Frequently asked questions
Within the UK, one credit represents 10 notional hours of learning. Notional hours of learning are the number of hours which it is expected that a learner will spend to achieve the specified learning outcomes at that level. Institutions use this as a basis for setting the credit value of a module or programme before it is offered to students. e.g. a module that is estimated to involve 150 notional hours of learning will be assigned 15 credits.
The value of a credit will vary internationally. Please contact a higher education provider in your country for further information.
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I'm not teaching at the moment but still want to keep my RAD registration - do I have to do CPD?
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Yes. If you wish to maintain your registration with the RAD, you have to participate in our CPD programme.
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This details official policies, guidelines, advice, and terms and conditions. This should be read in conjunction with individual Specifications for various exams and groups of exams, which detail learning outcomes, assessment criteria, mark schemes and resources.
Examination content is detailed in the syllabus books, which include word notes and Benesh Movement Notation and are available from www.radenterprises.co.uk along with DVDs, CDs and sheet music.
Focus on Exams is published three times a year and is dedicated to matters relating to examinations, eg updates on syllabus content, examination policies and procedures, reminders and advice, and general articles of interest. The annual Fees Table is published in the October edition. It is translated into several languages and sent to all RAD Registered Teachers, as well as being published on RAD websites.
What are the differences between Examinations, Class Awards, Presentation Classes and Solo Performance Awards?
Class Awards are available for Primary in Dance and Grades 1 – 5. Up to eight candidates perform the syllabus (only one dance is required rather than two). Class Awards are led by a teacher or an assistant, and the examiner assesses the Class. The mark scheme for Class Awards is less detailed than exams, providing candidates with a broad overview of standard rather than a detailed breakdown. Successful candidates receive a certificate and a medal.
Presentation Classes are available for Grades 6 – 8. Up to eight candidates perform a selection of material from the exam syllabus. Presentation Classes from Grades 6-7 are led by a teacher or an assistant and, at Grade 8, by the examiner. An Examiner is present, but does not assess the class. All candidates receive a certificate of participation.
Solo Performance Awards are available at Grades 1-5. Candidates are assessed by an examiner through the performance of three solo dances. Successful candidates receive a certificate and a bar.
During an AEC examination tour, an examiner will travel to the AEC and examine candidates taking Graded or Intermediate Foundation / Intermediate Examination levels. Minimum requirements must be met for studio to be suitable for holding exams - see Specifications for more information.