When is my child Eligible for examination entry?

Once they have completed a minimum of two terms excluding show term in the exam class.

What do I do next?

Contact Exams Administrator to register on the exam assessment list for next session. [email protected]

How is readiness decided?

Assessment in each genres syllabus, they are wishing to be examined in. The base line is knowing the work unaided by teacher from the complete grade syllabus at assessment time.

What happens after assessments?

Students will be notified by the Examinations Administrator if they are ready to be entered. In the case of dispute or difference of professional opinion between teachers, Miss Katherine will mediate.

CCDA Exam Policy

What do I do next?

Confirm acceptance of exam entry place to the Exams Administrator.

When do I pay the examination fees?

Fees must be paid within 7 days from Fees notification. Any pupil’s fees not paid by deadline will not be entered. NB. Term fees must be up to date or a pupil will not be entered.

Do I need to enrol in extra classes/coaching?

It is essential to enable CCDA to give your child the support needed to achieve that they attend a second class per week in each examination genre in the term before examination entry and assessment. 

Why is a mock examination needed?

To ensure that the student is up to the standard required and the student is fully prepared for the examination process. N.B. At the mock examination, I reserve the right to withdraw any pupil not up to the required standard. (NB: fees cannot be refunded if the entry has already been made to the examinations board)

What happens if my child is unable to take the examination?

Once entry is confirmed by the examination board the following rule applies:

**In the case of illness fees of 50% will be carried over to another session by the examination board on production of a doctor’s letter. In all other scenarios fees are non-refundable.

NOTE: Entry cannot be guaranteed until all conditions have been met. You should not presume entry until you have been included on the final official timetable.

Examination Code of Conduct

Please remember dance examinations are no different to any examination situation, and incorrect behaviour could be interpreted as a form of cheating. It could also reflect poorly on the candidate and on CCDA as a School.

  1. Greet the examiner appropriately, either good morning or good afternoon.
  2. Only speak when spoken to by the examiner.
  3. Candidates must not chat with each other.
  4. When another candidate is dancing, candidates should wait quietly,( no talking or fidgeting ) and not in the eye line of the examiner.
  5. When instructed in free work, candidates should mark this through as the examiner instructs. In this situation only it is permitted to ask for clarification if the instructions were not clear.
  6. Water may be taken into the examination by senior students, but only used when the examiner indicates a water break.
  7. At the end of the examination, pupils should thank the examiner, by reference or by a set bow.
  8. On leaving the room after being dismissed by the examiner, pupils should say thank you and goodbye.
  9. Any props, pointe shoes or other examination items needed should be placed away from dance area at the start of the examination.
  10. If you are very hot in the examination, you may ask to remove your wrap over and in very exceptional circumstances (extremes of weather) you make ask if it is possible to open a window.
  11. Any students who are asthmatic may ask to use their inhaler if needed. Please note the examiner should be made aware that you have this with you.