Examinations

At Studio B, we offer a wide range of exams and assessments to motivate and reward students of all ages and abilities.

 

The grades we study provide a positive structure for the students where they can enjoy dancing but also develop excellent technique and performance. The children can be entered for the examinations which we promote. However these are not a pre-requisite for advancement and students can move up to the following grade at the teachers discretion.

 

We study:

 

BALLET

MODERN 

TAP

 

The qualifications gained are recognised by the QCF (Qualification and Credit framework) and are highly valued with the industry, by universities and other HE institutions offering degree courses and programmes in the performing arts. The exam results also transfer into UCAS points to support University application for all courses.

 

Please find below links to the ISTD & RAD UCAS point tariff

 

ISTD: http://www.istd.org/courses-and-training/resources/ucas-points-for-istd-qualifications/

 

RAD: https://www.rad.org.uk/achieve/exams/Results%2C%20qualifications%20and%20recognition/ucas-points

 

EXAMINATION ENTRY

The decision to enter a student is made at the discretion of the teacher and with the approval of appropriate carers. Many factors are taken into consideration when an entry is made. In the majority of the cases it is the length of time spent in class and ability levels. Some exam entries have restricted age requirements (dependent upon D.O.B). If you would like to explore this, please follow the link below.

 

https://www.rad.org.uk/achieve/exams/teachers-entry-guide/age-requirements

 

EXAMINATION FEES

Once a student has been entered, you will receive an ‘Exam Bill’ to be paid up front. This will include the cost of: Exam Fee, Practice CD Playlist, Pianist free/Operator fee and six exam classes. These additional classes are crucial to practice the settings of exams in the correct groups and also allow us to finalise the technique and performance.

 

Once the student has committed to an examination, it is pivotal that attending all examinations lessons is a priority.

 

EXAMINATION DAY

Students are required to wear the appropriate uniform for their grade (see uniform list). The presentation of student’s hair is important, all students and parents/carers will be advised prior to exam. It is the responsibility of the parent/carer to meet the requirements, althought in some cases a hairdresser will be available at a small cost.

 

Students must be ready (in uniform, with hair done) an hour before their exam time so they have the appropriate time to practice as on occasions exams can run ‘early’ leaving students at risk of missing their examination.

 

Members of staff will be present throughout to provide support and advice.

 

RAD/ISTD/IDTA

ISTD

ISTD

Pre-Primary

Primary

Primary

to Advanced 2

to Advanced 2

to Advanced 2