Information for parents

Trinity Stars: Young Performers in English Awards

Preparing children for Trinity Stars Awards encourages them to learn the English language through drama, music and performance.

Children love learning language through performance. It helps them to put language into context and remember what they have learnt. At the end of Trinity Stars group performances, children receive a medal from a Trinity Stars expert and a few weeks later they receive a certificate that shows their name, the type of award and the name of the group in which they participated.

Starting to learn English by preparing for Trinity Stars Awards at an early age makes learning English fun and prepares children to take the big step from group assessment to individual assessment and recognition of their achievements through formal qualifications, such as Trinity's Graded Examinations in Spoken Engilsh (GESE) and, later, when they are older, English exams such as Integrated Skills in English (ISE) that assess reading, writing, speaking and listening skills in English.

Learning progression with Trinity

Trinity Stars Awards are designed for children aged 3-12 years, which can be followed by Trinity's Graded Examinations in Spoken English (GESE). When they are ready, usually at secondary school, students can prepare for Trinity's Integrated Skills in English (ISE) exam which test reading, writing, speaking and listening.

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


Find out more...

Take a look around this section of our website and read our Trinity Stars factsheet to find out about the awards and how the awards work.

Read about us to find out more about Trinity, along with where our qualifications are recognised around the world.

If you think your child would enjoy learning English this way, ask your school about participating in the Trinity Stars: Young Performers in English Award.



“Learning this way helps to instill
excellence in the mastery of English.”

Sally O'Keefe, MA Applied Linguistics,
teacher and trainer, Spain

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