Drama graded exams from September 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.

Digital Grades and Diplomas

We are delighted to announce the launch of Digital Grades and Diplomas which, from November 2020, will provide an online platform for the assessment of music and drama grade and diploma exams.

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Current Drama Specifications

Extended overlap period

For the current Drama graded and certificate exam specifications, please click on the button below. To ensure candidates can still take the exam they prepared for, we are extending the overlap period, between the current and the new Speech and Drama, Acting, Musical Theatre, Performance Arts and Communication Skills syllabus specifications, through to Spring 2021. This means that any candidates who have prepared under the current syllabus (that was going to expire on 31 August) can now take their exams up to 31 May 2021. Trinity will continue to monitor the situation and review dates as necessary.

Current Drama specifications

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