Trinity College London is an international exam board with a rich heritage of academic rigor and a positive, supportive approach to assessment. We provide recognised and respected qualifications across a unique spectrum of communicative skills — from music, drama and arts activities to English language — at all levels.

Learning English Language through Drama, Music and Performances:

The Trinity Stars:

Young Performers in English Award encourages the teaching and learning of English language through drama, music and performance. It is a group award, designed for children aged anywhere between

3 and 12 years old who are starting to learn English.

Preparing for the award shows how performance-related activity supports learning, motivates children and builds their confidence and communication.


Creating Enthusiasm for Learning English:

Trinity Stars uses drama, music and performance to help young children learn English. It is designed to support teachers in the classroom, helping them to engage and motivate children – resulting in increased confidence and improved memory of the language they are learning.

Each child can show what they know, and every type of learner has the opportunity to contribute to the group.


How Performance Activities Support Learning:

Teachers using drama, music and performance to teach language can:

  • Use language in context to make vocabulary more meaningful and memorable
  • Help integrate content with language
  • Use multi-sensory activities that help children remember what they are learning
  • Encourage co-operation, interaction and communication
  • Encourage adventurous thought so children are inspired to become brave and creative in their language and expression
  • Teach in a holistic way that includes language, knowledge, thoughts, emotions, expression, imagination, intuition, memory, action and leadership.
  • Give children a sense of contentment, achievement and success – these positive experiences stimulate language learning.


“It was a new, interesting way of learning English”

Primary School Teacher

Drama & Speech:

  • Our syllabuses provide a structured framework designed to encourage the progressive development of integrated performance and communication skills over time. And our solo and pair graded exams and diplomas are fully accredited in the UK and recognized internationally in many other countries.
  • Exams can be taken by individuals, pairs or groups. Study strands include Speech and Drama, Individual Acting Skills, Group Performance, Shakespeare, Choral Speaking, Communication Skills, Musical Theatre and Performance Arts.
  • Candidates enjoy an entirely free choice of repertoire in all examinations, and we actively encourage you to explore the literature and drama of your own culture.


“Drama activities help builds children’s communication Skills.”

Primary School Teacher

Trinity exams and assessments are specifically designed to help students progress. They inspire learners and mark their achievement at each stage of their development and at all levels of competence. We also encourage candidates to bring their own choices and interests into our exams — this motivates students and makes the assessment more relevant and enjoyable.

At the heart of Trinity’s work is the support we provide for teachers, both in terms of specific support for teachers preparing candidates for our exams, and more general teacher development. Our work with teachers is supported by a growing international network of relationships with key education institutions. This ensures that our teachers have access to the best professional development available

  • Trinity has been providing assessments around the world since 1877
  • Trinity exams focus on assessing skills and how effectively the candidates can apply what they have learnt, not just on knowledge for its own sake
  • Each year over 700,000 candidates in over 60 countries take a Trinity assessment and our international network is growing fast
  • Trinity exams are regulated by Ofqual (Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation) and recognised internationally

Two exciting diplomas in dance from Trinity

We’ve developed qualifications in partnership with international organizations to give you the chance to demonstrate your skills and knowledge as a dancer, or a teacher of dance and related professional disciplines.

All our assessments are based on the real-life needs of students and the industry, and each one of our assessors is a respected dance professional.

  • The Level 6 Diploma in Dance Teaching and Learning (Children and Young People), provides evidence to employers, parents or careers that a dance practitioner has the expertise to teach children and young people. It was developed in partnership with the Dance Training and Accreditation Partnership (DTAP).
  • The ATCL Performing (Contemporary Dance) is a new Level 4 qualification designed to enable contemporary dance students to display and evidence their skills and knowledge through a series of performance-based assessment tasks. It was developed in consultation with Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance: one of the world’s leading providers of contemporary dance education and training.