It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves
NEA’s Communications Syllabus focuses on practical and creative learning to develop skills and capabilities for learners to excel in life skills or professional careers.
NEA’s Performance Syllabus provides learners the opportunity to experience every form of the performing arts, build self-confidence and have lots of fun!
New Era Academy has a long-standing reputation for providing an extensive and diverse syllabus paired with a personalised, high-quality examination framework.
New Era Academy Supporting Teachers and their Learners since 1941
New Era Academy is very proud of its 80-plus-year history in providing, a robust and high-quality examinations board framework for Teachers and Learners in the UK and internationally. We have developed a wide-ranging and detailed syllabus that has something for everyone! In solo, duologue, or in a group of learners, there is a detailed framework for you to learn and express your creative and artistic abilities whilst progressing through the examination grades.
Who We Help
Helping Teachers enable their learners to experience, learn and develop their artistic and creative abilities, through our flexible syllabus of graded examinations, that test and stretch learners to achieve the certification and medals for their learning and achievements. NEA’s Annual Excellence Awards are another example of how we support learners and teachers to reach for the stars!
Find A Teacher NEA's Teacher Directory
Our Teachers have chosen to work with the renowned New Era Academy Syllabus as it is recognised as a broad and comprehensive framework for Speech and Drama training. The syllabus is supported by an excellent examination protocol with personalised reporting and feedback for each and every student.
We are proud to launch the New Era Academy Teacher Directory in 2023 to help parents and learners to find a local Speech and Drama Teacher. You can be confident about the quality of learning and structure provided by your chosen teacher and the New Era Academy Syllabus.
Annual Excellence Awards every October
We are incredibly proud of the achievements of all of our learners across the thousands of exams completed every year! Our Annual Excellence Awards provide an extra incentive and recognition for those who excel in one of the eleven (11) award categories. Each Award Recipient will receive one of our delightful Award Boxes containing the Award certificate and trophy. A full list of NEA’s Award Categories and a list of the 2023 NEA Award Recipients is on our About Us page.
Regulated by OFQUAL and CCEA
UCAS points awarded at all Level 3 qualifications
New Era Academy has a long-standing track record in successfully implementing and upholding industry standards and regulations as providers of high-quality graded examinations for learners. We work closely with Ofqual and CCEA to maintain our compliance with the regulations through an annual compliance audit. This also enables our accreditation with UCAS so that our grade 6,7 and 8 examinations are eligible for UCAS tariff points helping learners gain entry to UK university courses.
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NEA's TEACHERS DIRECTORY
New Era Academy is pleased to launch our own directory of Teachers and Schools who offer the highly regarded NEA Syllabus for Communication and Performance exams.
To secure your place in the NEA Teacher’s Directory at a special introductory price, contact the NEA Team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Don’t Miss Out – Apply for your personalised listing today!
NEW ERA ACADEMY's 2023-26 SYLLABUS is LIVE
NEA launched the new syllabus in April 2023. It was a great to hear about the advances in the new 2023-2026 New Era Academy Syllabus.
The new syllabus is now available for Teachers and students alike. We are excited to see your creativity unleashed in the upcoming examinations.
NEA Winter Office Closure Dates
The New Era Academy offices will be closed from Wednesday 20th December to Tuesday 2nd January 2024 (inclusive).
The New Era Team wishes our Teachers, Examiners, Learners, and Parents a happy and festive winter holiday season!
EXAM DATES for the 2023/24 UK academic year.
Exams Available Across the UK, Online & Overseas
At New Era Academy, we are able to offer in-person examination sessions across the UK, and Northern Ireland as well as venues related to our international representatives. NEA has established a roster of Examiners, covering the UK and Northern Ireland (NI). The examiner’s panel will travel to the scheduled examination venue, covering all counties in the UK and NI, or to any of our international representative locations.
We also offer online examination sessions which are run by our qualified examiners, for the convenience of teachers and learners who are unable to attend in-person examinations. Our experiences through the pandemic have shown how convenient and helpful this can be for learners. The NEA team and our Examiners have worked hard to make the online experience enriching and rewarding.
Meet New Era's Board of Directors and Patrons
The New Era Team is supported by a dedicated Board of Directors who are all. Our Patrons are all well-known industry professionals and teachers respected for their craft and accomplishments on stage, television, and film. They are proud supporters of New Era Academy and the high standards we consistently deliver across our diverse syllabus and examination protocols. You can find out more about New Era Academy’s Patrons and Board of Directors, read more…
Friendly Atmosphere"I love the friendly atmosphere and the examiner is always amazing. Doing the exam is very fun and it helps to improve my performance and my confidence. I am looking forward to doing my exam next year."
More than just Acting"While doing NEA exams I learn more than just how to act but how to control your breathing and be a confident performer."
Fast & Professional"After 20 years of trying various examination boards I was delighted to discover New Era 10 years ago. One important factor for me was the accessibility of their office staff . Emails and queries are answered promptly in a friendly and professional manner and results come through amazingly quickly!"
Welcoming Exam Environment"The examiner always makes the environment welcoming and I feel comfortable. I like it when they laugh with you at your piece because they are always enjoyable to perform."
Can't Wait to Perform!"I really enjoy the exam experience; it is always a lovely day and the examiner always puts me at ease. I have done them since 2017 and I am taking my silver medal next year. I am enjoying preparing for this and can't wait to perform."
Relaxed Exam Days"New Era offer a great variety of subjects in their syllabus. Exam days are very relaxed and every child is made to feel important and celebrated for their hard work. Post exams, examiner feedback is received and the comments are very positive. The Grade 3 Foundation medals are beautiful and a lovely incentive to work hard."
Nerves put at Ease"New Era examinations have developed my confidence and self esteem. The syllabus is exciting and offers lots of personal choice for learners to select from. The Examiners have always been pleasant and put my nerves at ease."
25 years Teaching the NEA Syllabus"I have been teaching the New Era syllabus for 25 years. The exams are excellent, very inclusive and the syllabus is so encouraging and develops each student as they work their way up. New Era Academy are very accessible and easy to work with."
Sense of Pride and Achievement"I thoroughly enjoy the New Era examination process. They have made a great and lasting impact on my communication & presentation skills, as I am encouraged to reach my full potential & develop my passion for performance. I always leave exam day, although challenging, with a sense of personal achievement and pride."
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Spring Launch ~ NEA's New Syllabus 2023-2026
Our new New Era Academy 2023-2026 Syllabus is launched. We announced the new concepts and updates to our broad and detailed syllabus at launch events in London, Belfast and Online in April. There is lots of excitement around the new syllabus, so have a look for yourself!