Grade Poetry Suggestions: coming soon

Our syllabus is deliberately own choice because we sincerely hold to the view that suitable examination poems are best chosen by teachers and candidates working together, with consideration being given to skill level, personality and other relevant factors. However, some teachers have asked for poetry suggestions for Grade exams and we will be publishing these shortly on this site. Again, we want to emphasise that these are not set poems, and candidates are under no obligation to perform them. They will, however, indicate the levels of complexity in verse that we would expect to be presented in Grade exams. Watch this space …

Diploma Eligibility Criteria

Diploma of Associate in Acting Performance: AIBSD (Acting) 2017-20

  • The candidate must be at least 18 years of age on the date of the examination.

Diploma of Associate in Musical Theatre Performance: AIBSD (Musical Theatre) 2017-20

  • The candidate must be at least 18 years of age on the date of the examination.

Diploma of Associate (Teaching): AIBSD (Teaching) 2017-20

To be eligible for entry, a candidate must:

  • be at least 19 years of age
  • have obtained at least a ‘H4’ in English in the Irish Leaving Certificate Examination, or equivalent
  • have studied Speech and Drama for at least three years.

Documentary evidence of eligibility MUST be submitted with a candidate’s entry form.

Diploma of Licentiate (Teaching Diploma) 2017-20

To be eligible for entry, a candidate must:

  • be at least 20 years of age
  • have obtained at least a ‘H4’ in English in the Irish Leaving Certificate Examination, or equivalent
  • hold the Associate Diploma (Teaching) of the Irish Board of Speech and Drama (AIBSD (Teaching))
  • submit with the entry form a letter from a recognised Speech and Drama teacher confirming that the candidate has been studying Speech and Drama for at least three years.

Documentary evidence of eligibility MUST be submitted with a candidate’s entry form.

Irish Board of Speech and Drama Fellowship 2017-20

To be eligible for consideration for a Fellowship award, a candidate must:

  • hold the Irish Board of Speech and Drama Licentiate Diploma
  • have a minimum of ten years Speech and Drama teaching experience
  • have a current examination centre with the Irish Board of Speech and Drama
  • submit a resume of their work in speech and drama during the past five years.