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Report on Graded Exams and GCSEs/A Levels

In Summer 2015, CDET released a report comparing Graded Examinations in Music, Dance and Drama with relevant GCSEs and A levels.

The report investigates the key differences and similarities between GCSEs/A levels and Graded Examinations, including wider factors such as assessment methodology and modes of delivery. It also questions whether there is a relationship between the two qualification types and whether the qualifications offer skills, knowledge and understanding that are complementary.

 Download a copy of the report here

 

The report makes cross references to a number of appendices which are available below.

Appendix A: Comparison between GCSE Music and graded examinations in music performance

Appendix B: Comparison between GCSE Music and graded examinations in music theory

Appendix C: Comparison between GCSE Dance and graded examinations in dance

Appendix D: Comparison between GCSE Drama and graded examinations in speech and drama

Appendix E: Comparison between A level Music and graded examinations in music performance

Appendix F: Comparison between A level Music and graded examinations in music theory

Appendix G: Comparison between A level Dance and graded and vocational graded examinations in dance

Appendix H: Comparison between A level Drama and graded examinations in speech and drama