Digital Grades and Diplomas

Trinity College London is incredibly excited to announce the launch of its brand-new Digital Grades and Diplomas exams which, from November 2020, will provide a digital experience for the assessment of music and drama grade and diploma exams. We are delighted to be able to make digital music and drama exams available to teachers and candidates in all our markets, meaning that whatever the challenges the rest of this year brings, candidates will be able to continue taking their exams digitally.

From November, the Digital Grades and Diploma exams platform will allow candidates to submit video recordings of their work. Candidates will be required to upload their work as one continuous video performance, which will be assessed by a Trinity Examiner.

In Music Graded Exams, candidates will be required to upload a performance of their pieces and technical work; the assessment of the supporting tests or session skills will not be part of the submission. Instead, examiners will be applying an additional set of performance criteria that assesses the key musical skills underpinning the supporting tests requirements within the context of the whole recital. In Music Performance Diplomas, the exam requirements are unchanged. In Drama Graded Exams and Performance Diplomas, adaptations will be made to the supporting tests, details of which will be made available shortly.

At this time the Digital Grades and Diplomas will be available for solo grades only. Drama Group and Pair exams will be available in a subsequent release. More details for Communication Skills will be made available on our website shortly.

Further information

Detailed information on what candidates in each subject need to prepare and record on their exam video can be found by following the links below. This includes details of syllabus adaptations.


The feedback we have received during recent months has been invaluable to the development of these qualifications, and we have been working hard on a number of improvements to our upload system to provide teachers and candidates with a satisfying, seamless exam experience.

For additional information, please see our frequently asked questions.

Frequently asked questions

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