How does my child progress to next level?

CCDA grade by ability NOT age and progress is strictly on an individual basis, allowing students to work at their own preferred pace.

  1. By examination in that grade (automatic after successful result)
  2. By invitation of current teacher due to exceptional progress, commitment and full attendance.*
  3. By teacher assessment after a pupil has completed a minimum of 3 terms (excluding show term) in the grade.

Are Private lessons available?

  • Yes a maximum of two¬†pupils may share a private lesson.
  • Although these sessions are uneconomical to offer CCDA will continue this service to support those keen to progress.
  • Regular sessions can be booked for a half term with payment in advance.
  • Occasional private sessions can be booked with payment at lesson.
  • All private sessions are subject to strict 48hours notice for cancellation or full fee is payable.
CCDA Progression Policy

How does CCDA support those who need extra coaching sessions?

If teachers feel these are needed by an individual or a cohort, this will be provided, all fees must be paid in advance and all sessions committed to regardless of number attended. Coaching weeks are also provided for examination candidates, fees are based on all students taking advantage of this and from May 2018 will be included in total examination costs

How serious are Advanced classes & Vocational grades?

Full attendance is required at this level. As professional examinations with an industry standard, there is no guarantee of achievement and pupils entering should be ready for the seriousness and to commit the time and energy required, especially in the last month before examination. The advantage of this level of achievement is that it earns UCAS points for university entrance.