Alternative arrangements for the assessment of music and drama exams

Classical & Jazz, Rock & Pop, Drama

Please note that the booking period for Music, Rock & Pop and Drama digital assessments has now closed.

IMPORTANT UPDATE - 12 JUNE

Following the recent launch of Ofqual’s Extraordinary Regulatory Framework, which addresses the current situation in which candidates are unable to complete live assessments, we have launched a new digital assessment alternative for Music and Drama. This includes all solo grades, from Initial to Grade 8, and performance diplomas (excluding FTCL) and allows you to gain a regulated grade or diploma qualification. Further information and details of exactly which syllabuses are included can be found by following the links below.

•    Classical and Jazz
•    Rock & Pop
•    Drama

All candidates wishing to enter for Music or Drama assessments can now submit a video recording of their work. This enables you to take the performance component of your graded exam in your own setting, e.g. at home, at school or with your music teacher. You simply perform your exam pieces to camera in one continuous performance and upload the performance.

Trinity will use this video to calculate the final result and provide candidates with a regulated qualification, without the need for any face-to-face assessment. For further information about how this is calculated please visit the results calculation page.

BOOKING

Please note that the booking period for Music, Rock & Pop and Drama digital assessments has now closed.

DEADLINES

BOOKING & CONVERSION DEADLINES
All candidates must have booked or converted by the following dates:
•    25 June 2020 – Candidates intending on using the UCAS points as part of their higher education application
•    17 July 2020 – Candidates outside of the UK and Ireland
•    31 July 2020 – UK and Ireland candidates

VIDEO UPLOAD DEADLINES
All candidates must have uploaded their video by the following dates:
•    10 July 2020 – Candidates intending on using the UCAS points as part of their higher education application
•    31 July 2020 – Candidates outside of the UK and Ireland
•    14 August 2020 – UK and Ireland candidates

UCAS POINTS & DEADLINES
Candidates achieving Grades 6-8 will be eligible for UCAS points as usual. Candidates intending to use the UCAS points as part of their application for higher education must have registered by 25 June 2020 and uploaded their video by 10 July 2020 in order to meet UCAS deadlines.

We have compiled a list of frequently asked questions, in addition to full details about each subject area, filming guidelines, and how to convert your booking. See links below.

Help and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Classical & Jazz
Rock & Pop 
Drama
Filming guidelines
Booking

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