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FOR

PRIMARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOLS

RULES AND GUIDELINES

ANUGERAH SERI ASRAMA TERBILANG


(ASAT) 2016
DAERAH SUBIS

CHORAL SPEAKING COMPETITION


ANUGERAH SERI ASRAMA TERBILANG (ASAT) 2016
RULES AND GUIDELINES

1.0 Introduction
Choral Speaking is a competition organized by the Ministry of Education. The
competition aims at encouraging and increasing the use of English among
pupils or students. It builds confidence in pupils or students to memorize,
speak, render and express themselves in English.
2.0 Competition Rules
2.1

Eligibility
2.1.1 This competition is divided into 2 categories:

primary school
secondary school

2.1.2 This competition is open to pupils of government-aided schools from


Year 4 to Year 6 only. Year 3 pupils are allowed to participate if they
are from under enrolled schools.
2.1.3 This competition is open to all students of government-aided schools
from Form 1 to Form 5 only.
2.1.4 Each Choral Speaking team comprises members from the same
school.
2.2

Time
2.2.1 For the primary school category, each team is given a presentation
time limit of 5 to 8 minutes. Marks will be deducted thereafter.
2.2.2 For the secondary school category, each team is given a presentation
time limit of 8 to 10 minutes. Marks will be deducted thereafter.

2.3

Team
2.3.1 Each team should comprise 30 to 35 pupils or students. A conductor
should be appointed amongst these pupils or students.
2.3.2 Each team should be accompanied by 4 teachers-in-charge.

2.4

Text
2.4.1 Selection of texts may be in the form of poetry or short prose. Texts
should preferably be original and authentic.
2.4.2 Adapted texts including those from previous years should be
acknowledged by citing the source.
2.4.3 Participants are not allowed to refer to any notes or printed materials
during the presentation.
2.4.4 Materials presented must not touch on sensitive issues, such as race,
religion, stereotyping, politics etc.
2.4.5 Copies of choral speaking texts must be submitted to the organisers
two weeks prior to the competition.

2.5

Attire
2.5.1 All participants should be in school uniform when competing.
2.5.2 The conductor may use gloves.

2.6

Exclusions
2.6.1 There should be no inclusion of music, drama, costume, props or
artificial sound effects.
2.6.2 Any inclusion of singing, skit or physical movement should enhance
and not dominate the presentation.

2.7

Stage Arrangement
2.7.1 The arrangement of the teams on the stage will be in fixed 3-tiered
rows.

2.8

Judges
2.8.1 National level competitions should be judged by 5 or 7 judges.
2.8.2 The Best Conductor should be judged by a separate panel of 3 judges.
2.8.3 The judges will be appointed by the Division of Co-curriculum and Arts,
Ministry of Education.

2.9

Decisions
2.9.1 Points will be awarded according to the scoresheet.
2.9.2 Judges will collectively determine the placing by a clear majority vote.
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2.9.3 The decision of the judges is final.


2.9.4 Individual team marks will not be disclosed.
2.10

Prizes
2.10.1 Plaques and certificates of achievement will be awarded to the winning
teams.
2.10.2 Certificates of participation will be awarded to all participating teams.

Note:

The winning teams from the previous year may participate in the current year
but the text and presentation must not be an exact replica.

This concept paper is valid until further notification or revision from the
Ministry of Education and can be used at all levels for competitions organized
by the Ministry.

Definition
Choral Speaking is the interpretation of poetry or prose by a group, comprising
anything from half a dozen to a hundred speakers. It involves a full and varied use of
the individual voices that make up the group. There may be divisions of the whole
group into light and dark voices, broken and unbroken, male and female, treble and
so on. Individual voices may be used as solo.
Division of Co-curriculum and Arts
Ministry of Education, Malaysia

FOR
PRIMARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOLS

ADJUDICATION FORMS

ANUGERAH SERI ASRAMA TERBILANG


(ASAT) 2016
DAERAH SUBIS

CHORAL SPEAKING COMPETITION


FOR PRIMARY/ SECONDARY SCHOOLS
NATIONAL LEVEL YEAR ________

TIMING
Team

Time

Number of Participants

1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
Timekeepers Name
Signature
Date
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Please Note: Judges are not allowed to refer to texts while the teams are performing.

SCORESHEET
CHORAL SPEAKING COMPETITION FOR PRIMARY/SECONDARY SCHOOLS
NATIONAL LEVEL YEAR _______
Team
No.

Sub.
Matter
(20 m)

Articulation
(50 m )

Voice
Types
(10
m)

Rhythm &
Timing
(10 m)

Sound Effects
(5 m)

General
Demeanour
(5 m)

Penalt
y
(-5 m)

Tota
l

Time

1.
2.
3.
4.
5.

Name of Judge :

Signature

1.

Subject Matter :
Point of view, appeal and authenticity of text
2. Articulation :
pronunciation (accuracy in pronunciation)
enunciation (articulation, clarity and expression)
3. Voice types
Variety of intonation, mood and tempo
exclusions under
4. Rhythm and Timing
Orchestrated rhythm and timing

5.
6.

Date :

Sound Effects :
Sound imitation (vocalised)
General demeanour :
Stance and bearing
7.
Penalty :
A total of 5 marks to be deducted if :
sensitive issues touched, below or above stipulated time, stipulated
competition guidelines infringed, excessive movements made

Maximum Marks

Very Poor

Poor

Fair

Good

Excellent

5
10
20
50

1
1-2
1-4
1 - 10

2
3-4
5-8
11 - 20

3
5-6
9 - 12
21 - 30

4
7-8
13 - 16
31 - 40

5
9 - 10
17 - 20
41 - 50

SCORESHEET
CHORAL SPEAKING COMPETITION FOR PRIMARY/SECONDARY SCHOOLS
NATIONAL LEVEL YEAR _______
Team
No.

Sub.
Matter
(20 m)

Articulation
(50 m )

Voice
Types
(10
m)

Rhythm &
Timing
(10 m)

Sound Effects
(5 m)

General
Demeanour
(5 m)

Penalt
y
(-5 m)

Tota
l

Time

6.
7.
8.
9.
10.

Name of Judge :

Signature

1.

Subject Matter :
Point of view, appeal and authenticity of text
2. Articulation :
pronunciation (accuracy in pronunciation)
enunciation (articulation, clarity and expression)
3. Voice types
Variety of intonation, mood and tempo
exclusions under
4. Rhythm and Timing
Orchestrated rhythm and timing

5.
6.

Date :

Sound Effects :
Sound imitation (vocalised)
General demeanour :
Stance and bearing
7.
Penalty :
A total of 5 marks to be deducted if :
sensitive issues touched, below or above stipulated time, stipulated
competition guidelines infringed, excessive movements made

Maximum Marks

Very Poor

Poor

Fair

Good

Excellent

5
10
20
50

1
1-2
1-4
1 - 10

2
3-4
5-8
11 - 20

3
5-6
9 - 12
21 - 30

4
7-8
13 - 16
31 - 40

5
9 - 10
17 - 20
41 - 50

SCORESHEET
CHORAL SPEAKING COMPETITION FOR PRIMARY/SECONDARY SCHOOLS
NATIONAL LEVEL YEAR _______
Team
No.

Sub.
Matter
(20 m)

Articulation
(50 m )

Voice
Types
(10
m)

Rhythm &
Timing
(10 m)

Sound Effects
(5 m)

General
Demeanour
(5 m)

Penalt
y
(-5 m)

Tota
l

Time

11.
12.
13.
14.
15.
16.

Name of Judge :
1.

Subject Matter :
Point of view of interest and authenticity of text
2. Articulation :
pronunciation (accuracy in pronunciation)
enunciation (articulation, clarity and expression)
3. Voice types
Variety of intonation, mood and tempo
exclusions under
4. Rhythm and Timing
Orchestrated rhythm and timing

Signature
5.
6.

Date :

Sound Effects :
Sound imitation (vocalised)
General demeanour :
Stance and bearing
7.
Penalty :
A total of 5 marks to be deducted if :
sensitive issues touched, below or above stipulated time, stipulated
competition guidelines infringed, excessive movements made

Maximum Marks

Very Poor

Poor

Fair

Good

Excellent

5
10
20
50

1
1-2
1-4
1 - 10

2
3-4
5-8
11 - 20

3
5-6
9 - 12
21 - 30

4
7-8
13 - 16
31 - 40

5
9 - 10
17 - 20
41 - 50

SCORESHEET
(BEST CONDUCTOR)

CHORAL SPEAKING COMPETITION FOR PRIMARY/SECONDARY SCHOOLS


NATIONAL LEVEL YEAR __________
Team No.

Leadership
(30 marks)

Demeanour
(20 marks)

1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
8

Total

Team No.

Leadership
(30 marks)

Demeanour
(20 marks)

Total

13
14
15
16

1.

Leadership :
creativity
synchronization
signals and cues
confidence

2.

Demeanour :
stance and bearing
Maximum
Marks

Very Poor

Poor

Fair

Good

Excellent

30

1-6

7 - 12

13 - 19

20-25

26-30

20

1-4

5-8

9 -12

13 - 16

17 - 20

FREQUENCY COUNT (BEST


CONDUCTOR)

CHORAL SPEAKING COMPETITION FOR PRIMARY/SECONDARY SCHOOLS


NATIONAL LEVEL YEAR __________
Placing

Judge
2
Team No.

Final Placing

1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Judge 1
Judge 2
Judge 3

:
:
:

Signature
Signature
Signature
10

:
:
:

FREQUENCY COUNT
CHORAL SPEAKING COMPETITION
FOR PRIMARY/SECONDARY SCHOOLS
NATIONAL LEVEL YEAR ___________
JUDGE
PLACING TIME

FINAL
4

PLACING

TEAM NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Judge 1
: .

Signature : ..

Judge 2
: .

Signature : ..

Judge 3
: .

Signature : ..

Judge 4
: .

Signature : ..

Judge 5
: .

Signature : ..

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FOR
PRIMARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOLS

RESULTS

ANUGERAH SERI ASRAMA TERBILANG (ASAT)


2016
DAERAH SUBIS

RESULT
CHORAL SPEAKING COMPETITION FOR PRIMARY/SECONDARY SCHOOLS
NATIONAL LEVEL YEAR __________
FINALISTS FOR BEST CONDUCTOR
NAME
:

TEAM NO
:

STATE/SCHOOL :

NAME
:
...

TEAM
NO
:

STATE/SCHOOL :

NAME
:

TEAM
NO
:

STATE/SCHOOL :

NAME
:

TEAM NO
:

STATE/SCHOOL :

NAME
:

TEAM NO
:

STATE/SCHOOL :

Position
Chief Judge
Judge 2
Judge 3

Name

12

Signature

RESULT
CHORAL SPEAKING COMPETITION FOR PRIMARY/SECONDARY SCHOOLS
NATIONAL LEVEL YEAR __________
BEST CONDUCTOR
NAME

STATE

SCHOOL

TEAM NO

Position

Name

Chief Judge
Judge 2
Judge 3
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Signature

RESULT
CHORAL SPEAKING COMPETITION FOR PRIMARY/SECONDARY SCHOOLS
NATIONAL LEVEL YEAR ____________
CHAMPION
Team No.

School

2ND PLACING
Team No.

School

3RD PLACING
Team No.

...

School

Team No.

School

Best Conductor

Name
Chief Judge

Judge 2

Judge 3

Judge 4
Judge 5

Signature

:
:
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