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EXAMS

DATES HAVE COME THROUGH FOR THE FOLLOWING EXAMS:

THURSDAY JULY 7TH:

ALL BALLET EXAMS

FRIDAY AUGUST 5TH:

1 MODERN, 1 TAP, 2 MODERN, 3 MODERN, 5 MODERN, 5 TAP

PLEASE NOTE THAT GRADE 3 & 4 EXAMS IN THE AFTERNOON WILL BE 30 MINUTES EARLIER THAN ON THIS OFFICIAL TIMETABLE, AS THE EXAMINER HAS SAID SHE ONLY WISHES TO HAVE A 30 MINUTE LUNCH BREAK

TIMETABLE

07/07/2022

NOTES FOR EXAMS

IN LINE WITH THE GUIDELINES OF THE ISTD, OUR EXAMINING BODY, PLEASE MAKE SURE ALL PUPILS TAKE A LATERAL FLOW TEST ON THE DAY OF THEIR EXAM TO ENSURE THAT THEY ARE NEGATIVE AT THAT TIME.

 (IN THE EVENT OF NOT BEING ABLE TO TAKE THE EXAM DUE TO COVID, PUPILS WOULD STILL BE ABLE TO MOVE UP IN TO THE NEXT CLASS, AND THEN TAKE THE EXAM IN THE NEXT AVAILABLE SESSION WHICH HAS SUFFICIENT TIME SPARE)

PLEASE MAKE SURE PUPILS ARE AT THE STUDIO 30 MINUTES BEFORE THEIR EXAM TIME - THE BOTTOM DOOR WILL BE LEFT ON THE LATCH, SO PUPILS CAN COME STRAIGHT UP.

THEY WILL BE BROUGHT DOWN TO BE COLLECTED AS SOON AS THE NEXT GROUP OF PUPILS HAVE GONE IN FOR THEIR EXAM, SO PLEASE CHECK ALL TIMES ON THE TIMETABLE

(IF THEIR EXAM IS FOLLOWED BY A COFFEE/LUNCH BREAK, THEY WILL COME DOWN SHORTLY AFTER THE BREAK STARTS)

ALL PUPILS CAN MOVE IN TO THE NEXT CLASS ONCE THEY HAVE TAKEN THEIR EXAM.

RESULTS NOW TAKE APPROXIMATELY 4 - 6 WEEKS, ALTHOUGH THIS VARIES DEPENDING ON HOW BUSY THE ISTD IS WITH EXAMS AT THE TIME.

EXAM FEES

EXAM FEES CAN BE PAID BY BANK TRANSFER (PLEASE PUT PUPIL'S NAME & EXAM FEE AS REFERENCE), CASH, OR CHEQUE PAYABLE TO THE DANCERS SCHOOL, AS I HAVE TO PAY THE FEES IN ONE TRANSACTION.

                             

GRADE 1     £39                               

GRADE 2     £41

GRADE 3     £48

GRADE 4     £50

GRADE 5     £53

PLEASE CHECK "STUDIO & EXAM WEAR" PAGE FOR CORRECT UNIFORM FOR EXAMS - PLEASE NOTE THAT CROSSOVER CARDIGANS ARE NOT PERMITTED FOR EXAMS

TIMETABLES WILL BE POSTED BELOW WHEN AVAILABLE - PUPILS NEED TO BE AT THE STUDIO 30 MINUTES BEFORE THE EXAM TIME & WILL NEED TO BE DROPPED OFF WITH HAIR DONE & EXAMWEAR ON.

I WILL TIE SHOES FOR LITTLE ONES. 

EXAM CLASSES

 

FRIDAY JULY 1ST

 7.00    4 BALLET

(7.40)

SATURDAY JULY 2ND

 2.45   5 BALLET

(3.25)

SUNDAY JULY 3RD

10.15   PRIMARY BALLET

11.00   1 BALLET

11.45   3 BALLET

12.30   4 BALLET

(1.15)

TUESDAY JULY 5TH

3.20    PRIMARY & 1 BALLET

(4.00)

SUNDAY JULY 10TH

10.45   JORJA

11.20   1 TAP

11.55   2 MODERN

12.30   1 MODERN

(1.10)

THURSDAY JULY 14TH

6.00    5 TAP

(6.40)

FRIDAY JULY 15TH

7.00    5 MODERN

(7.40)

SATURDAY JULY 23RD

10.00   1 MODERN

10.45   1 TAP

11.20   2 MODERN

11.55   JORJA

12.30   5 MODERN

  1.15   5 TAP

(1.55)

MONDAY JULY 25TH

9.40      JORJA

10.15   5 MODERN

11.00   5 TAP

11.45   1 MODERN

12.30   1 TAP

  1.05   2 MODERN

(1.40)

WEDNESDAY JULY 27TH

10.45   5 MODERN

11.30   5 TAP

12.15   1 MODERN

(12.55)

FRIDAY JULY 29TH

  9.30    5 TAP

10.15    5 MODERN

11.00    1 MODERN

(11.40) 

MONDAY AUGUST 1ST

12.20    5 TAP

  1.05    1 TAP

  1.50    2 MODERN

 (2.30)

EXAM CLASSES - 40 MINUTE CLASSES £2.50 EACH, PRIMARY 30 MINUTE  CLASSES £2 EACH, PAYABLE ON THE DAY PLEASE

PLEASE NOTE THAT MISSED EXAM CLASSES WILL NOW BE CHARGED FOR IF I AM NOT NOTIFIED OF ABSENCE BEFORE 8AM ON THE DAY OF THE CLASS. THIS IS DUE TO LOW NUMBERS TURNING UP FOR SOME CLASSSES.

THE EXTRA CLASSES ARE NOT OPTIONAL FOR PUPILS WHO WISH TO TAKE EXAMS; THEY ARE NECESSARY FOR PUPILS TO GAIN CONFIDENCE AND HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO PERFORM THE WORK ONE AT A TIME.

MARKING OF ISTD EXAMINATIONS

 

MODERN THEATRE & TAP DANCE

 

Candidates must gain at least 25% of the marks attainable in each Section in order to pass the examination
overall. In cases where 25% of the marks attainable does not come to a round figure, eg 12½, the pass mark for
the Sections is lowered to the nearest round figure, in this example, 12.


The Section totals are aggregated and the overall mark is given out of 100. If all Sections are passed, then the
overall result is indicated as follows:
Grade Marks
Distinction 80-100 marks
Merit 60-79 marks
Pass 40-59 marks
Not Attained 00-39 marks
However, if the candidate is unsuccessful in one or more Sections, as explained above, the total mark given out
of 100 will not correspond to the result indicators in the chart. In this circumstance, whatever the overall
numerical mark may be, the result given will be Not Attained.


CLASSIFICATION OF RESULTS
The principle of best fit is applied in deciding the appropriate classification for each candidate. It is not to be
expected that a candidate in a particular category will necessarily demonstrate all of the characteristics listed
in that category.


A candidate who achieves a ‘Distinction’ classification (80-100 marks) is one who demonstrates the following
attributes in performance:
• flair, vitality, and skill
• fully appropriate style
• incisively focussed dancing
• precision in the technique of the genre
• consistent, highly developed musicality
• confident and accurate responses to questions asked and/or tasks set


A candidate who achieves a ‘Merit’ classification (60-79 marks) is one who demonstrates the following
attributes in performance:
• skill and proficiency
• largely appropriate style
• focussed dancing
• competence in the technique of the genre
• evidence of developing musicality
• relevant and appropriate responses to questions asked and/or tasks set


A candidate who achieves a 'Pass' classification (40-59 marks) is one who demonstrates the following
attributes in performance:
• competence
• basic ability to carry out the required movements
• periodic moments of convincing focus
• basic competence in most aspects of the technique of the genre
• basic musicality
• broadly relevant and appropriate response to questions asked and/or tasks set, but some
prompting may be required 

 

A candidate who achieves an insufficient level of achievement 'Not Attained' classification (00-39 marks) is one who has not yet demonstrated attributes required to gain at least a `Pass' classification

IMPERIAL CLASSICAL BALLET

The examinations are divided into Sections and each Section is composed of several components which are separately assessed and aggregated to give the Section total. Candidates must gain at least 25% of the marks attainable in each Section in order to pass the examination overall. In cases where 25% of the marks attainable does not come to a round figure, eg 12½, the pass mark for the Sections is lowered to the nearest round figure, in this example, 12.

The Section totals are aggregated and the overall mark is given out of 100. If all Sections are passed, then the overall result is indicated as follows:

Grade Marks

Distinction 80-100 marks

Merit 60-79 marks

Pass 40-59 marks

Not Attained 00-39 marks

However, if the candidate is unsuccessful in one or more Sections, as explained above, the total mark given out of 100 will not correspond to the result indicators in the chart. In this circumstance, whatever the overall numerical mark may be, the result given will be Not Attained.

 

CLASSIFICATION OF RESULTS

The principle of best fit is applied in deciding the appropriate classification for each candidate. It is not to be expected that a candidate in a particular category will necessarily demonstrate all of the characteristics listed in that category.

 

A candidate who achieves a ‘Distinction’ classification (80-100 marks) is one who demonstrates the following attributes in performance:

• flair, vitality and skill

• fully appropriate style

• incisively-focussed dancing

• precision in the technique of the genre

• consistent, highly developed musicality

• confident and accurate responses to questions asked and/or tasks set

 

A candidate who achieves a ‘Merit’ classification (60-79 marks) is one who demonstrates the following attributes in performance:

• skill and proficiency

• largely appropriate style

• focussed dancing

• competence in the technique of the genre 

• evidence of developing musicality

• relevant and appropriate responses to questions asked and/or tasks set

 

A candidate who achieves a 'Pass' classification (40-59 marks) is one who demonstrates the following attributes in performance:

• competence

• basic ability to carry out the required movements

• periodic moments of convincing focus

• basic competence in most aspects of the technique of the genre

• basic musicality

• broadly relevant and appropriate response to questions asked and/or tasks set, but some prompting may be required

 

A candidate who achieves an insufficient level of achievement 'Not Attained' classification (00-39 marks) is one who has not yet demonstrated attributes required to gain at least a `Pass' classification