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.
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.