Drama graded exams from 2020

Prepare to Perform

Five new drama syllabus specifications to develop confidence and communication through solo and group performance from Initial to Grade 8

  • Five performance subjects to choose from: Acting, Communication Skills, Musical Theatre, Performance Arts, Speech and Drama covering the broadest range of contemporary performance and theatre-making.
  • Designed for a diverse range of contemporary drama teaching contexts including one-to-one, classroom and performing arts schools.
  • All of our drama exams allow teachers and candidates free-choice of performance pieces to focus on works that play to their strengths, interests or complement an existing curriculum.
  • Over 100 digital support resources for teachers and candidates, with an online anthology providing a diverse and international range of example pieces that offer the structure and inspiration needed to build exam programmes.
  • Brand new syllabus specification design containing detailed assessment criteria, learning outcomes and attainment descriptors to support the teacher and candidate to succeed.

Current Drama Specifications

Valid until 31 August 2020

For the current Drama graded and certificate exam specifications, please click on the button below. Please note that there will be no overlap between syllabus specifications, and the current exams will expire on 31 August 2020, after which only the new specifications can be used.

Current Drama specifications

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