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Theory Syllabus 2016 Transition

Theory Syllabus 2016 Transition

Crossover Plan
Theory Syllabus, 2016 Edition Transition Timeline

  • New Examination Names

    2016 Syllabus (New Exam Names)

    2009 Syllabus

    Level 5 Theory

    Basic Rudiments

    Level 6 Theory

    Intermediate Rudiments

    Level 7 Theory

    Level 8 Theory  

    Advanced Rudiments

    Level 9 Harmony

    Basic Harmony

    Level 9 History

    History 1

    Level 10 Harmony & Counterpoint

    Intermediate Harmony

    Level 10 History

    History 2

    ARCT Harmony & Counterpoint

    Advanced Harmony

    ARCT History

    History 3

    ARCT Analysis

    Analysis

    Level 9 Keyboard Harmony Basic Keyboard Harmony
    Level 10 Keyboard Harmony Intermediate Keyboard Harmony
    ARCT Keyboard Harmony Advanced Keyboard Harmony
     
  • Crossover Plan September 1, 2016 — August 31, 2017 [Year 1]
    • Includes Winter 2017 (December 2016), Spring 2017 (May), and Summer 2017 (August) sessions
    • Preparatory Rudiments and Introductory Harmony examinations has been discontinued.
    • Counterpoint has been discontinued.
    • One set of exams will be offered, with alternate questions to accommodate students who have based their preparation on either the 2009 or 2016 syllabus. See below for Sample Crossover Examination Questions
  • Crossover Plan September 1, 2017 — August 31, 2018 [Year 2]

    Includes Winter 2018 (December 2017), Spring 2018 (May), and Summer 2018 (August) sessions

    • Exams with alternate questions will be offered for Level 9 Harmony, Level 10 Harmony & Counterpoint, and ARCT Harmony & Counterpoint.
    • All other exams will be based on the Theory Syllabus, 2016 Edition as listed above.

    September 1, 2018

  • Extended Crossover for Harmony Examinations

    The crossover period for Level 9 Harmony, Level 10 Harmony & Counterpoint, and ARCT Harmony & Counterpoint has been extended through to August 31, 2018. During this period, alternate questions to accommodate students who have based their preparation on either the 2009 or 2016 Syllabus will be included in Level 9 Harmony, Level 10 Harmony & Counterpoint, and ARCT Harmony & Counterpoint examinations. The extended crossover will apply to both Written Examinations and Keyboard Harmony.

    Examination Name  Examination Session Crossover Policy
    Level 5 Theory

    May 2017

    August 2017

    Crossover examinations

    (alternate questions provided as required to accommodate the 2009 Syllabus or the 2016 Syllabus).

    Level 6 Theory

    Level 8 Theory

    Level 9 History

    May 2017

    August 2017

     

    Level 10 History

    ARCT History

    Level 9 Harmony

    May 2017

    August 2017

    December 2017

    May 2018

    August 2018

    Level 10 Harmony & Counterpoint

    ARCT Harmony & Counterpoint

    ARCT Analysis

    May 2017

    August 2017

     
    Examination Name Examination Session Crossover Policy

    Level 9 Keyboard Harmony

    June 2017

     

    June 2018

    Two separate examination papers will be available: one based on the 2009 Syllabus and one based on the 2016 Syllabus. The student will choose the appropriate paper upon arrival for his or her examination.

    Level 10 Keyboard Harmony

    ARCT Keyboard Harmony


    As of September 2017, the Level 9 Harmony examination (along with Level 8 Theory, Level 9 History, Level 10 History, and Level 10 Harmony & Counterpoint) is required in order to obtain the Level 10 comprehensive certificate.  
    Likewise, to obtain the ARCT in Performance diploma, Level 9 Harmony is required (along with Level 8 Theory, Level 9 History, Level 10 History, Level 10 Harmony & Counterpoint, ARCT History, ARCT Harmony & Counterpoint, and ARCT Analysis.) 

  • Sample Crossover Examination Questions

    To view samples of questions based on the Theory Syllabus, 2016 Edition, click below:

    To view samples of practice papers based on the Theory Syllabus, 2016 Edition, click below: