I've just had two pupils pass ABRSM theory exams: one grade 3 and the other grade 5. Both achieved merit and were delighted with their results. The grade 3 pupil is an adult in his 60s, and seems keen to sit more theory exams. The grade 5 guy is a teenager: his sole reason for sitting it was to enable him to sit the grade 6 practical in March 2019, and the only reason for that is to gain points that will boost his chances of gaining entry to his University of choice. I can already see an improvement in his sight-reading though, and is also making quicker progress with his grade 6 pieces.
Piano and keyboard teacher based in Eccleston, south Lancashire, England.