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Crossover Plan
Theory Syllabus, 2016 Edition Transition Timeline

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

Crossover Plan

September 1, 2016 — August 31, 2017 [Crossover Year 1]

Includes Winter 2017 (December 2016), Spring 2017 (May), and Summer 2017 (August) sessions

September 1, 2017 — August 31, 2018 [Crossover 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 7 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.)