Speech and Drama

Bring text to life

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

We do not prescribe exam content – candidates are free to choose literary and dramatic pieces in which they have a particular interest or that complement their existing studies.

  • Explore presentation, communication and public speaking skills, including contemporary 21st-century spoken word practices
  • Integrate study from wider subjects such as English language, literature and history
  • Choose performance material to reflect their own culture, interests and identity
  • Demonstrate knowledge and skills through practical performance and ability to reflect learning

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Read this blog post by Gregg Whelan, Trinity's Director of Performance on how we have improved our drama offer for schools, teachers and candidates.

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Qualification details

  • Solo exams
  • Available from Initial to Grade 8
  • Face-to-face and digital options

Further information about digital Drama exams

For details about how to record and submit your digital submissions and how you will receive your results, please click on the buttons below.

Record information Submit information Results information

For digital exam applications made on or before 30 August 2023

For any digital exam enrolments made on or before 30 August 2023, candidates will need to refer to the Key Skills tasks page. For any applications made after this date, full information can be found in the 2023 syllabus above.

Key Skills tasks information

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