Exams/Awards 2023

Entries for the RAD assessments are now closed.

Please note that there are no refunds of fees.  If a dancer is unable to complete the exam/class award due to medical reasons then RAD may offer upto a 50% refund of the exam/class award fee or a deferment until the next exam session.

To find out what happens on the day – EXAM DAY

The assessments will take place some time between 9th October and 7th of November. We will be advised closer to the time the actual dates and times by RAD.

Whilst it is not compulsory we would highly recommend that the students participate in an assessment as it gives them:

  • goals to work towards,
  • the experience of presenting their work to a third party, and
  • the chance to have their skills formally recognised.

Two different types of RAD assessment is offered, as follows:

  • The Class Award is led by the teacher and assessed by the examiner. This assessment gives a broad indication of the student’s standard.  Students receive an assessment report.
  • The Exam is led and assessed by the examiner, the teacher is not present. Students receive a detailed assessment report with marks out of 100 and a grade.

Grade Students receive a medal and certificate for both types of assessment as long as they attain the required standard. Vocational Students received a certificate.

All students entering a Class Award or Exam must attend all syllabus classes during the term and grade 1 students must attend 2 syllabus classes per week from term 3 to be eligible to enter.

During the second week of the  October school holidays (2nd October to 7th October) we run Assessment week which is compulsory for students entered for either the class award or exam regardless of level unless previously arranged with the Academy  This week will consist of five daily classes over the week apart from PPiD and PiD which will only be required to attend 3 daily lessons.  The timetable is below.

If a student sitting Advanced Foundation, Advanced 1, or Advanced 2 exam wishes to take advantage of the membership exam entry fee they must ensure that membership application form and payment of the membership fee is processed and sent to the RAD Wellington office by 12th July.

To find out what happens on the day – EXAM DAY

Pre-Primary (PPiD)n/an/a10:30am to 11:00am10:30am to 11:00am1:00pm to 1:30pm
Primary (PiD)n/an/a11:00am to 11:45am11:00am to 11:45am9:45am to 10:30am
Grade 112:00pm to 1:00pm12:00pm to 1:00pm11:45 am to 12:45pm11:45 am to 12:45pm10:30am to 11:30am
Grade 29:00am to 10:00am9:00am to 10:00am08:30am to 09:30am08:30am to 09:30am11:30am to 12:30pm
Grade 31:00pm to 2:00pm1:00pm to 2:00pm1:15pm to 2:15pm1:15pm to 2:15pm1:30pm to 2:30pm
Grade 42:15pm to 3:15pm2:15pm to 3:15pm2:15pm to 3:15pm2:15pm to 3:15pm2:45pm to 3:45pm
Grade 510:00am to 11:00am10:00am to 11:00am9:30am to 10:30am9:30am to 10:30am3:45pm to 4:45pm
Intermediate Foundation11:00am to 12:00pm11:00am to 12:00pm10:30am to 11:30am10:30am to 11:30amMock Exam -
Group 1 - 9:00am to 10:05am
Group 2 - 10:15am to 11:20am
Intermediate3:15pm to 4:15pm3:15pm to 4:15pm5:45pm to 6:45pm5:45pm to 6:45pmMock exam
11;15am to 12:30pm
Intermediate Adults6:15pm to 7:15pm6:15pm to 7:15pm5:45pm to 6:45pm5:45pm to 6:45pmMock exam
5:00pm to 6:15pm
Advanced Foundation12:00pm to 1:00pm12:00pm to 1:00pm4:45pm to 5:45pm4:45pm to 5:45pmMock exam
1:00pm to 2:00pm
Advanced 15:15pm to 6:15pm5:15pm to 6:15pm11:30am to 12:30pm11:30am to 12:30pmMock exam
2:00pm to 3:00pm
Advanced 24:15pm to 5:15pm4:15pm to 5:15pm3:15pm to 4:15pm3:15pm to 4:15pmMock exam
3:30pm to 4:45pm

To find out what happens on the day – EXAM DAY