What is A Studio Award?
Speak Up Studio’s Award 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. They also spend time discovering texts, and looking at ways that two text link together!
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.
Which levels of the studio are involved in Studio Awards?
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 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 a Studio Award will receive a button badge to add to their collection. After the in class presentation, each class will receive written feedback from their examiner.
What is the content of a Studio Award?
Each class will select a theme for their Studio Award, and present a series of pieces related to the theme. Studio Awards 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 folder throughout term three for details of their Studio Award content.
Does my child have to participate in a Studio Award?
All Thinkers, Explorers, Storytellers and Inventors participate in a Studio Award in term three – it is part of our curriculum, and all work (including the presentation itself!) takes place during class time.
How much does it cost for my child to take part?
Participation in a Studio Award is included in your child’s membership. There are no additional fees to take part and no registration is required.
How do Studio Awards link to AMEB exams?
Speak Up Studio’s Award Syllabus has 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.