Trinity College, 


Internationally accredited Drama examinations



Trinity College, London, is the world's oldest external examination board and operates in 60 countries world wide. The exams are recognized by the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA) in Great Britain and successful candidates may apply for international credits.


Trinity offers a syllabus with clear guidelines in a wide range of programs. It has long been recognized as a program that stimulates learning and achievement in the fields of literacy and communication. Find out more about Trinity at:




Taking a drama exam is similar to taking a piano exam – it provides an opportunity for students and parents to assess growth and measure the progress of skill development. Preparing for an exam helps to teach good learning habits, supports the work that is done in class, and gives a strong sense of pride in accomplishment.




Typically, students will memorize and prepare pieces of poetry, prose or monologues from plays. The exam consists of presenting these pieces to an examiner and discussing elements of drama presentation and preparation. A short improvisation and/or a cold reading will also be assigned, depending on the grade and category level. Each student receives a written adjudication, a mark based on specific parameters and a diploma for each grade passed. Watch a brief video at:


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Ottawa Children's Theatre is one of five centres for Trinity College in Canada


Registration for the 2017 practical exams will take place in January 2017.

Some basic information:


  • Ottawa Children’s Theatre instructors have been coaching Trinity exams for over 10 years.

  • Exams are held in late May at a location to be determined. The schedule is determined by the number of students who are registered.

  • Exams are conducted in a positive and encouraging manner

  • A student’s grade level will be determined in consultation with the instructor.

  • Students who are registered to take an exam will be offered a series of low cost semi-private coaching sessions. Students are expected to do memorization and some preparation on their own. Additional solo coaching sessions can be booked at an additional cost.

  • Fees for exams range depending on the grade level desired. Costs for exams plus coaching are listed below

  • Grades 3 and up have a theory component, for which specific theory notes will be provided.

  • If there are insufficient students registered for the exams to take place, you will receive a full refund.

  • Students must be registered and fees must be paid in full by January 26