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英國皇家舞蹈學院考試

Introduction

The HKEAA administers both the General Graded Examinations (Graded Examinations, Presentation Classes, Class Awards & Demonstration Classes) and the Vocational Graded Examinations of the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD). The RAD examinations are the most popular classical ballet examinations in Hong Kong.

 

 

Examinations Timetable

The RAD examinations take place annually around May/June and between September and December. General Graded Examinations held in Approved Examination Centres (AEC) are referred as 'AEC Session'. The Vocational Graded Examinations held in RAD Approved Venues (RAV) are referred as 'RAV Session'.

The tentative examination schedule in the year 2017 is as follows:-

Examination Session Levels Examination Venue Examination Period
AEC/RAV Session in May/Jun Demonstration Class
Pre-School Level 1
Pre-School Level 2
Approved Examination Centres (AEC) / RAD Approved Venues (RAV) late April - mid Jun 2017
General Graded Examinations
Pre-Primary in Dance
Primary in Dance
Grades 1 - 8
Vocational Graded Examinations
Intermediate Foundation
Intermediate
Advanced Foundation
Advanced 1
Advanced 2

 

Examination Session Levels Examination Venue Examination Period
 
AEC/RAV Session in Sep-Dec
Demonstration Class
Pre-School Level 1
Pre-School Level 2
Approved Examination Centres (AEC) / RAD Approved Venues (RAV) early Sep - mid Dec 2017
General Graded Examinations
Pre-Primary in Dance
Primary in Dance
Grades 1 - 8
Vocational Graded Examinations
Intermediate Foundation
Intermediate
Advanced Foundation
Advanced 1
Advanced 2
Solo Seal Award

 

 

Entry Requirements

For Demonstration Classes, the following target ages apply:

 

Levels Target Age
Demonstration Classes Pre-School Dance Curriculum: Level 1 Pre-School Dance Curriculum: Level 2
2.5 years to 3.5 years 3.5 years to 4.5 or 5 years

 

For reasons of safe dance practice, candidates' age must meet the minimum age requirement for RAD examination. The RAD policy on minimum age is as follows:

  • For General/ Vocational Graded Examinations that take place in May/June in Hong Kong, all candidates MUST have reached the minimum age by 1 April in the year which they take the examination.
  • For General/ Vocational Graded Examinations that take place between September and December, all candidates MUST have reached the minimum age by 1 September in the year in which they take the examination.

 

Examination Levels Age Requirements
General Graded Examinations Pre-Primary in Dance 5 years and over
Primary in Dance 6 years and over
Grades 1 - 5 7 years and over
Grades 6 - 8 11 years and over

 

Examination Levels Age Requirements
Vocational Graded Examinations Intermediate Foundation (optional) 11 years and over
Intermediate 12 years and over
Advanced Foundation (optional) 13 years and over
Advanced 1 14 years and over
Advanced 2 15 years and over
Solo Seal Award 15 years and over

For Vocational Graded Examinations, candidates should pass the Examinations in the order shown above, but need not take either Foundation examinations, as these are optional. Candidates entering for the Solo Seal Award must have achieved Distinction in Advanced 2 examination.

 

 

Examinations Registration

Registration for the Examinations in Apr/June takes place in January each year while that for the Examinations between September and December takes place in May. The registration schedule for the 2017 examinations is as follows:
Examination Session Levels Examination Venue Registration Period
AEC/RAV Session in May/Jun Demonstration Class
Pre-School Level 1
Pre-School Level 2
Approved Examination Centres (AEC) / RAD Approved Venues (RAV) 2 - 31 Jan 2017
General Graded Examinations
Pre-Primary in Dance
Primary in Dance
Grades 1 - 8
Vocational Graded Examinations
Intermediate Foundation
Intermediate
Advanced Foundation
Advanced 1
Advanced 2

 

Examination Session Levels Examination Venue Registration Period
 
AEC/RAV Session in Sep-Dec
Demonstration Class
Pre-School Level 1
Pre-School Level 2
 
Approved Examination Centres (AEC) / RAD Approved Venues (RAV) 
 
2 - 31 May 2017
General Graded Examinations
Pre-Primary in Dance
Primary in Dance
Grades 1 - 8
Vocational Graded Examinations
Intermediate Foundation
Intermediate
Advanced Foundation
Advanced 1
Advanced 2
Solo Seal Award

 

Candidates can ONLY be entered by RAD Registered Teachers or by the Principals or Administrators of RAD Registered Schools which employ or contract RAD Registered Teachers. NO private candidates are allowed to enter themselves.

Every year, the HKEAA will send letters to all RAD Registered Teachers for the estimated number of entries to the examinations.

The registration fees for the examinations in the year 2017 are as follows:-

 

DEMONSTRATION CLASS
  Levels AEC (HK$)  RAV (HK$)
Demonstration Class Pre-School Dance Curriculum Level 1 250(per child)  405(per child)
Pre-School Dance Curriculum Level 2 250(per child)  405(per child)

 

APPROVED EXAMINATION CENTRES (AEC)

 

Approved Examination Centre (AEC)/ Levels

Examination Class Award (HK$) 
 
Presentation Class (HK$)

Solo Performance Award (HK$)

Member Rates (HK$)

Full Rates(HK$)  
Pre-Primary in Dance ---  --- 425 --- ---
Primary in Dance 550 480 --- ---
Grade 1 595 520 --- 480
Grade 2 640 570 --- 530
Grade 3 735 630 --- 580
Grade 4 795 695 --- 640
Grade 5 910 760 --- 700
Grade 6 1,000 --- 835 ---
Grade 7 1,030 --- 865 ---
Grade 8 1,065 --- 900 ---
Intermediate Foundation 1,080 --- --- --- 
Intermediate 1,115 --- --- ---
Advanced Foundation 1,105 1,735 --- --- ---
Advanced 1 1,145 1,775 --- --- ---
Advanced 2 1,185 1,810 --- --- ---
*Minimum fee payable if examining time less than three hours: HK$13,481
  RAD APPROVED VENUES (RAV)

 

RAD Approved Venues (RAV)/ Levels

Examination Class Award (HK$)   Presentation Class (HK$)    
Solo Performance Award (HK$)
 

Member Rates (HK$)

Full Rates (HK$)
Pre-Primary in Dance --- ---  570 --- --- 
Primary in Dance 695 625 --- ---
Grade 1 740 665 --- 625
Grade 2 820 715 --- 675
Grade 3 870 775 --- 725
Grade 4 920 835 --- 780
Grade 5 1,035 905 ---  845
Grade 6 1,110 --- 980 ---
Grade 7 1,135 --- 1,010 ---
Grade 8 1,170 --- 1,040 ---
Intermediate Foundation 1,180 --- ---  ---
Intermediate 1,205 --- --- ---
Advanced Foundation 1,220 1,845 --- --- ---
Advanced 1 1,245 1,875 --- --- ---
Advanced 2 1,275 1,905 --- --- ---
Solo Seal Award 1,515 2,140 --- --- ---

 

 

Examinations Results and Certificates

The Results Listings (provisional results) will be released to the Registered Teachers in around 1 to 2 months after the end of the RAD Examiners' tours. RAD send result forms, certificates and medals (if any) direct to the teachers concerned.

 

 

Teaching Programme - Certificate in Ballet Teaching Studies (CBTS)

Details of the programme, entry requirements can be found from RAD's website at: https://www.rad.org.uk/study/higher-education/higher-education-1/certificate-in-ballet-teaching-studies-1

Tuition and Other Fees

 

Enrolling Year
Registration Fee
Programme Fee
2017
£120
HK$57,700
2018
£120
HK$59,200

 

The tuition fees are set annually and are retained for the two years programme. The tuition fees are payable in 4 instalments, as shown below, via the HKEAA to RAD.

 

Year 1 of the Programme Instalment
1st instalment
2nd instalment
Payment Period
mid-November
mid-March
Year 2 of the Programme 3rd instalment
4th instalment
mid-November
mid-March

 

Application Process

Student application form can be found on the RAD's website:
https://www.rad.org.uk/study/higher-education/higher-education-1/how-to-apply

Application for CBTS 2018 is made by sending the completed RAD's application form to the HKEAA on or before the following deadlines so that the HKEAA could deliver the applications to RAD before RAD's deadlines:

 

31 May 2017 Submission of student applications supported by video or DVD
31 July 2017 Submission of student applications supported by documentary evidence
30 September 2017 Submission of satisfactory police check by student to RAD through the HKEAA

 

No late applications will be accepted by the HKEAA after the above deadlines.

Mentor applications must be made to the RAD UK.

Award

For those who are awarded the Certificate in Ballet Teaching Studies are entitled to enter candidates for examinations and presentation classes of the RAD.

 

 

Data Privacy

Personal data of candidates are used for delivery of examination services. Whether you provide the requested personal data is voluntary. However, if you fail to provide all the data, or if any of the data are inaccurate or incomplete, the HKEAA may not be able to accept your entry. The personal data submitted may also be used for:
  1. assisting tertiary institutions and other government/public organizations in their processes for admissions purposes;
  2. assisting tertiary institutions and other government/public organizations in respect of their requests for information in granting scholarships;
  3. assisting tertiary institutions and other government/public organizations to confirm the candidates' eligibility for financial assistance or other forms of subsidization, in which case, the necessary personal data of the candidates may have to be disclosed to the concerned organizations for verification;
  4. certifying candidates' examination results in response to legitimate requests; and
  5. conducting educational research and analysis in an anonymous format in which the identities of candidates are not traceable.

In compliance with the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance, access to all personal data will be made available, on payment of a fee, to anyone who can establish his/her right to be informed of such data as are retained by the HKEAA. Please also note that candidates' personal data/correspondence/other information received by the HKEAA may be referred to the Examination Board concerned. Candidates should approach the Examination Board direct for their personal data/information handling policies if necessary.

 

 

Examination Publications

Publications related to the RAD examinations are available for sale at the Publications Unit at the HKEAA San Po Kong Office.

The Study Choice Forms GEF 3 (2-7) and GEF 3 (8) may be downloaded from RAD website (click here to link to RAD's website).

 

 

Collaboration with RAD

If you are interested in becoming an RAD teacher, examiner or examination studio, please contact either the RAD or the HKEAA by using the contact information given below.

 

 

Contacts

Royal Academy of Dance
Tel : (207) 326 8000
Fax : (207) 924 3129
Website : www.rad.org.uk
Address : 36 Battersea Square, London SW11 3RA, UK.


Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority
Tel : (852) 3628 8787
Fax : (852) 3628 8790
Email : ie7@hkeaa.edu.hk
Address : International and Professional Examinations Division, 3/F, 17 Tseuk Luk Street, San Po Kong, Kowloon.
For service quality assurance, our telephone conversation with the public may be recorded.

 

 

 

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