S & D Syllabus

REFERENCE BOOKS

A. I Like This Poem pub by Puffin

B. Read Me First pub by Macmillan

C. Is A Caterpillar Ticklish?  Pub Young Puffin

D. Another Very First Poetry Book by John Foster Pub by Oxford

E. Young Puffin Book of Verse

F              The Complete Poems of James Reeves pub Mammoth

G             3rd Poetry Book pub Oxford

H             Complete Poems for Children by James Reeves

I                A Year full of Poems   pub Oxford

J              The Works 3 PUB Macmillian

K             A Fourth Poetry Book pub Oxford

L              The Nations Favourite Poems pub BBC

Copies of all the set poems are available from the Secretary.

AGE TO ACCORD WITH THE RELEVANT SCHOOL YEAR

Book ref./Page                  Entry fee

Class 1A

Pre-Reception Children

Test Piece: Own Choice of a traditional Nursery Rhyme                   £2.50

Class 1

Verse Speaking Reception Class

Test Piece:          The Tickle Poem by Ian Serraillier                              A/12                      £2.50

Class 2

Verse Speaking Year 1 (March– August Birthdays inclusive)

Test Piece A Cheerful Old Bear at the Zoo by Lewis Carroll              B41      £2.50

Class 3

Verse Speaking Year 1 (September-February Birthdays inclusive)

Test Piece:   Mud by John Smith                                                                 C/101                    £2.50

Class 4

Verse Speaking Year 2 (March-August Birthdays inclusive)

Test Piece:  Thoughts for a Cold Day   Anon                           B 64                        £2.50

Class 5

Verse Speaking Year 2 (September-February Birthdays inclusive)

Test Piece            Lion by Jean Kenward                                     D/41                      £2.50

Class 6

Verse Speaking Year 3 (March– August Birthdays inclusive)

Test Piece: There are Big Waves by Eleanor Farjeon          E/66                      £2.50

Book ref/page              Entry Fee

Class 7

Verse Speaking Year 3 (Sept-February Birthdays inclusive)

Test Piece Don’t by Irene Yates                                                      D/36                     £2.50

Class 8

Verse Speaking Year 4 (March-August Birthdays inclusive)

Test Piece: Windy Nights by Robert Louis Stevenson                A/13                    £2.50

Class 9

Verse Speaking Year 4 (Sept-February Birthdays inclusive)

Test Piece: Five Eyes by Walter de La Mare                                           A/90             £2.50

Class 10

Verse Speaking Year 5 (March-August Birthdays inclusive)

Test Piece Sunrise by Katherine Kosmak                                                C/95             £2.50

Class 11

Verse Speaking Year 5 (Sept-February Birthdays inclusive)

Test Piece Twilight by Leonard Clark                                   C/199              £2.50

Class 12

Verse Speaking Year 6 (March-August Birthdays inclusive)

Test Piece: Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening by Robert Frost                                                                    A/67          £2.50

Class 13

Verse Speaking Year 6 (Sept-February Birthdays inclusive)

Test Piece The Sea by James Reeves                                                        H/65             £2.50

Class 14

Verse Speaking Year 7

Test Piece Winter by Judith Nicholl                                                           I /123      £2.50

Class 15

Verse Speaking Year 8

Test Piece:  Silver by Walter de la Mare                                   A/144         £2.50

Class 16

Verse Speaking Year 9

Test Piece    Snowflake by Clive Sansom                                                    G/ 88          £2.50

Class 17                                                                                                Book ref./page                Entry fee

Verse Speaking Year 10

Test Piece:          Prince Kano by Edward Lowbury                                K/86                       £2.50

Class 18

Verse Speaking Year 11

Test Piece: Dulce Et Decorum Est by Wilfred Owen            J/496                     £2.50

Class 19

Verse Speaking Year 12 and over

Test Piece            The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost        L/77                 £2.50

HUMOROUS VERSE

A Copy of Own Choice Poems to be submitted at time of entry please.

Class 20

Humorous Verse Speaking Year 2 and under

Test Piece: Own Choice                  Time Limit: 2 minutes                    £2.50

Class 21

Humorous Verse Speaking Years 3 and 4

Test Piece: Own Choice                 Time Limit: 2 minutes                    £2.50

Class 22

Humorous Verse Speaking Year 5

Test Piece: Own Choice                 Time Limit: 3 minutes                    £2.50

Class 23

Humorous Verse Speaking Year 6

Test Piece: Own Choice                 Time Limit: 3 minutes                    £2.50

Class 24

Humorous Verse Speaking Years 7 and 8

Test Piece: Own Choice                 Time Limit : 4 minutes                   £2.50

Class 25

Humorous Verse Speaking Years 9, 10 and 11

Test Piece: Own Choice                 Time Limit: 4 minutes                    £2.50

Class 26

Prose Speaking Year 6 and under                                              Time Limit: 1½ minutes

Test Piece: An Extract from The Trials of Morrigan Crowe

by Jessica Townsend

£2.50

Class 27

Prose Speaking Years 7 and 8                      Time Limit: 2 minutes    £2.50

Test Piece: An Extract from Pax by Sara Pennypacker

Class 28

Prose Speaking Years 9, 10 and 11                             Time Limit: 3 minutes    £2.50

Test Piece:  An Extract from One of us is Lying by Karen McManus

Class 29

Prose Speaking Years 12 and 13                  Time Limit: 4 minutes    £2.50

Test Piece: An Extract from Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

BIBLE READING

Class 30

Bible Reading Year 6 and under (Primary)

Test Piece:  St. Luke Chapter 14 verses 16 to 24                                         £2.50

Any version of the Bible may be used, but a copy must be provided for the adjudicator

Class 31

Bible Reading Year 7 and over (Secondary)

Test Piece: St Mark Chapter 6 Verses 30 to 44                                             `£2.50

Any version of the Bible may be used, but a copy must be provided for the adjudicator

Class 32

Religious Verse Year 6 and under

Test Piece: from one of the following The Lamb by William Blake or

And the Lord Combed Back by Keith Bosley or The Secret by Ralph

Cushman or Song Lyrics from Numbers 6:24-26 or Raksha Bandham by Patricia Leighton or Festival of Light by Angi Holden

or The Guest by Rumi or It’s Festival Time! By Nick Tocze              £2.50

Copies of the above are available from the Secretary

Class 33

Religious Verse Year 7 and over

Test Piece: Own Choice Time Limit 3 minutes

Time Limit: 3 minutes                                                                                    £2.50

ORIGINAL WRITING

The poem MUST be sent to the Secretary at the time of entry: 16th January 2022 For Classes 34 & 35 please include your date of birth.

Class 34

Original Verse Primary                                                                                   £2.50

Test Piece: Performers are required to submit their own choice composition which may be either rhyming or free verse. The poem may be either spoken by the writer or another person chosen by the writer.

Class 35

Original Verse Secondary                                                                                             £2.50

Test Piece: Performers are required to submit their own choice composition which may be either rhyming or free verse. The poem may be either spoken by the writer or another person chosen by the writer.

Class 36

Original Verse Adult                                                                                                        £3.50

Test Piece: Performers are required to submit their own choice composition which may be either rhyming or free verse. The poem may be either spoken by the writer or another person chosen by the writer.

MIME CLASSES

IN ALL MIME CLASSES NO PROPS, OTHER THAN CHAIRS, MAY BE USED. IF POSSIBLE, PERFORM IN BLACK CLOTHING.

Class 38

Solo Mime Primary                                                                                                                          £2.50

Test Piece:  The Dentist or Magic

Time Limit: 2 minutes

Class 39

Solo Mime Secondary

Test Piece:          The Intruder or The Wallet                                           £2.50

Time Limit: 3 minutes

Class 40

Duo Mime Primary          No Music

Test Piece The Birthday Present or The Sweet Shop

Time Limit: 3 minutes                                                                                                     £3.50

Class 41

Duo Mime Secondary                      No Music

Test Piece: Own Choice

Time Limit: 3 minutes                                                                                                                    £3.50

Class 42

Group Mime Primary (not less than 4 people) No Music

Test Piece: At the Fashion Show or The Cruise

Time Limit: 5 minutes                                                                                                                    £6.00

Class 43

Group Mime Secondary (not less than 4 people) No Music

Test Piece: Own Choice

Time Limit: 6 minutes                                                                                                                    £6.00

DRAMATIC CLASSES

Class 44

Solo Dramatic Primary

Test Piece: Own Choice of an extract from a play or novel spoken by a character

Time Limit: 3 minutes                                                                                                                    £2.50

Class 45

Solo Dramatic Years 7 and 8

Test Piece: Own Choice of an extract from a play or novel spoken by a character

Time Limit: 3 minutes                                                                                                                    £2.50

Class 46

Solo Dramatic Years 9, 10 and 11

Test Piece: Own Choice of an extract from a play or novel spoken by a character

Time Limit: 5 minutes                                                                                                                    £2.50

Class 47

Solo Dramatic 16 years and over

Test Piece: Own Choice of an extract from a play or novel spoken by a character

Time Limit: 5 minutes                                                                                                                    £2.50

DUOLOGUE CLASSES

Class 48

Duologue Primary

Test Piece: Own Choice

Time Limit: 5 minutes (including any prop setting)                                                             £3.50

Class 49

Duologue Years 7 and 8

Test Piece: Own Choice

Time Limit: 6 minutes (including any prop setting)                                                             £3.50

Class 50

Duologue Years 9-12

Test Piece: Own Choice

Time Limit: 6 minutes (including any prop setting)                                                             £3.50

Class 51

Dramatic Quartet Years 1 and 2

Test Piece: “Holiday” or “The Strange Visit”

Time Limit: 3 minutes                                                                                                     £5.00

Class 52

Dramatic Quartet Years 3, 4, 5 and 6

Test Piece: “Where did that come from?” or “Oh, what a mess!”

Time Limit: 4 minutes                                                                                                                    £5.00

Class 53

Dramatic Quartet (Secondary)

Test Piece: “Shock Result” or “Eureka”

Time Limit: 4 minutes                                                                                                                    £5.00

Choral Speaking Choirs Are Not To Be Conducted

Class 54

Choral Speaking Years 1 and 2

Test Piece: The Song of the Engine by H Worsley-Benson or Queue for the Zoo

by Clare Bevan or Postman’s Knock by Rodney Bennett

AND    Own Choice of one contrasting poem. Time limit: 4 minutes             £6.00

Class 55

Choral Speaking Years 3, 4, 5 and 6

Test Piece:  People Equal by James Berry or You Can’t Stop Me! by Miriam Moss

Or Dandelion from The Lost Words by Robert MacFarlane

AND Own Choice of one contrasting poem. Time limit: 4 minutes                  £6.00

Class 56

Choral Speaking Secondary

Test Piece: The Owl by Edward Thomas or Rat it Up by Adrian Mitchell or

Boots by Rudyard Kipling

AND Own Choice of one contrasting poem Time Limit: 10 minutes             £6.00

Copies of these poems are available from the Secretary

Junior Theme Class 11 years and under (not less than 5 people)

Test Piece: A programme devised by the group illustrating one of the following:

i A Celebration                  ii. A Strange Encounter                  iii.  The Sea

The theme must include at least three of the following skills:

a. Solo Verse                      b. Prose

c. Choral Speaking           d. Recorded Music

e. Live Music                      f. Mime & Music

Time Limit: 8 minutes                                                                                                                    £3.85

Class 57

Choral Speaking (Adults)

Test Piece Eve by Ralph Hodgson or Watch Your Step - I’m Drenched by Adrian Mitchell or Bisney Poplars by Gerard Manley Hopkins

AND Own Choice of one contrasting poem Copies of Set Poems available from the Secretary

Time Limit: 10 minutes                                                                                                  £6.00

Performers in Classes 58 to 60 must provide copies of Solo Verse, Prose and

Choral Speaking which they may be including in their performance.

Class 58

Junior Theme Class Years 6 and under (not less than 5 people)

Test Piece: A programme devised by the group illustrating one of the following:

i Summer            ii Danger                               iii Family Occasions

The theme must include at least three of the following skills:

a. Solo Verse                      d. Recorded Music

b. Prose                               e. Live Music

c. Choral Speaking           f. Mime and Movement

Time Limit: 8 minutes                                                                                                                    £6.00

Class 59

Intermediate Theme Class Years 7 and 8 (not less than 5 people)

Test Piece: A programme devised by the group illustrating one of the following:

i Winter                                ii Out and About                    iii Escape

The theme must include at least three of the skills listed above.

Time Limit: 10 minutes                                                                                                  £6.00

Class 60

Senior Theme Class Years 9 to 11 (not less than 5 people)

Test Piece: A programme devised by the group illustrating one of the following:

i Disguise             ii Phobias                             iii Happy Days

The theme must include at least three of the skills listed above.

Time Limit: 12 minutes                                                                                                  £6.00

Class 61

Shakespeare Character Study Years 6, 7 and 8                                                                     £2.50

The piece selected must be acted                                             Time Limit: 2 minutes

Test Piece: Own Choice of a speech from one of the following plays

I. Much Ado About Nothing         ii. Romeo & Juliet iii. Midsummer Night’s Dream

Class 62

Shakespeare Character Study Years 9, 10, and 11                                                               £2.50

The piece selected must be acted.                                           Time limit: 4 minutes

Test Piece: Own Choice of a speech from any play by William Shakespeare

Diary Reading 11 to 14 years                                       Time Limit : 3 minutes

Test Piece: An extract from : The Diary of Anne Frank                                      £2.00

Class 63

Shakespeare Character Study Years 12 and 13

The piece selected must be acted                             Time Limit: 4 minutes                    £2.50

Test Piece: Own Choice of a speech from any play by William Shakespeare

Class 64

Shakespeare Character Study Adult                                                                                         £5.00

The piece selected must be acted                             Time Limit: 4 minutes

Test Piece: Own Choice of a speech from any play by William Shakespeare

Class 65

Diary Reading Years 7 and 8                                         Time Limit: 3 minutes

Test Piece : Own Choice of an extract from thee Diary of Anne Frank                        £2.50

Class 66

Diary Reading Years 9, 10 and 11               Time Limit: 3 minutes

Test Piece: Own Choice of an extract from

The Diary of an Edwardian Lady by Edith Holden                                                               £2.50

Class 67

Verse Speaking Years 3, 4, 5 and 6                                                                                             £2.50

Test Piece: Own Choice of any poem  from  The Poetry Store compiled

by Paul Cookson pub Hodder Books

A copy must be provided for the adjudicator.

Class 68                                                                                                                                               £2.50

Verse Speaking Years 7 — 12

Test Piece: 101 Poems for Children edited by Carol Ann Duffy

ISBN   9781529021165

or

Best Loved Poems Edited by Neil Philip

Class 69                                                                                                                                                £2.50

Sonnet Class (Secondary)

Test Piece: Own Choice of two contrasting sonnets

Class 70                                                                                                                                                £2.50

Prepared Prose Reading Time Limit: 3 minutes

Test Piece: An extract from any novel by  Charles Dickens

Class 71

Musical Theatre Group (not less than 4 people)

Test Piece: To perform an extract from a Musical which must include spoken word and 1 musical piece accompanied by either recorded or live music.

Time Limit: 15 minutes                                                                                                  £7.00

Please note: Should entries be received from both Primary and Secondary ages; this class will be divided.

Class 72

Radio News Reading Years 5 and 6

Test Piece: Performers should prepare a news script which they will read as a radio news bulletin of 2 minutes duration. The script, which should be in the performer’s own words, should comprise news items which have been reported on radio, television or in the newspapers during January and February 2022. The adjudicator will assess both content and presentation.                                                                                                                                                                                           £2.50

Class 73

Radio News Reading Years 7 and 8

Test Piece: As above, but a bulletin of up to 3 minutes duration.                                 £2.50

Class 74

Radio News Reading Years 9 and 10

Test Piece: As above, but a bulletin of up to 4 minutes duration                  £2.50

Class75

Radio News Reading Years 11 and 12

Test Piece: As above, but a bulletin of up to 5 minutes duration.                 £2.50

Class 76

Musical Theatre   Solo Open

Test Piece: To introduce a character from a musical and perform one song.

Time Limit: 4 minutes

Accompanist will be provided if necessary. CDs not allowed.

Music must be included with entry please.                                                                          £2.50

Class 77

Open Theme Class                                                                                                                           £2.50

Test Piece: A programme devised by the group illustrating any one of the options listed in Classes 58—60.

Time Limit : 12 minutes

Class 78                                                                                                                                                £3.00

Duologue Open

Test Piece            Own Choice of a Piece written for two  Characters  or an Extract from a Book

Time Limit 8 Minutes including setting.

Class 79

Humorous Verse Year 12 & 13

Own Choice Time Limit 5 minutes                                                                                             £3.00

Class 80

Bible Reading Year 12 & 13

Test Piece            Mark Chapter 10 Vs 17-27                                                                             £3.00

Class 81

Solo Dramatic    Years 12 & 13

Test Piece Own Choice of a speech by a Character from either a Play or Novel

Time Limit 6 minutes                                                                                                                      £3.00

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