Pre-Grade 1 Levels
The levels Initial and Preliminary have been renamed Step 1 and Step 2.
Live Performance Awards have been renamed Recital Grades - the term 'Performance Award' now refers only to recorded examinations. The Level 5 specification has also been revised.
A Grade 5 qualification has been added. There is now the option to take Grade 5, Recital Grade 5, Performance Award Level 5 and Ensemble Level 5.
Redesigned handbooks are available for all levels; the content is unchanged and candidates with copies of existing handbooks can still use these for the exams.