Page turning can be a challenge sometimes and cause a loss of fluency in pieces, although there is an allowance for this in the exam. Thankfully I think most of the pieces are well laid-out. For the early Grades 1-3 there are no page turns involved; Grade 4 has one that can be managed without interrupting flow.
Grade 5 'Cool' at C3 demands a turn at speed and I would suggest a scan of the extra page. Similarly at Grade 6 the Mozart A3 'Rondo' and Leven C2 'Cruella de Vil' (great choice!). The Tanaka 'Masquerade' could be turned with the right hand.
At Grade 7 it becomes more challenging not to interrupt flow. Need to flick quickly with A1 and A2 but the A3 is (thankfully) binary Scarlatti. The Chopin Nocturne at B1 has a change of time signature which makes the turn acceptable. I would recommend the slightly more stately crotchet = 166 for the Norton C2, otherwise the book might fly off the music stand as it did with me - definitely not one for 'Forcing the Pace'!
At Grade 8, it's a matter of deciding which hand to turn with and practice it carefully - Handel Fugue = left hand, Schedrin fugue = right hand. In the B1 Beethoven Rondo, I found it difficult to avoid interruption. It's a shame that the Brahms Intermezzo second time bar couldn't have been on the first page... The Chen 'Selling Sundry Goods' calls for some memorisation if possible - the last two bars of page 45 and then turn at the end of bar 49, taking out a quaver from the right hand semibreve chord to enable this. Similarly with the Copland 'Jazzy' for last bar of page 49. Debussy C5, turn with the left hand and cheat with a bit of pedal. The Larsson C6 Allegro can be turned with the left hand if the tie is released slightly early too.
As I was trying out the pieces, it dawned on me just how much European music predominates, across all the early/Baroque, Classical and Modern pieces. I would put 52 out of the 75 selected pieces in this category, with 15 coming from Eastern Europe. Of these, about 22 pieces are from folk/national/dance traditions. There are 4 pieces from Asia/Far East and 4 from the Americas, which is certainly more than in the selection for 2015/2016!
There are some super pieces in the selection. I shall be looking at specific demands that some of them present to pupils in future posts.