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    I've taken my Grade 6, and am taking my Grade 7 in December, but when I fill in the UCAS form, will I only get the points for my Grade 6? is it worth me putting down that im taking grade 7, if I'm not getting the points?

    Argh- so confused! HELP!
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    It'll only give you something like 10 extra points... I wouldn't worry too much about it.
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    You can only put down grades that you have actually achieved - so you can put down grade 6, and whatever standard you were given, but not 'prospective grade 7 candidate' or anything like that.

    It's probably worth a small mention in your personal statement if you're that worried about it.

    UCAS Music Practical Exam Tariff

    Grade 6:
    Pass - 25 : Merit - 40 : Distinction - 45

    Grade 7:
    Pass - 40 : Merit - 55 : Distinction - 60

    Grade 8:
    Pass - 55 : Merit - 70 : Distinction - 75

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    Mention it in your PS if you want to.
    But doubt you can do it in the thingamy...
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    Do the universities you're applying to even do UCAS points? I've done grade 7, and the points I would have gained from that weren't worth anything for my application.

    However - it's still worthwhile doing the grade. It's a big achievement, as well as looking good on CVs etc
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    (Original post by RosiePosiePuddingAndPie)
    Do the universities you're applying to even do UCAS points? I've done grade 7, and the points I would have gained from that weren't worth anything for my application.

    However - it's still worthwhile doing the grade. It's a big achievement, as well as looking good on CVs etc
    You would put that on your CV? I have grade 8 piano and my Dip. in Sax, but i dont put it down there, i just put in my interests that i play both.
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    (Original post by munchie_rox)
    You would put that on your CV? I have grade 8 piano and my Dip. in Sax, but i dont put it down there, i just put in my interests that i play both.
    You did dip in Sax??
    THAT ROCKS!!!!!!!!!!
    What kind of stuff did you play??
    this is DipABRSM Right? or TCL?

    I just finished my DipAb for Violin
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    http://www.ucas.com/students/ucas_tariff/tarifftables/

    music examination
    Practical-
    Grade 6 = D/45 points, M/40, P/25
    Grade 7 = D/60, M/55, P/40
    Grade 8 = D/75, M70, P/55
    Theoretical-
    Grade 6 = D/15, M/10, P/5
    Grade 7 = D/20, M/15, P/10
    Grade 8 = D/30, M/25, P/20
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    (Original post by munchie_rox)
    You would put that on your CV? I have grade 8 piano and my Dip. in Sax, but i dont put it down there, i just put in my interests that i play both.
    Yeah but then I'd add that not only is it an interest, but I've actually achieved something with it. I have an interest in playing piano, but I'm not even grade one standard in that so I would never include it. Grade 7 shows dedication and achievement, I think, so yes - I'd include it. For now at least, since I don't have many previous jobs or anything to talk about on my CV.
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    (Original post by DominicJ)
    You did dip in Sax??
    THAT ROCKS!!!!!!!!!!
    What kind of stuff did you play??
    this is DipABRSM Right? or TCL?

    I just finished my DipAb for Violin
    Trinity, better syallbus i thought. I did soem of soewto quinch's modern stuff, they ask you to inprov two pieces, mine were based on a camel and a bit (altissimo register and harmonic minor lol) I also did some wynton marsalis' pieces ( you are expected to play peoples work who have influenced you)

    It was not a fun experience lol, i stopped playing atraught after i completed it.
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    WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAT???
    YOU STOPPED
    That blows!
    I'm hopefully gonna keep going!
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    I was slightly cheeky and put down "Pend." for grade 6 piano, as I was just about to take the exam when I sent my application off. It wouldn't have got me any points, but as I'm taking Music I put it down to prove a point.
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    I'm going to put my G8 drums and G5 theory on my UCAS form in the autumn. I don't know if it will do me any good (applying for Maths, and none of my choices accept points), but thought I may as well stick them down as they are qualifications after all.
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    I'm glad I've done my Grade 8 with distinction on violin!

    85 Ucas points already!
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    (Original post by GHOSH-5)
    this is related to this thread (sorry for the small sidetrack) but it'll only take a second to answer

    say someone has taken grade 6, 7 and 8, and received a pass in all of them, does this person's pass in grade 6 and 7 get discounted, or do all the points for each pass get added together and put on the score, so will this person get either 55 (grade 8 pass only) or 120 (pass in grade 6, 7 and 8).

    basically jsut wondering if doing a higher grade makes lower grades be discounted....
    Nah, you can't add them up I'm afraid.
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    (Original post by evissa)
    I've taken my Grade 6, and am taking my Grade 7 in December, but when I fill in the UCAS form, will I only get the points for my Grade 6? is it worth me putting down that im taking grade 7, if I'm not getting the points?

    Argh- so confused! HELP!
    You'd only get points for your Grade 6. I was taking grades/diplomas after I sent my application off, so I put them in that section as 'Pending' with the dates when I would be taking the exams. It made sense for me to do that, as I was applying for Music courses.

    If you're not applying for Music, it may not worth putting it down in that section, but you could always write a sentence in your personal statement saying you will be doing your Grade 7 in December

    Btw, bear in mind that it's up to the university to decide whether they count those UCAS points. Some of them don't according to a newspaper article I read
 
 
 

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