Digital Drama Grades and Certificates

From September 2023 – specifications for Trinity’s face-to-face and digital Drama grades and diplomas are changing

We are pleased to announce some exciting improvements that we’re making to our Drama exams later this year: Trinity's Drama specifications have been refreshed and updated, and are now available to download.

The new syllabus specifications are for exams as from September 2023. From this time onwards the 2020 face-to-face and digital grade and diploma specifications will no longer be valid, and all teachers and candidates must use the updated syllabus specifications in exams.

Find out more about the new changes to our Drama exams

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Communication Skills

Visit the Communication Skills by online delivery pages for separate instructions.

Your performance, your choice

Sitting alongside our face-to-face graded exams, digital exams provide even more choice and flexibility in how a regulated graded qualification can be achieved.

Our solo digital exams in Speech and Drama, solo, pair and group digital exams in Acting, Performance Arts and Musical Theatre and group Young Performers Certificates, enable candidates to record their performance at a place and time of their choice and then submit the video recording via our online platform to be assessed by our examiners. The exams have the same academic rigour as our face-to-face exams and candidates gain full recognition for their achievements, with the same certificate and UCAS points awarded as for the face-to-face exams.

Designed for digital

Responsive to a changing world, these exams have been designed to support teaching, learning and assessment through a digital medium.

Digital support content

Comprehensive online resources provide support to candidates and teachers throughout their digital exam journey.

Download Digital Graded Exams Syllabus Specifications

Valid until 31 August 2023

Visit Communication Skills for separate instructions

Speech and Drama, Acting, Musical Theatre Performance Arts and Young Performers Certificates

To understand the exam requirements, you will also need: 

  • The relevant Digital Grades or Young Performers Certificates syllabus specification
  • The relevant Key Skills Tasks information – see the relevant syllabus for further information (not required for Young Performers Certificates)
  • The relevant set questions and guidance for the Reflection Task – detailed in the Guidance pages of each syllabus (not required for Young Performers Certificates)
  • Website guidance and support, including instructions on how to film, upload and submit performances
  • Guidance for candidates with special needs and disabilities (if applicable)

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