Guías – GESE Grados 7-9

Exam format and timings

At Intermediate stage, GESE exams take the form of a topic discussion, an interactive task and an unscripted conversation with a Trinity examiner.

  • Topic discussion - on a prepared topic of the candidate’s choice
  • Interactive task – ask questions and respond interactively
  • Conversation - about two subjects selected from a list by the examiner

As they progress through the grades, candidates undertake tasks that require a more advanced use of language.

Grade and timings

  • Grade 7 - CEFR level B2.1 - 15 minutes
  • Grade 8 - CEFR level B2.2 - 15 minutes
  • Grade 9 - CEFR level B2.3 - 15 minutes

Useful guides 

Exam guide

  • GESE Exam Information
    This essential booklet provides everything you need to know to prepare students for the exams at every level - the exam format, exam content, procedure, timings and what candidates need to be able to do at every GESE stage and grade.

Teacher guides

  • Performance descriptors
    Candidate Performance Descriptors are used by Trinity examiners to assess each candidate’s performance against the exam requirements.

Booking guidance

Adapted procedures for online assessment


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