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Part IA course papers

Candidates for Part 1A offer six papers. 

Paper 1 will consist of a two hour examination and the submission of either an extended essay on any approved musical subject; or a composition; or an instrumental or vocal recital; each element will attract equal weighting. 

Papers 2-4 will each consist of a three-hour examination. 

Papers 5 and 6 will be examined through a three-hour examination (counting for two-thirds of the marks for Paper 5), a 28-hour takeaway paper (counting for one-third of the marks for each of Papers 5 and 6), and a practical examination comprising an aural test and keyboard test (each counting for one-third of the marks for Paper 6). 

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