TRINITY COLLEGE, LONDON
Internationally accredited drama examinations
Registration for the 2020 Trinity Drama Program has now closed. The exams will be held in late May, and exam dates will be posted in March.
WHAT IS TRINITY?
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. Visit Trinity's website to learn more.
WHY TAKE AN EXAM?
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.
WHAT DOES AN EXAM CONSIST OF?
Typically, students will memorize and prepare pieces of poetry, prose, monologues or scenes 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.
HOW DOES MY CHILD PREPARE FOR AN EXAM?
Many of the skills that students learn in their regular classes are the ones that they will need for their exam work. However, there are certain individual skills that are not covered in their regular classes. Although students are welcome to prepare on their own, we suggest that they take a special Trinity exam coaching classes. These courses are offered either before or after a student's regular class, and usually consist of between 3 - 5 students who are all focussing on this advanced work. CLICK HERE to learn more about the Trinity coaching classes.
BASIC INFORMATION & FAQ:
Registration for Trinity exams and courses starts in December of each year.
Instructors from The Ottawa Children’s Theatre 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.
The Ottawa Children's Theatre is one of five centres for Trinity College in Canada
REGISTER FOR A TRINITY EXAM:
The registration deadline is January 19, 2020.
Exam fees can only be paid by cash, cheque or bank transfer, as fees go directly to Trinity College, London. Exam fees must be accompanied by a registration form that we will provide you with. Fees for exams range depending on the grade level desired. A student’s grade level will be determined in consultation with the instructor.
2020 Trinity Exam Fees:
Initial - $113
Grade 1 - $136
Grade 2 - $151
Grade 3 - $162
Grade 4 - $170
Grade 5 - $188
Grade 6 - $215
Grade 7 - $226
Grade 8 - $264
REGISTER FOR A SMALL GROUP
It is strongly suggested that students who are interested in taking an exam register for a small group coaching class as a part of the Trinity Drama Program.