Mock exams are compulsory & hugely beneficial to rehearse assessment protocols (below) & ensure polished, fast & smooth examinations. Dancers receive written feedback on their knowledge of work, performance & dress standard.
All students MUST arrive 15-30mins beforehand ready to go, so you are prepared & we can keep on schedule. See schedule below
Hair needs to be worn in a bun or in a french plait. Hairspray is required so no wispy bits. See Assessment Protocols below for uniform requirements.
Please ask your teacher or see timetable on studio noticeboards if you're unsure what group you're in. We cannot publish names online.
You are marked on apearance during the exam - so it is important that you dress in a very presentable manner (this includes Mock exams)
HAIR: Long hair must be off face & tied back in a pony tail. Short hair should be off face with hair band
CLOTHING: Your own black baggy 3/4 pants & a DW singlet/tshirt will be supplied. Crew 5 : Own ankle length black baggy pants & DW hoody vest.
FOOTWEAR: black socks & clean street shoes
NO JEWELLERY & NAIL POLISH allowed with exception of stud earings only. This includes watches, wrings, necklaces etc
MAKE UP is permitted for senior students only, but not compulsory.
Candidates must enter the room briskly, stand in their positions and greet the examiner - "Good morning or Good afternoon Mr Hoskins"
Transitions to starting positions should be made quickly & silently
Students may ask a question by raising their hand
Students must be able to count themselves in with the music
Candidates must move back to the centre of the room at the completion of the examination for a bow to thank the examiner
If a candidate does not conduct themselves in the appropriate manner during an examination, the examiner has the right to instruct the candidate to leave the room
MEDICATION = inhalers & medical requirements are permitted in the examination room
A box of tissues will be available in the examination room for candidates with winter colds
Fluids = water bottles are permitted in the examination room for students Level 6 upwards
Bathroom = students should use the bathroom before entering the examination room & preferably not while the examination is in progress. This creates time delays.
Mirrors and windows will all be covered so parents cannot view the exam in progress
The examiner (Mr Hoskins) will be sitting at a table at the front of the room
Those sitting under full examination criteria receive results based on the following marks:
50-55.5 = Pass
66-75.5 = Commended
76-85.5 = Highly Commended
86-94 = Honours
95-100 = Honours with Distinction
Those stting under Assessment or Medal Test criteria are marked based on the following marks. There is more weighting on performance and style. Applies to candidates who are sitting an Assessment for the first time or under special circumstances only.
50-59.5 = Bronze
60-79.5 = Silver
80-100 = Gold