Speech and Drama

Bring text to life

The Speech and Drama syllabus specifications are designed for candidates who want to develop their skills by engaging with a variety of forms including poetry, prose and play extracts in a range of styles from different periods.

We do not prescribe the content, which allows candidates and teachers to choose literary and dramatic forms in which they have a particular interest or that complement their studies.

  • Develop skills in speaking and understanding text and communication by bringing text to life through performance
  • Practical tasks including performing poetry, prose, extracts from plays and discuss the work with the examiner
  • Integrates study from wider subjects such as English language, literature and history.
  • Available from Initial to Grade 8 for solo exams
  • Syllabus changes from the 2017 version.



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