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Practical acting skills for aspiring performers


Valid from 1 September 2020


Acting exams for learners who want to focus on vocal, physical and characterisation skills in dramatic performance.

Solo, pairs or groups can perform a range of play extracts from a variety of periods and styles, and engage with devised forms of theatre. The format of the exams allows them to choose from a wide range of options, focusing on the literary and dramatic forms that complement their studies or that they want to explore further.

Acting Specifications from 2020

The new Acting specifications are valid from 1 September 2020.

The Acting 2020 specifications:

  • Develop the range of physical, characterisation skills that actors use to create successful performances
  • Practical tasks including performing extracts from plays, improvisation, answering questions in character, reworking material, sight reading and discussing your work with the examiner
  • Available from Initial to Grade 8 for solo, pair and group exams.


“The skills you develop as you prepare for a Trinity Acting exam really bring your communication to life. That’s going to be valuable, whichever industry you’re working in, whatever occupation you decide to follow.” – Iain Reekie, Trinity Examiner


Download the Acting 2020 specifications

Drama 2020 Resources

Visit our resources site and discover over 100 support resources to inspire teachers and candidates, in addition to our online anthology. Download our booklet to gain an overview of the new syllabus specifications and see how you can work with them.

Visit our Drama Resources site Go to Anthology

Current Drama specifications

For the current, Communication Skills, Musical Theatre and Performance Arts and Speech and Drama graded and certificate exam specifications, please click on the button below. Please note that there will be no overlap between syllabus specifications, and the current exams will expire on 31 August 2020, after which only the new specifications can be used.

Current Drama specifications


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