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Theory Exam Overview for August 2020

Below is an overview of how and when the August 2020 Theory exams will be taking place.   

  • Theory

    Level

    Solution

    Dates

    Specific Requirements

    5 to 8**

    Online Study Guide with Unit Tests and Exam 

    August 4, 2020 to August 3, 2021*

    Online Study Guide with Unit Tests and Exams will be placed into students' accounts by August 4, 2020.
  • History

    Level

    Solution

    Dates

    Specific Requirements

    9 to 10**

    Online Course with Exam

    August 4, 2020 to August 3, 2021*

    Online Course with Exam will be placed into students' accounts by August 4, 2020.
    ARCT** Online Exam Online Exam will be placed into students' accounts by August 4, 2020.
  • Harmony

    Level

    Solution

    Dates

    Specific Requirements

    9 to ARCT

    Zoom Meeting Room

    August 7 and 8, 2020: Specific date and time to be emailed directly to candidates

    Exam will be emailed as a PDF no later 22 hours ahead of the exam time and must be printed by a designated adult. See additional instructions.

  • Analysis

    Level

    Solution

    Dates

    Specific Requirements

    ARCT

    Zoom Meeting Room

    August 7 and 8, 2020: Specific date and time to be emailed directly to candidates

    Exam will be emailed as a PDF no later 22 hours ahead of the exam time and must be printed by a designated adult. See additional instructions.

  • Piano Pedagogy - Written

    Level

    Solution

    Dates

    Specific Requirements

    All Levels

    Zoom Meeting Room

    August 7 and 8, 2020: Specific date and time to be emailed directly to candidates

    Exam provided as a PDF no later 22 hours ahead of the exam time must be printed by designated adult. See additional instructions.

  • Teacher's Written - Non-Piano Disciplines

    Level

    Solution

    Dates

    Specific Requirements

    ARCT

    Zoom Meeting Room

    August 7 and 8, 2020: Specific date and time to be emailed directly to candidates

    Exam provided as a PDF no later 22 hours ahead of the exam time must be printed by designated adult. See additional instructions.

  • Speech Arts

    Discipline

    Level

    Solution

    Dates

    Specific Requirements

    Speech Tech & Theory All Levels Zoom Meeting Room August 7 and 8, 2020: Specific date and time to be emailed directly to candidates Questions will be answered via a Word document which will be emailed no later 22 hours ahead of the exam. Specifics for each grade and subject will be emailed directly to the candidates.
    Speech History
    Teacher's Written ARCT Zoom Meeting Room August 7 and 8, 2020: Specific date and time to be emailed directly to candidates
  • Keyboard Harmony

    Level

    Solution

    9 to ARCT Not available in August

* Note that those candidates who wish to be considered for 2021 academic credit, for Gold Medal consideration or for graduation must complete their exams no later than June 30, 2021.

** For Theory Levels 5 - 8 and History 9 - ARCT, in-person proctoring will be replaced during this period by online monitoring. Credits and certificates will be awarded following the normal procedures. If parents and students would still like to submit a proctor form, they can do so however this is optional and not a requirement for receiving credits and certificates.  

General Conditions for Zoom Exams

You need a computer (PC or Mac) plus a reliable, high speed (1.5Mbps and faster) Internet connection services. For best results, we recommend that while you are online, others in your household refrain from accessing the internet. 

Hardware and Software Requirements for Theory Levels 5 - 8 and History 9 - ARCT Exams

To complete your exam, you must have access to the hardware and software requirements outlined below: 

Hardware requirements - PC users: 

  • Windows Vista SP2 or higher 

  • Intel Pentium 4 or higher 

  • 1 GB RAM 

  • 500 MB hard drive space recommended 

  • Sound card 

  • Speakers or headphones for your computer 

Hardware requirements - Mac users: 

  • OS x 10.5 or higher 

  • Intel Mac 

  • 1 GB RAM 

  • 500 MB hard drive space recommended 

  • ​Speakers or headphones for your computer 

​Software Requirements:

  • The latest version of Chrome, Firefox, Edge, or Safari is recommended for the most successful course experience 

  • Enable cookies (browser settings) 

  • A DSL, cable, or satellite internet connection is highly recommended (this course requires you to stream audio and video examples that can be very slow on a dial-up connection) 

If the General Conditions and/or Hardware/Software Requirements above cannot be met, you will need to defer your exam until in-person exams become available.