My daughter sat the aural part of this exam and has been called back for an audition next week.
Does anyone know why they might be doing more auditions than in previous years?
Also if anyone can shed any light on what the panel will be looking for I'd be grateful for that info too.
Sorry I can't cast any light on the former, and it's probably too late for the latter, but here's a report from my son on his audition this morning. His performance was assessed by three teachers, presumably spread across the schools. When he finished playing, they asked him what grade he had reached, what was the grade of the piece, what other instruments he played, and whether he played in a band. This surprised me, as they adopted this form of test after the Schools Adjudicator ruled that their previous use of grades measured achievement rather than aptitude, and interviews for selection are supposed to be forbidden.