Information for parents — English language

Preparing students for a changing world

Increasingly, it's not just the language you know, it is what you can do with that language that makes the difference to success in life. That's why, at Trinity, we build real-life communication and performance into our assessments.

With over 850,000 candidates a year in more than 60 countries worldwide, Trinity qualifications are specifically designed to help students progress.

Trinity exams are externally regulated and trusted by universities, educational authorities and institutions around the world as robust evidence of English language ability. Read more about us.

Learning progression with Trinity

Trinity young learner pathway

Achievable steps and flexible pathways

As learners progress, their motivation for learning English changes. Trinity offers flexible pathways made up of clear, achievable steps to support each individual's English language learning journey from beginner to advanced.

An exam for every student at any stage of their learning journey


An exam for every level

Trinity exams can be taken at any time once students are ready to take an exam at their ability level. To understand ability levels look at the descriptors in the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) to see what learners need to be able to do at each level.



Ask about Trinity exams

Our exams can be taken in any Trinity-registered exam centre in countries around the world. Ask your local Trinity representative if there is a centre near you.

If you think your child would benefit from developing communicative English language skills and acquiring Trinity qualifications, ask your local schools if they offer Trinity exams.

ISE — Integrated Skills in English
A reading, writing, speaking and listening exam that assesses integrated skills in English and builds transferable communication skills for academic study and employability. Trinity's ISE qualifications are widely accepted by governments, employers and universities as evidence of English language ability. Find out more about ISE
GESE — Graded Examinations in Spoken English
English speaking and listening skills are assessed in a dynamic, unscripted one-to-one conversation. GESE exams leading to certificated qualifications are suitable for all students, whatever their level, from beginner to advanced. Find out more about GESE
Trinity Stars — Young Performers in English
In addition to formal exams for individual students, we offer an award for children aged 3–12 years. It is an award for a group performance of songs, poems, plays or stories in English and each child receives a medal and, later, a certificate. Find out more about Trinity Stars

Information for parents and guardians

For general information about Trinity, our policies, safeguarding, exam centres and where our qualifications are accepted, visit our Help hub section for parents and guardians.

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