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Ben Clapton

Exam Results

July 6, 2006 at 1:38 AM

Well I passed my technical exam. All well and good, however I was assessed as an ADPA 2, when actually I'm an ADPA 3. No big deal I hear you ask? Well hopefully not. I've got to give the Uni a call probably tomorrow, just to make sure that everything will be ok. See, the ADPA (Advanced Diploma of Performing Arts) is assessed on Outcomes - a number of different targets that I have to show that I am competant in before i get my award. For Principal Study, There are 4 outcomes that are assessed for ADPA 2, and 3 for ADPA 3, and one of the ones for ADPA 3 isn't applicable for the Technical exam because it relates to the recital at the end of the year. The outcomes for ADPA 3 and ADPA 2 Principal Study are different - they basically say the same thing, but they are different. Now, hopefully, I am still able to pass everything that the ADPA 3 requires, as I don't particularly want to sit the exam again.

Now I hope they will figure it all out, as when they try and put in the results for ADPA 2, they will find that I am not enrolled in those outcomes, and instead I am enrolled in the outcomes for ADPA 3. It's all very complicated, and would be much easier if i was studying a bachelors. Sometimes I think you need a bachelor degree just to understand how the ADPA works...

From Pauline Lerner
Posted on July 6, 2006 at 4:38 AM
I don't understand the difference between ADPA 2 and ADPA 3, but I'm glad you passed, and I hope you get the adjustment you want.
From William Yap
Posted on July 6, 2006 at 6:25 AM
Sounds complicated but congrats for passing! So what's next for you?
From Ben Clapton
Posted on July 6, 2006 at 9:17 AM
2 and 3 is just the years of the course. It is all very complicated, and probably too complicated to try and explain to someone who isn't actually involved in it.

Next for me... well I've got a concert on the 30th of July that I'll be preparing for. Haven't decided what i'll play just yet but I'm fairly sure it will be the first movement of my Beethoven sonata, and Meditation from Thais. After that, it's onto second semester (making sure I pass everything) and preparing for my recital in Mid-November. Program is Bach and Beethoven, and possibly something else, depending how I'm going for time.

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