Many students do not realise that they can practice the aural tests at home but there is a really fantastic web site that you can use to help you prepare. See this link – there are lots of free tests plus it’s very reasonably priced to subscribe:
I thought it may also be useful to see some of the comments sheets from examiners to compare and contrast this with the Marking Criteria. See below for the PDF with the breakdown of marks and the comments from actual exams ranging from Passes to Distinction.
We entered our first group of students for Trinity College London Music exams this March after having used the same exam board for nearly 25 years. The choice of repertoire was well-received by our students and the contemporary repertoire is particularly appealing. Our students enjoyed the different format for aural tests and musical knowledge section that allow them to demonstrate their understanding of their pieces through questions asked by the examiner. All of our students left the exam full of beans and feeling very confident that they had played well so it was a hugely positive experience. The examiner was very friendly and his feedback was very clear and concise, plus each student received lovely encouraging comments too.