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Communication Skills 2020

21st century skills for confident communication


Valid from 1 September 2020


Communication Skills exams are designed to support candidates in developing a range of 21st Century communication skills that can have a positive impact in both education and the workplace. 

Trinity’s exams are interactive, with a real focus on performance. As an actor prepares to perform a role in the theatre, a good presenter will prepare to deliver their presentation to an audience. As solo presenters or in groups, candidates create and deliver talks and presentations based on their own interests, and have the opportunity to discuss and debate these issues with the examiner, encouraging further development of their ideas.

Communication Skills Specifications from 2020

The new Communication Skills specifications are valid from 1 September 2020.

The Communication Skills 2020 specifications:

  • Develop a range of life-long transferrable communication skills, including problem-solving, creative thinking, team work and organisational skills
  • Undertake practical tasks and simulations that reflect real-world situations such as CV and interview preparation, stories for broadcast, debates on current issues and encouraging candidates to deliver engaging and inspirational presentations
  • Available from Initial to Grade 8 for solo, pair and group exams.


“The presentations relate strongly to other school and academic situations and are used in daily working life, which can be very useful when going into interviews and moving forward as an adult.” – Xenia Horne, Trinity Examiner


Download the Communication Skills 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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To enter for a Communication Skills exam, download an entry form and send it with the full fee to your local representative.

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