As in Grade 1, with the addition of:
1. Simple time signatures of 2/2, 3/2, 4/2, 3/8 and the grouping of notes and rests within these times. Triplets, and triplet note groups with rests.
2. Extension of the stave to include two ledger lines below and above each stave.
3. Construction of the minor scale (harmonic or melodic at candidate’s choice, but candidates will be expected to know which form they are using). Scales and key signatures of the major keys of A, Bb and Eb, and the minor keys of A, E and D, with their tonic triads (root position), degrees (number only), and intervals above the tonic (by number only).
4. More terms and signs in common use.