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Examinations Updates

COVID-19

Updated Guidance for Exams in the UK

As a response to the recent COVID guidance provided by the governments across the UK, we are providing more detailed information about the dance classes and examinations for these scenarios.

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Examinations guidance

The Department for Education (DfE) has confirmed that examinations for regulated qualifications due to take place in January should proceed as planned. These examinations will be conducted remotely. Any preparation for the exam should also take place online. We are awaiting further guidance from DfE and will update you again once this is received.

Examinations available for regulated qualifications:

  • Primary Graded
  • Grade 1 - 6
  • Intermediate Foundation
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced 1 (inc. Analysis)
  • Advanced 2 (inc. Analysis)
  • DDE Unit 4

Please note that if you do not wish to hold the exam session remotely, you may reschedule your examination to a later date.

We would also like to emphasize the importance of safety measures that are required to be in place when conducting examinations, including the relevant risk assessments. You can find a link to the national guidance by the UK government providing support and advice on practical steps on how to minimise the risk of infection and transmission of the virus for children, staff and parents who attend your settings here.

Setting up remote examinations

We have been successfully conducting examinations in the UK since 1 August 2020 which has been welcomed by our members, students and examiners. We are pleased to inform you that this solution is now available both in the UK and internationally. We are very excited about this development as it allows us to continue to provide our examinations service across the world during these uncertain times.

To provide more information, we have developed a platform which enables you to make video recordings using the camera on your device through the platform. The key benefits of this solution are the flexibility around the timing of the examination, the quick upload times of the recordings and that you are not required to store these large files on your electronic device or folders.

If you are interested in remote examinations, please contact the relevant Examinations Department and they will be able to provide you with more information and support in using the platform. Regarding the international examinations specifically, the International Examinations team will be in contact with you directly about your exam periods.

Please find information on which examinations are available in the UK and internationally and how to setup a venue for remote examinations below.

Available Examinations - UK / International

07 September 2020

Venue setup instructions for remote examinations

14 January 2021

Preparing the dance studio for examinations

The examinations department have created a set of instructions aimed at helping you set up your dance space or studio so that all examinations (excluding Fellowship examinations) can be conducted safely.

Teachers should rehearse using these instructions and procedures before the exam to ensure candidates are familiar and confident with the exam format. These instructions have been prepared for four candidates in an examination studio.

Guidance for Phase Two can be accessed below.

Preparing your dance studio for Exams

07 September 2020

Guidance for Phase Two

07 September 2020