Exams at TECDA

Here at TECDA, we hold 3 exam sessions a year, with the ISTD, IDTA and LAMDA.

Our IDTA session usually takes place each November, where all children are invited to take exams.

Our ISTD session takes place over 6 days in April and May. These exams are for selected children who attend extra coaching and private lessons.

Our LAMDA session takes place in the Summer term and is open to all drama students and selected singing students.

We understand that not all children want to commit to lots of extra lessons and our IDTA session is perfect for this with simpler, shorter exams in ballet, tap, modern and commercial available. Those who have a desire to train more intensely and take dance more seriously are considered for our ISTD sessions which are more involved exams where in depth knowledge, performance and technique are required. 

For students not wishing to take exams, or for students who attend classes where exams are not available, merit certificates are presented. Everyone will recieve a certificate for their effort and attendance each year.

We hold a prize giving party every Christmas where exam certificates and / or merit certificates are presented. We also give prizes to students who have worked hard and improved throughout the school year.

Please see below our high achievers table for exam results exceeding 85% in ISTD and LAMDA exams:

     Name                     Percentage                     Score                                   Genre           
Elena Scott 99% Distinction Grade 6 Ballet
Elena Scott 95% Grade 6 Modern
Elena Scott 95% Grade 3 Ballet
Hannah Fish 94% Grade 3 Ballet
Olivia Taylor 94% Grade 1 Modern
Hannah Carter 94% Grade 1 Singing
Julia Hainsworth 94% Bronze Jazz
Florence Taylor 93% Primary Ballet
Zoe Cole 93% Grade 1 Tap
Elena Scott 92% Grade 5 Ballet
Shauna Matthewman 92% Inter Foundation Modern
Aimee Sheridan 92% Grade 1 Tap
Holly Dean 92% Grade 1 Tap
Jessica Hirst 91% Grade 4 Modern
Carmen Booth 91% Grade 1 Singing
Clara Finn 91% Primary Tap
Matilda Finn 91% Primary Tap
Jessica Hirst 91% Grade 2 Modern
Olivia Taylor 91% Primary Ballet
Bethany Fish 91% Grade 1 Modern
Elena Scott 91% Grade 3 Tap
Aimee Sheridan 91% Grade 1 Modern
Holly Dean 91% Grade 2 Modern
Hannah Fish 91% Grade 1 Modern
Ebony Dyson 91% Grade 1 Modern
Lola Hirst 90% Primary Tap
Taqana Harrison 90% Drama Intro 2
Holly Dean 90% Grade 4 Modern
Cameron Taylor 90% Grade 5 Tap
Holly Matthewman 90% Grade 6 Modern
Macy Weathers 90% Grade 1 Modern
Jessica Gavaghan 90% Grade 1 Modern
Hannah Fish 90% Grade 3 Tap
Libby Williams 90% Grade 1 Modern
Caitlin Wood 90% Primary Tap
Hannah Rouse 90% Primary Tap
Zoe Cole 90% Primary Tap
Jayah Wilkinson 90% Primary Tap
Lucy Senior 90% Bronze Jazz
Jessica Hirst 89% Grade 5 Tap
Emma Tatts 89% Inter Foundation Modern
Abby Rigg 89% Grade 2 Modern
Ciara Sibbald 89% Grade 1 Tap
Ciara Sibbald 89% Grade 2 Modern
Olivia Smith 89% Grade 2 Modern
Lucy Steward 89% Grade 1 Tap
Aimee Sheridan 89% Grade 3 Modern
Bethany Fish 89% Primary Tap
Hannah Fish 89% Grade 2 Modern
Hannah Fish 89% Grade 2 Tap
Lexy Clavin 89% Silver Jazz
Lucy Steward 89% Primary Ballet
Hannah Vernon 89% Grade 2 Tap
Clara Finn 89% Grade 1 Modern
Olivia Smith 89% Grade 1 Ballet
Milly McElveen 89% Grade 1 Modern
Arissa Bull 89% Grade 1 Tap
Bethany Fish 89% Primary Ballet
Clara Finn 89% Grade 2 Modern
Clara Finn 88% Grade 1 Tap
Olivia Taylor 88% Grade 2 Tap
Jessica Hirst 88% Grade 2 Tap
Jessica Brown 88% Primary Tap
Natasha Fish 88% Grade 1 Ballet
Elena Scott 88% Grade 4 Modern
Aimee Sheridan 88% Grade 2 Modern
Abigail Baines 88% Primary Tap
Olivia Taylor 88% Grade 1 Tap
Kerry Busby 88% Bronze Jazz
Hannah Fish 88% Primary Modern
Natasha Fish 88% Grade 1 Modern
Olivia Smith 88% Primary Tap
Kennedi Gorman 88% Grade 3 Ballet
Meghann Howe 88% Grade 1 Ballet
Lucy Steward 88% Grade 4 Modern
Elena Scott 88% Grade 5 Tap
Holly Dean 88% Grade 3 Modern
Hannah Fish 88% Grade 5 Ballet
Evie Swales Gledhill 88% Grade 2 Modern
Carmen Booth 88% Grade 3 Modern
Ellie Fletcher 88% Grade 4 Modern
Emily Parker 88% Primary Tap
Ciara Sibbald 88% Grade 4 Modern
Jessica Broadbent 88% Primary Tap
Elena Scott 88% Grade 4 Ballet
Aimee Sheridan 87% Grade 4 Modern
Georgia Watts 87% Primary Tap
Hannah Fish 87% Grade 3 Modern
Milly McElveen 87% Grade 2 Modern
Clara Finn 87% Intro Drama
Holly Grey 87% Primary Tap
Georgi Farnell 87% Primary Tap
Bella Webster 87% Grade 2 Modern
Clara Finn 87% Primary Ballet
Holly Dean 87% Grade 2 Tap
Zoe Cole 87% Grade 2 Modern
Laura Bull 87% Bronze Jazz
Libby Williams 87% Grade 1 Modern
Shauna Matthewman 87% Bronze Jazz
Molly Bray 87% Grade 3 Tap
Abby Rigg 87% Grade 4 Ballet
Elena Scott 87% Grade 5 Modern
Ellie Fletcher 87% Grade 1 Tap
Olivia Taylor 86% Grade 2 Ballet
Hannah Fish 86% Grade 4 Ballet
Holly Grey 86% Grade 1 Tap
Arissa Bull 86% Grade 2 Modern
Hannah Fish 86% Grade 6 Ballet
Aimee Sheridan 86% Grade 6 Ballet
Darcy Farrar 86% Grade 1 Ballet
Holly Dean 86% Grade 2 Ballet
Elena Scott 86% Grade 4 Tap
Abigail Coote 86% Grade 1 Tap
Libby Williams 86% Grade 1 Tap
Jessica Hirst 86% Grade 3 Modern
Adrienne Melling 86% Inter Foundation Modern
Milly McElveen 86% Grade  3 Modern
Jamie Leigh McLaughlin 86% Grade 3 Tap
Elena Scott 86% Bronze Jazz
Jessica Nixon 86% Grade 1 Ballet
Holly Dewing 86% Primary Tap
Laura Bull 86% Grade 4 Modern
Anna Holmes 86% Grade 5 Modern
Shauna Matthewman 86% Grade 5 Modern
Jessica Hirst 86% Grade 1 Modern
Anna Holmes 86% Silver Jazz
Robbie Saville 86% Grade 2 Singing
Caitlin Wood 86% Grade 1 Tap
Carmen Booth 86% Primary Tap
Hannah Rouse 86% Grade 1 Tap
Abby Rigg 86% Grade 5 Ballet
Leah Somers 86% Grade 5 Modern
Shauna Matthewman 86% Silver Jazz
Elena Scott 86% Silver Jazz
Olivia Taylor 86% Primary Tap
Lucy Steward 86% Primary Tap
Leah Somers 85% Grade 3 Ballet
Ebony Dyson 85% Primary Modern
Holly Dean 85% Grade 3 Ballet
Ruby Taylor 85% Grade 2 Modern
Lucy Steward 85% Grade 3 Tap
Clara Finn 85% Grade 2 Ballet
Holly Dewing 85% Grade 3 Tap
Milly McElveen 85% Grade 2 Ballet
Aimee Sheridan 85% Grade 3 Tap
Jessia Hirst 85% Grade 2 Ballet
Jessica Hirst 85% Primary Modern
Abigail Baines 85% Grade 1 Modern
Sommer Berrington 85% Primary Tap
Hannah Vernon 85% Grade 4 Tap
Natasha Fish 85% Primary Ballet
Abby Rigg 85% Grade 3 Ballet
Shauna Matthewman 85% Grade 6 Modern
Holly Dean 85% Primary Tap
Hannah Fish 85% Grade 4 Tap
Evie Swales Gledhill 85% Grade 2 Singing
Olivia Taylor 85% Grade 2 Modern
Holly Dean 85% Grade 1 Ballet
Arissa's exam certificates from 2016