The information below relates to Trinity’s Graded Examinations in Spoken English (GESE) undertaken in-person at registered exam centres.
It is designed for centre representatives, exam co-ordinators, administrators, supervisors, invigilators, stewards and teachers who would like to find out more about:
The GESE Best Practice Guidebook provides all the information needed to administer and run Trinity's Graded Examinations in Spoken English.
Ensure your exam room set-up adheres to our guidelines.
Before the exam, centres should ensure that all candidates are aware of Trinity’s Candidate Identity (ID) Policy.
For all exams, candidates must be made aware of the Notice to Candidates for Speaking and Listening.
Remember to tell candidates:
They cannot bring mobile phones, laptops or other devices into the Speaking and Listening exam room.
As a registered exam centre, you should ensure that all staff involved in the preparation and conduct of GESE exams are completely familiar with, and ensure your centre complies with, Trinity policies and procedures. These policies and procedures are outlined in the following documents and on our website:
Bookings for Trinity's Graded Examinations in Spoken English exams must be completed using Trinity Online. You can learn more about this process in the guides below:
Additionally, please contact your Trinity representative if you have any queries about your Trinity Online account or would like to discuss your booking.
All Trinity exams have closing dates by when all entries and payments must be made. Details of booking deadlines in the UK and Ireland can be found in the table below:
8 working days before the exam date
Republic of Ireland
10 working days before the exam date
Fees are charged per candidate/mode/level as shown in our latest fee sheets.
For candidates who require any adjustments to their exam or would simply like to make the examiner aware of a disability or health condition, please complete the form available on our Special Needs Provision page for English language exams and send it to Trinity at the same time of exam entry, along with appropriate supporting evidence, if required, at least 28 days before the exam.
Once results have been issued re-sits can be booked immediately for the next available session subject to the usual booking notice.
You will usually receive results and certificates in the following timeframes:
Learn more about Graded Examinations in Spoken English results and certificates.
See the dedicated section of the website to find out more about Trinity's results review service, re-marks and appeals.
Please familarise yourself with our additional considerations for centre representatives in light of COVID-19 and other respiratory infections and contagious illnesses
For administration and general support for Trinity’s Graded Examinations in Spoken English (GESE) in the UK or Ireland, please contact your named Trinity coordinator who is your primary point of contact for exam arrangements.
Please also see our frequently asked questions.