Trinity College London

Our heritage as an exam board allows us to combine our understanding of performance and communication with that of language to offer a range of qualifications with unique benefits to students, teachers and schools. We recognize the importance of 21st century skills in education. It is not just knowledge of the language but what you can do with it. Trinity builds and assesses real life communication and performance.

While making a film is not a one-person job, it does need one person to guide all the different teams and technicians. This responsibility falls on the shoulders of the director. Much like the captain of a team, the director coordinates with the actors, writers and the crew to translate the words on a paper into a moving, breathing story. It is the director’s creative vision that dictates the final product that the audience finally sees on the screen.

Young Performers Certificates

Trinity College London Young Performers Certificates are designed to develop confidence, group interaction skills and a sense of achievement in children up to the age of seven.

They encourage young children to develop performance, musical and communication skills as they create and explore stories, songs, roles and situations through the imaginative and integrated use of movement, music, voice and artwork.

Groups of six to twelve children may enter for these awards presenting their work to a Trinity examiner at their school or teaching centre.

The Young Performers Certificates are awards, not examinations. The intention is to promote good classroom practice through co-operation and creativity, developing an appropriate child centred introduction to performance. To encourage participation and provide a sense of progression the Certificates are available at three levels - Bronze, Silver and Gold.

Speech and Drama - Bring text to life

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.

  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

Performance Arts - Explore the diversity of contemporary theatre-making

The Performance Arts exams are designed for learners who want to engage with diverse and contemporary theatre-making. In pairs, groups or as solo performers, candidates demonstrate their skills in the imaginative and creative exploration and integration of different performance forms and materials.

These exams provide the opportunity to create performances that have personal meaning. This can range from spoken word such as comedy routines, acting or prose reading, to physical theatre such as folk and traditional dance, improvisation, puppetry or mime. Candidates can also explore opportunities provided by recorded media, such as screening and talking about a film they have made. Furthermore, candidates can explore complementary performance skills such as costume-making, lighting, set and audio design.

  Develops a range of performance and creative skills to reflect the contemporary requirements of a multiskilled performer and the candidate’s own interests and cultures
  Explores the diverse on and off stage skills required for diverse, contemporary theatre making
  Explores wider theatrical skills such as make-up, costume and set design, mask work, puppetry, as well as showcasing modern technology in performance such as filmed work, lighting and sound design
  Available from Initial to Grade 8 for solo, pair and group exams