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Speech and Drama 2020

Bring text to life


Valid from 1 September 2020


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

We do not prescribe the content, which allows candidates and teachers to choose literary and dramatic forms in which they have a particular interest or that complement their studies. 

Speech and Drama Specifications from 2020

The new Speech and Drama specifications are valid from 1 September 2020.

The Speech and Drama 2020 specifications:

  • Develop skills in speaking and understanding text and communication by bringing text to life through performance
  • Practical tasks including performing poetry, prose, extracts from plays and discuss the work with the examiner
  • Integrates study from wider subjects such as English language, literature and history.
  • Available from Initial to Grade 8 for solo exams.

“These exams give you a whole foundation of confidence, progression and a sense of achievement, and the external celebration of that achievement which is really important. – Xenia Horne, Trinity Examiner


Download the Speech and Drama 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 Speech and Drama exam, download an entry form and send it with the full fee to your local representative.

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