Drama Grades & Certificates

From September 2023 – specifications for Trinity’s face-to-face and digital Drama grades and diplomas are changing

We are pleased to announce some exciting improvements that we’re making to our Drama exams later this year: Trinity's Drama specifications have been refreshed and updated, and are now available to download.

The new syllabus specifications are for exams from September 2023. From this time onwards the 2020 face-to-face and digital grade and diploma specifications will no longer be valid, and all teachers and candidates must use the updated syllabus specifications in exams.

Find out more about the new changes to our Drama exams

Prepare to Perform

Five drama syllabus specifications to develop confidence and communication through solo and group performance from Initial to Grade 8

  • Five performance subjects to choose from: Acting, Communication Skills, Musical Theatre, Performance Arts, Speech and Drama covering the broadest range of contemporary performance and theatre-making.
  • Designed for a diverse range of contemporary drama teaching contexts including one-to-one, classroom and performing arts schools.
  • All of our drama exams allow teachers and candidates free-choice of performance pieces to focus on works that play to their strengths, interests or complement an existing curriculum.
  • Over 100 digital support resources for teachers and candidates, with an online anthology providing a diverse and international range of example pieces that offer the structure and inspiration needed to build exam programmes.
  • Syllabus specification design containing detailed assessment criteria, learning outcomes and attainment descriptors to support the teacher and candidate to succeed.

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Digital Grades and Diplomas

Trinity’s Digital Grades and Diplomas provide an online platform for the assessment of music and drama grade and diploma exams.

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Drama Games: A Resource For Teachers

A broad range of practical drama activities to energise, focus and develop your students.

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