With RAD Examinations, you as the teacher, are you allowed into the examination room? As either an observer or instigator of the examination? By intigation, I mean run the Examination so that the examiner has more observation/writing time? Just curious, because if you are allowed into the examination room, it would be much easier for yourself to be able to judge your students performance and its outcome.
I feel that sometimes a student may dance extremely well all year through and then come to the day - whether it be nerves or they are just having an off day which happens to us all - it can effect the outcome. It also works the same with the average student, when under pressure, perform like they never have performed before - and shine. It is these students you quite often wonder "well where did they come from"
I personally tell everyone of my students to not worry about Marks and grades so much, Really they are neither here nor there. it is the comments and constructive criticism and compliments that are much more important. that they are to take the whole examination as a experience of growth and to use it as a learning tool to constantly learn and improve. A good grade is just the icing on the cake.
I do know that the majority of associations and organisations also have grievance councils that you could possibly take the situation up with?
Please let us know how you get on. I for one, would be very curious