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Graded Exams: The Definitive Guide & Website

Dance Proms, Elliott Franks

The booklet Graded Exams: The Definitive Guide is produced by CDET in association with twenty Awarding Organisations offering graded examinations in the arts. It is also supported by an accompanying website Graded Exams.

The booklet and website describe the history, distinctiveness and purpose of graded examinations, particularly how they contribute to the development of performing artists of all ages and ability - encompassing dance, music, drama and musical theatre - across the world.

It draws on the research and academic practices of twenty Awarding Organisations, all of which are committed and passionate about promoting progressive mastery in a range of performance disciplines. These organisations offer rigorous assessments, based on the well-known internationally acknowledged benchmarks that form ‘the Grades’.

Today, graded examinations are available in over ninety countries and attract more than a million candidates annually. We hope that you enjoy this booklet which explores why the Grades have become one of the world’s most popular assessments in the performing arts.

An electronic copy is available here.