Exam Overview

In the Grade 6 Acting exam, candidates will undertake a Practical Assessment and Knowledge & Understanding component. All requirements for this exam can be found in the PAA Acting syllabus available to download for free here.
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Exam requirements

Performances pieces

Candidates will perform scenes from a published play, screenplay, anthology of monologues/duologues/scenes, or a scene adapted from dialogue in a published novel. The candidate(s) should introduce their scenes, stating the title, author and character prior to the performance. A copy of the scenes must be submitted at the point of booking the exam, or as soon after as possible.

Knowledge and Understanding

The candidate(s) will prepare and present a response to questions based on the performed scenes.


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