Mime Examinations:

Preparatory – Grade 8


Medal Grades: 3, 6, 7 and 8

Solo and Duologue





UCAS Points: 8 – 30 subject to pass mark

Grades: 6, 7 and 8

Mime enables Learners to portray feelings, emotions and stories through movement and expression. This helps all aspects of acting. By taking away speech Learners work to use their bodies and faces to show what is happening. Learn to create episodes and scenes using facial and body expression. It’s great fun, builds confidence and self-awareness and also equips Learners with the skills of movement, observation and concentration. Learners can also acquire knowledge of the roots of this important medium.

The New Era Academy Mime Syllabus encourages Learners to build their technique through the grades from basic understanding and simple exercise, developing an understanding and enjoyment of mime, until they are proficient, poised and confident in using this enjoyable and valuable skill.

In a Mime examination Learners will be asked to perform a narrative and occupational mime, examinations 6, 7 and 8 will include a discussion with the Examiner.

These examinations sit well alongside ActingRecitalDevised Drama and other performance based exams.

Entries are welcome from learners who may be hard of hearing, deaf, or have oral communication difficulties.

Learning and Development

NEA’s Mime examinations encourage Learners to develop body language, and physicality, spatial awareness, and how to show inner feelings through facial expression, develop imagination and creativity and increase self confidence, through:

  • Observation of life and objects, and attention to detail
  • Feeling of weight, size and texture
  • Conveying a story without words
  • Physical stage techniques