What are the entry requirements for Graded Examinations?
Candidates are eligible to take a Graded Examination as long as their age meets the minimum age requirement below. There are no upwards age limits on any Examinations or Presentation Classes.
||Minimum Age Requirements
||6 years old +
||7 years old +
||8 years old +
||9 years old +
|Levels 4 & 5
||10 years old +
|Levels 6 - 8
||11 years old +
Each candidate will receive a 'result form which shows the marks achieved. These marks can be checked against the published assessment criteria in order to highlight the strengths of the candidate's performance and the areas that need improvement.
Successful candidates will receive a Certificate bearing their name and level of attainment, (see sample Certificate), and a medal, (see medals)
The Academy's Grades 6, 7 and 8 Award provides eligibility for Affiliate Student Membership of the Royal Academy of Dance. These examinations can be taken in any sequence, and are now available to male and female candidates. Graded Examination qualifications are accredited in England, Wales and Northern Ireland by QCA, DELLS and CCEA respectively, and can be included in candidates' Records of Achievement. Success in the Graded Examinations can provide the building blocks to the Vocational Graded Syllabus of the Royal Academy of Dance. All students however must take the advice of their teacher as to their levels of attainment and capabilities.