Alternative arrangements for the assessment of graded exams

Classical & Jazz, Rock & Pop, Speech and Drama


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 will shortly be launching a new assessment alternative for Music and Drama. This includes all grades, from Initial to Grade 8, and performance diplomas (excluding FTCL) and will allow you to gain a fully regulated grade or diploma qualification. 

All candidates wishing to enter for Music or Drama assessments will be able to 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 graded exam pieces to camera in one continuous performance and upload the performance. Candidates achieving Grades 6-8 will also be eligible to receive UCAS points in the usual way. 

Trinity will use this video to calculate the final result, and provide candidates with a fully regulated qualification, without the need for any face-to-face assessment.

If you have already converted your booking to a digital assessment you do not need to take any action and we will be in touch with you in the near future. If you have an existing booking but have not yet converted to digital assessment, you can do so immediately.

We will be opening bookings to new candidates very soon. Further information will be posted here.

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.

If your question still has not been answered, you can complete our contact form and a member of our team will reply to you as soon as possible.

Help and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Classical & Jazz guidelines
Rock & Pop guidelines
Speech and Drama guidelines
Filming guidelines
Convert your booking
Contact us


Updated guidelines will be published here soon

Updated guidelines will be published here soon

Updated guidelines will be published here soon

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