The Grace Period allows you to use a syllabus from a previous session be carried over into part of the next session.
This means, for example, that the 2020 Piano Albums are also accepted in the first exam session only in 2021. The grace period will apply to the piano albums each year.
The 2020 piano albums will be accepted for an extra exam session in 2021.
The junior piano albums (Elementary to Grade V) change each calendar year. The grace period means that the 2020 piano album, for example, can be used for the first session in 2021.
No. 2020 can be carried over to 2021 but 2021 cannot be brought forward to 2020.
No, you must only work from one syllabus.
You must pay the fee that is appropriate to the year in which you are taking the exam, i.e. if you use the Grade V 2020 book in February 2021, you must pay the 2021 fee.