The syllabi of the IMEB-SA are designed to meet the needs of those teaching and learning music, speech and drama. The examinations will be found to be comprehensive and catering for those interested academically or as a performer. The lists contain works ranging from early times to up-to-date contemporary examples.
All work is carefully and sequentially graded. Teachers preparing students for these examinations will have a very sound outline upon which to develop lessons. IMEB-SA examinations provide for many abilities and give a goal for students in their studies. They provide a sense of purpose and direction and can be undertaken in addition to other activities, as they are not intended to be the only studies in a student’s year. The reports provide a reliable assessment of progress, and by comments and marks assist individual development.
Specific published works are not prescribed in every examination section in order for candidates and teachers to explore the literature appropriate for their grade level, age, interests and experience, and to have some ownership of their examination programs. Where particular works have been specified, teachers and candidates may substitute other selections of equal literary value and standard if preferred. It is expected that all such items will be thoughtfully and responsibly selected by teachers and candidates, and provide challenge and motivation for individuals in order to assist personal development in the art of Speech and Drama.
Examiners will expect levels of achievement commensurate to the individual candidate’s age and grade level and to show thorough preparation and rehearsal of each Speech and Drama examination component and section. Specified time durations should be adhered to reasonably closely, but not exceeded.
All work should be memorised except for sight reading items or where otherwise stated.
Use of prop or costumes accessories to assist dramatic and character performance items are optional, unless stated otherwise.
These accessories are not assessable. It is expected that judicious manipulation of text may occur in some exam items where one character only is portrayed, yet the presence of others is implied.
The truth and integrity of the text will remain intact.
Written examinations are optional for Grades 6, 7 and 8, but are compulsory at Diploma level.
(Associate Level – Teachers & Performance; Licentiate Level – Teachers & Performance Available on request)