New Era Academy Examinations

I enter my local pupils for New Era Academy exams and they now award UCAS points from Grade 6 upwards.

Most exams are available from Preparatory Grade - approx age 5/6 up to grade 8 which is Gold Medal.

I will enter students in the following exams -    

Speech and Drama

These are from Preparatory Grade up to Grade 8 (Gold medal)

The student has to recite from memory one poem and one piece of prose and depending on grade sight read a passage and discuss theory with the examiner.


From Preparatory Grade to Grade 8 (Gold Medal)

Two scenes have to be performed and at the higher grades perform a piece of sight reading from a play. Grades 6, 7 and 8 require either improvisation or mime as well.

You will also have a short discussion with the examiner.


Minimum age 11 years.

Perform scenes from Shakespeare and discuss with the examiner.

Reading Aloud

From preparatory grade to Grade 8 (Gold Medal).

Read a prose passage from the actual book from a choice of two authors and read a poem from a choice of two poets.

Sight read prose and poetry.

No discussion with examiner.

Solo Verse Speaking

Students must be a minimum of 11 years old.

Recite from memory two, three or four poems - depending on grade.

English as an Additional Language

Specifications alter quite a lot for the different grades but include reading prose, reciting poetry, talking about life in the UK

Available from preparatory grade to Grade 8 (Gold Medal).


You must be a minimum of 10 years old

Present a recital from memory, based on a theme to include (depending on grade) a poem, an acted monologue, a piece of prose, or a mime or devised scene


These examinations are designed to enable students with specific disabilities, special needs and disadvantages to participate in the examination process successfully.

UCAS Points

  • Grade 6
  • Pass gets you 20 points
  • Merit gets you 35 poimts
  • Distinction gets you 40 points
  • Grade 7
  • Pass gets you 35 points
  • Merit gets you 50 points
  • Distinction gets you 55 points
  • grade 8
  • Pass gets you 45 points
  • Merit gets you 60 points
  • Distinction gets you 65 points

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I would like to thank you for helping me have confidence in my speech today. It is because of you I did much better than I have before when presenting as speech. I was a little shaky, but other than that my voice sounded fine and I pronounced every word slowly and with emphasis on those that I wanted people to hear! Elections are tomorrow. Without you, this would not have happened! You are an inspiration! Thank you so much, Joe from New York

At the end of last term my son went for head boy and delivered an amazing speech, something we never imagined he would put himself forward for. Many of the teachers complimented him and were taken aback by his confidence and presence, he buzzed with excitement for days afterwards and said he loved speaking in public. It is through all your hard work that he has this turn around in his approach to speaking and for this we will be forever grateful. Elaine

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