Speak Up Studio’s Examination Syllabus provides students a goal to work towards, and an achievement to celebrate. The syllabus is designed to develop voice, communication and performance skills that will assist students at school, in daily life, and when performing on stage. Students will develop confidence to communicate and skills to read effectively, speak with clarity, to make presentations, and to present texts in an imaginative and insightful way.
Your child’s teacher will ensure the class is able to demonstrate versatility in performance through the selection and presentation of an appropriate program. The class teacher will also ensure familiarity and understanding of the chosen texts, to enable lively and engaging discussion with the examiner. The Program will be presented with “links” that will bridge from text to text, providing context and telling the story of the program.
Speak Up Studio’s Exams have been designed to give students the skills that will enable them to progress to Australian Music Examination Board (AMEB) Exams, which are available to Speak Up Students from grade six and up.
Which levels of the studio are involved in Studio Exams?
Students enrolled in Explorers, Storytellers and Inventors programs take Studio Exams. Philosophers and Individual Students take AMEB Exams.
When and where are Studio Awards held?
Studio Award Exams are held in your child’s usual class towards the end of term three.
What should my child wear?
Your child should wear their Speak Up uniform with black pants or long leggings.
What will my child receive?
Each student who participates in an Studio Exam will receive a button badge to add to their collection. After the exam, each class will receive written feedback from their examiner.
What is the content of a Studio Exam?
Each class will select a theme for their Studio Exam, and present a series of pieces related to the theme. Studio Exams will be presented in class to an examiner, who will be a member of Speak Up Studio’s teaching team.
Does my child need to memorise something?
This depends on the level of exam your child is doing. Check your child’s Speech and Drama scrapbook throughout term three for details of their Studio Exam content.
Does my child have to participate in an Studio Exam?
All Explorers, Storytellers and Inventors sit a Studio Exam in term three – it is part of what we do in term three, and all work (including the exam itself!) takes place during class time.
How much does it cost for my child to take part?
Participation in an Studio Exam is included in your child’s membership. There are no additional fees to take part and no registration is required.
How do Studio Exams link to AMEB exams?
Speak Up Studio’s awards have been designed to give students the skills that will enable them to progress to Australian Music Examination Board (AMEB) Exams, which are available to Speak Up Students from grade six and up.