All written enquiries in connection with music examinations and related matters should be addressed to: The Director, Directorate Music, PO Box 392, UNISA, 0003.
The Directorate Music’s
fax number is 012 429 3644
e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org
website address is www.unisa.ac.za/music
The university offices in Pretoria and the provincial centres in Durban, East London, Kimberley, Nelspruit, Parow, Polokwane and Mthatha are open from
Monday to Friday from 07:45 to 12:30 (payment of examination entries) and until 13:00 (for enquiries)
and from 13:45 to 15:30 (payment of examination entries) and until 16:00 (for enquiries)
The offices of the Directorate Music are situated on the 5th level, OR Tambo Administration Building, Unisa Main Campus, Muckleneuk Ridge, Pretoria.
EXAMINATION ENTRY FEES FOR GRADED EXAMINATIONS - 2009
1 Candidates who have passed one of the papers only must pay the full fees on registration for the outstanding paper(s).
2 Candidates who have one section/paper outstanding, need only pay R820 when registering for this section/paper.
3 Candidates for the Performer’s Licentiate for Two Pianos (four hands) will also be required to pay for the tuning of a second piano.
The entry fees for the duet examinations are the same as those for the corresponding practical examinations (e.g. R225 for Grade 1, i.e. R112,50 per candidate).
The following fees will apply
R70,00 per certificate for examinations completed in 1988 or later
R100,00 per certificate for examinations completed prior to 1988
Certificates will not be issued unless the amount payable is included with the request:
* Duplicate certificates for licentiates are no longer issued.5. Closing Dates for Entries - 2009
First Session April/June (practical) and June (Theory of Music) – 2 March 2009
Second Session August/October (practical) and October (Theory of Music) – 30 April 2009
Late entries will only be accepted up to two weeks after the closing dates on receipt of a late registration fee of R100 plus R10 per candidate.
Please pay careful attention to the following when completing an examination entry form:
6.1 Read the instructions on the examination entry form before you fill it in.
6.2 Please consult the Codes booklet, while completing the entry form.
6.3 Separate forms are to be used for Licentiate and Choir entries. These will be sent on request.
6.4 Amendments to entries may be made up to two weeks after the closing dates at a levy of R30,00 per amendment. (Amendments regarding personal particulars are not affected by this.)
6.5 Please check whether candidates who wish to enter for the practical examinations from Grade 4 upwards have already passed the required Theory of Music examination. If not, they will have to enter for this examination in 2009.
6.6 The correct amount must be remitted with the entry form.
6.7 Organ, choir and percussion candidates must enter the complete address of the examination venue (name and address of the church, hall, etc) on the entry form.
6.8 Entries from private schools must please be clearly marked in order to facilitate the planning of the practical examinations.
6.9 The implication of choosing a language medium (E or A) for a candidate is that:
· the report form will be issued in the chosen language (E or A);
· the examination will be conducted in the chosen Language; and
· the certificate will be issued in the chosen language.
7. Method of payment
Unisa will no longer accept any cash or cheque payment for any individual registration. The preferred method of payment will be
· Credit card
· Debit card (only when you pay in person) or
· Electronic transfer.
Cheques will only be accepted for group registrations (institutional/company cheques, etc.). In such cases you must please attach a list of names of those candidates whose examination entries are covered by the group (single) cheque payment.8. Acknowledgement of registration
8.1 You will be notified by sms/written notification as soon as your registration has been processed.
8.2 If you have not received such a notification by 26 March (first session) or by 12 June (second session) please inform us immediately via phone 012 429 4143, fax 012 429 3644 or e-mail: email@example.com.
9. Examination Dates - 2009
9.1 WRITTEN (METHOD AND THEORY OF MUSIC)
The written method examination for Teachers’ Licentiates takes place on Monday 20 April 2009 (first session) and Monday 3 August 2009 (second session).
9.1.2 THEORY OF MUSIC*
* Theory of Music Grades 7, 8 and Teacher’s Licentiate are only conducted in the second session (October)
** As from 2009, Theory of Music Grade 5 will have 1 x 3 hour paper only.
9.2.1 For the first session: All centres – Any date from 21 April onwards
9.2.2 For the second session: All centres – Any date from 4 August onwards
Teachers must inform candidates and their parents (where applicable) well in advance of the starting dates of the session. (NB: Also see par 10 in Section B – Practical Examinations.)
10.1 THEORY OF MUSIC EXAMINATIONS
Teachers are requested to ascertain well in advance whether or not the dates for the written examinations clash with any educational tours organised by schools for the candidates. Candidates’ centres must then be changed accordingly. Requests for changing an examination centre must be done in writing, and reach the University at least 30 days prior to the examination.
No request to write the theory of music examinations on any other date or time than those stipulated in the timetable, will be considered.
10.2 PRACTICAL MUSIC EXAMINATIONS
The examination dates for the individual centres will be available by 26 March for the first session and 24 June for the second session.
Unisa will notify teachers by 10 April (first session) and 10 July (second session) of the dates at their centres.
Transfers may be requested up to 20 March (first session) and 10 June (second session) without being liable for a transfer fee. Transfers will only be considered after these dates provided that:
· A written application reaches the University 21 days prior to the commencement date of the examination at the particular centre. The transfer fee of R120 must accompany the application.
· Valid reasons such as relocation, medical, serious illness or death of a close relative be given. The fact that a candidate is not fully prepared for the examination will under no circumstances be accepted.
· Sufficient examination time is available at the centre. The decision rests with the University only. Transfers may under no circumstances be negotiated with invigilators.
The University reserves the right to grant or refuse an application for a transfer.
Should a candidate request a transfer and he/she also change his/her teacher, full particulars of the “new” teacher must be indicated. These particulars include full names, identity number, address, e-mail and telephone number(s).
All cancellations/withdrawals of candidates from practical, performance level assessments (see New Section C, par 1) and Theory of Music examinations must be done in writing to The Director, Directorate Music, PO Box 392, UNISA, 0003 (fax: 012 429 3644/e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org). The name and examination number of the candidate, as well as those of the teacher and the centre must be stated clearly. Candidates will forfeit the following percentage (%) fees paid if they cancel their entries by the stipulated dates:
11.1 NON-MEDICAL CANCELLATIONS – PRACTICAL/PERFORMANCE LEVEL ASSESSMENTS
FIRST SESSION SECOND SESSION
25% before 20 March before 31 May
50% between 21 March and 15 April between 1 and 30 June
100% after 15 April after 30 June
11.2 NON-MEDICAL CANCELLATIONS – THEORY OF MUSIC
FIRST SESSION SECOND SESSION
25% before 20 March before 31 May
50% between 21 March and 30 April between 1 and 20 August
100% after 30 April after 20 August
11.3 CANCELLATION FEES (LICENTIATES)
FIRST SESSION SECOND SESSION
25% before 20 March before 15 June
50% between 21 March and 20 April between 16 June and 31 July
100% after 20 April after 31 July
11.4 CANCELLATION ON MEDICAL GROUNDS (ALL GRADES, LEVELS AND LICENTIATES)
If a candidate is unable to play/write his/her examination/assessment on medical grounds, he/she will be entitled to a refund of 50% of fees paid, subject to the submission of a valid medical certificate, within one month of the examination/assessment.
12.1 EXPECTED DATES FOR RELEASE OF RESULTS
Theory of Music First Session 30 June
Second Session 24 November
Practical As soon as all the results of a teacher have been received and processed in full
12.2 RELEASE OF RESULTS
12.2.1 Results will be mailed only to a person responsible for entering the candidate(s). It is their duty to hand the results to the candidates concerned as soon as possible.
12.2.2 The examination results will also be available on the Internet. The address is www.unisa.ac.za/music.
12.2.3 No results will be given over the telephone, by e-mail, fax or personal solicitation.
12.3 CORRESPONDENCE REGARDING PRACTICAL EXAMINATION RESULTS
The marks allocated by the examiner are final and no correspondence about them will be entered into.
12.4 THEORY OF MUSIC RESULTS
12.4.1 Re-marking of scripts
The scripts of candidates can be remarked on payment of a fee equivalent to 50% of the entry fee for the examination in question. This fee is not refundable.
12.4.2 Issuing of report of marks
A report indicating the marks obtained by a candidate for individual questions in the written examination may be issued on payment of R50 per report.
12.4.3 Issuing of examiner’s report
An examiner’s report on a candidate’s Theory of Music examination may be requested at a fee equal to the full entry fee for the examination in question. A breakdown of marks in the paper and comments, where applicable, will be given.
In all cases referred to in 12.4.1, 12.4.2 and 12.4.3, the application, together with the prescribed fee, should reach the University by 21 August (for the first session) and 21 January of the next year (for the second session). After these two dates the examination scripts are destroyed.