interest (minimum 4 people, max 10)

Cost: £160 per person (more than 50% saving) for course inclusive of marking of 8 papers
(Individually - 8 hours tuition £320, 2 hours theory paper marking £80 = £400)

Please note: you will need to purchase the 2019 and 2018 ABRSM grade 5 past papers in addition to the course fees

Cambridgeshire Holiday Orchestra follow-up courses

Follow up courses are available after CHOA taster sessions at the summer course.
Information will be sent out by email. 

Results from Summer 20 pilot online exam: 2 passes, 2 distinctions
Results from Autumn 19: 3 passes, 2 merits, 2 distinctions
Results from Summer 19: 2 passes, 3 merits, 2 distinctions (including one 100/100!)

Results from Spring 19: 3 distinctions, 4 merits, 4 passes
Results from Autumn 18: 1 distinction, 2 passes
Results from Summer 18: 2 distinctions
Results from Spring 18: 2 passes, 1 merit, 1 distinction
Results from Autumn 17: 2 passes, 2 merits

Individual hour long lessons are also sometimes available at a rate of £40 per lesson.
For more information on any theory course contact  Kirsty Body: 07715556589,


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