In House Modern Exams - Saturday 22nd June - Bourton Leisure Centre
ISTD Modern Exams - Sunday 23rd June - Bourton Leisure Centre
RAD Ballet Exams - Sunday 7th July - Bourton Leisure Centre
In House Ballet Exams - Sunday 30th June - Bourton Leisure Centre
RAD Ballet Exam Times Sunday 7th July
10.00am - 10.35am
Wiktoria Twardowska - Olivia Bazeley
10.35am - 11.25am
Eve Blantz - Anna McLaren - Martha Ziebeck - Poppy White
11.40am - 12.25pm
Lily Lusty - Jessica Souch - Laila Beer - Charlotte Bayliss
12.25pm - 13.15pm
Charlotte Plant - Katie Havill - Maisie Maddison - Maite Capper
14.15pm - 15.05pm
Elizabeth Rowson - Phoebe Brazil - Julia Corcos-Conisbee - Emma Trubshaw
15.05pm - 15.50pm
Emily Chambers - Gracie Hurrell - Olivia Pryor
16.05pm - 16.55pm
Celia Darwent - Sophie Thompson - Matilda Arnell - Katie Holliss
16.55pm - 17.40pm
Martha Hemming - Olivia Lampard - Annabel Ade-Hall - Lola Oades
Please arrive an hour before your exam time so we can get you ready and warmed up.
Ensure you have a clean uniform with an ironed character skirt and shoes if required.
We will have ballet tights and socks for sale on the day. Satin ballet shoes will also be available to hire.
ISTD Modern Exam Times Sunday 23rd June
10.00am - 10.35am
Daisy Shaw - Lily Elsdon - Isla Hayes - Lyla Daniels
10.35am - 11.05am
Caitlin Culloty - Franczeska Kokoszka - Monty Fleetwood - Helena Ashbridge
11.20am - 12.05pm
Sophie Thompson - Tilly Arnell
12.05pm - 12.35pm
Abigail Ayrey - Amelia Hayward - Maria Smith
12.35pm - 13.20pm
Isla Bradford - Jessica Blantz - Trixie Chiles - Florence Arnell
13.50pm - 14.20pm
Eliza Brunyee - Abigail Tindal-Robertson - Molly Ray - Florence Albrecht
14.20pm - 14.55pm
Olivia Smith - Rowan Large - Laura Cooper - Chloe Krzywiec
14.55pm - 15.50pm
Kezia Mountain - Darcey Thompson - Charlotte Davis
Pupils will need to arrive an hour before their exam to get ready and warmup. We ask that you leave your child with us to ready once they are happy and settled. When their exam has finished they will be free to go.
Female candidates: we will provide a catsuit for them to wear however, they will need to bring a very plain, very tight fitting pair of knickers, please.
Male candidates: Please bring their white leotards - we will provide shorts.
Grade 5's: we will discuss attire with you in class.
All dancers will be barefoot for the exam.
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 Senior Masters classes come in.
The higher exams earn valuable NVQ and UCAS points equivalents.
UCAS points are offered for R.A.D exams only and are as follows:
GRADE 6 PASS - 30 POINTS, MERIT - 35 POINTS, DISTINCTION - 40 POINTS
GRADE 7 PASS - 35 POINTS, MERIT - 45 POINTS, DISTINCTION - 55 POINTS
GRADE 8 PASS - 45 POINTS, MERIT - 55 POINTS, DISTINCTION - 65 POINTS
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.
In House Exams
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.
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 and a bronze medal.
55-74 = Commended and a silver medal.
75 and over = Honours and a gold medal.
Pre Primary are given a certificate and gold medal with no individual marks.
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