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:
Arissa's exam certificates from 2016