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European Suzuki Association

Teacher Training & Examinations Manual

Revised April 2016

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5. Examination Pieces

S

ee Appendix C2 Examination Pieces

a.

All set examination pieces must be played through in full unless the Examiners

indicate that they are satisfied with an Examinee’s performance.

b.

Examinees may be asked to play the Twinkle Variations in an examination at any

level.

6. Children in Examinations

a.

Teachers should always try to find children of the highest level at which the

Examinee is being examined.

b.

Parents should be present with their children in the examination where appropriate.

c.

The external Examiners will choose the piece to be taught from the child's

Repertoire.

7. Observers in Examinations

ESA recognised Instructors and Teacher Trainers must be allowed to observe

examinations in all instruments, but must be passive observers and not enter into any

decisions made by the Examiners.

8. Examination Results

S

ee Appendix C3 Teacher Examination Report Form

a.

The decision of the Examiners is final.

b.

The Examiners may make a majority decision in the case of Levels 1-4.

c.

For Level 5, their decision to pass a candidate must be unanimous.

d.

An Examinee who has failed may re-sit the examination.

It is advisable to attend the full Teacher Training course before re-sitting the

examination. If the examinee is unable to rejoin the course full-time, the Course

Teacher Trainer will decide what amount of participation is necessary before the

examinee may re-sit the examination.

9. Examination Certificates

See Appendix C4 Teacher Examination Certificate Procedure

See Appendix C5 Teacher Examination Certificates and Diploma

10. Validity of Examinations

Only Examinations conducted according to the ESA procedures will be considered valid.

If, for any reason, the ESA Teacher Examinations cannot be held according to the ESA

procedures as stated in section C above, the Home Teacher Trainer is required to –

a.

inform the ESA office at least 8 weeks prior to the date of the examination.

b.

In the event of something unexpected (e.g. illness or late arrival of an Examiner) the

Home Teacher Trainer should inform the ESA Office directly after the Examination

has taken place.

Exceptions to the ESA procedures for Conduct of Examinations will require approval by the ESA

Chairman.