Our next R.A.D. Exam session is Saturday and Sunday 7th & 8th July 2018. You should have had an email if your child is involved.
PLEASE ARRIVE ONE HOUR BEFORE YOUR CHILD'S EXAM TIME BELOW.NO MAKE UP, JEWELLERY OR NAIL VARNISH TO BE WORN.THESE EXAMS ARE HELD AT THE LEISURE CENTRE, BOURTON ON THE WATER. PARENTS ARE NOT ALLOWED TO WATCH. RAD Examination Times
7th July 2.30pm - Thea Harkness, Lottie Salsbury, Ella White, Florence Arnell 3.10pm - Martha Hemming, Olivia Lampard, Lily Lusty, Charlotte Bayliss 3.50pm - Charlotte Plant, Katie Havill, Leolie Lessware, Gracie HUrrell 5.05pm - Laura Heming, Charlotte Davis 5.40pm - Felicity Darwent, Abigail Burchell, Alice Taylor
The R.A.D. exams are run by the Royal Academy of Dance. (R.A.D.) The examiner is sent out by the R.A.D.The standard is high and the students therefore need to attend two lessons per week in order to reach the required standard for these exams. From Grade 3 and above the students wishing to continue taking the R.A.D. exams should be attending at least 2 lessons per week continuously. This is where the pre junior Masters, Junior Masters and Masters classes come in. The higher exams earn valuable NVQ and UCAS points equivalents, please see below.
IN HOUSE EXAMS.Please note: These times have had to be changed slightly as of 15th June.Apologies for any inconvenience. Please re check your times.
After hours and hours trying to give everyone the times and dates they have requested I have finally organised a timetable for the IN HOUSE exams. If you have contacted me prior to this and I have not given you the times requested please let me know as soon as possible and I will try to accommodate you. These exams are held at Bourton Leisure Centre, Bourton on the Water. PLEASE ARRIVE AN HOUR BEFORE THE EXAM TIME. NO MAKE UP, JEWELLERY OR NAIL VARNISH TO BE WORN. PARENTS ARE NOT ALLOWED TO WATCH.
Your child will need to bring his/her ballet uniform (please ensure it is clean) with ballet shoes and ballet socks, charcater shoes and skirts for Grade 1 and over.
What are 'In House' Exams? These are run by our own school. The students study the same syllabus and are entered for the 'in house' exam. Mrs Lewis (R.A.D. teacher) or another R.A.D. teacher will examine the students. Certificates and medals are given by our school, not by the R.A.D. Students may be entered for these with no extra lessons, so attending once a week is fine.
I introduced this system a few years ago to enable all children to take an exam, achieve a result and feel qualified to move up a grade with their peers. It has proved most successful. Sometimes, due to lack of attendance through no fault of their own the R.A.D. exam is not an option. They can go from 'in house' in one grade to R.A.D. in another grade quite successfully.
Another reason may be expense. The R.A.D exam fees are from £50 upwards. The 'in house' exam fees are from £20 upwards.
R.A.D. Marks are awarded and medals given as follows:
40-54 marks, Pass and a Bronze medal.
55-74 marks Merit and a silver medal.
75-100 marks Distinction and Gold medal.
The 'in house' marking system is slightly different as I don't want the children comparing with the R.A.D. exams. We have the same examiner every time for our 'in house' exams so they are more on an even keel. The categories are:
45-54 Pass Bronze medal,
55-74 Commended Silver medal,
75 and over Honours and Gold medal.
Pre Primary are given a certificate and Gold medal with no individual marks.