At WUDA, we have always believed that students should be given the best opportunities to learn, develop and achieve success. These qualifications are designed to ‘encourage students of all levels and abilities and from all countries and cultures to engage with as wide a variety of performance skills and texts as possible.’

(Trinity College London) However, we do understand that some students may not want to be pressured by examinations, therefore, it is not compulsory to do so. Students who attend our classes can become involved if they wish. We will help them to choose appropriate material, coach them in the examination process and, of course, in the performance of their chosen piece.

Why offer Trinity College London Exams?

Our missions I to help young people develop speech and communication, improve presentation, build confidence and, in so doing, perfect skills for life. We are constantly striving to achieve this through our classes and it is lovely to see the students develop these skills and have fun at the same time. We want to give our students opportunities to work towards a formal accreditation in speech and drama. We have chosen Trinity College London because we feel that their values reflect ours perfectly.

‘At the heart of Trinity’s work is the belief that effective communicative and performance skills are life enhancing, know no boundaries and should be within reach of us all. We exist to promote and foster the best possible communicative and performance skills through assessment, content and training that is innovative, personal and authentic.’ (Trinity College London)

We believe that skills achieved through performance give young people the essential life skills they will need as they move from education to the wider world. The Trinity College London Exams are an extra qualification which can only help in this aim.

What is involved?

There are 8 Grades in the Trinity exams but, unlike with music examinations, the students are not required to have passed a lower level or any other qualification before entering for these exams. However, the different levels reflect a progression of skills so the students must have mastered the skills from the lower grade. We will assess where the students are currently at in terms of the skills required for the grades and use this to recommend which grade should be their starting point.

We are offering:

  • Speech and Drama (Solo) which includes performances of extracts from plays, stories and poetry from memory, prepared mime at the lower levels (1 to 3) and site readings of given passages.
  • Acting (Solo) which includes performing a play extract from memory (monologue), prepared mimes and improvisations developed from the play extract and reworking of text.
  • Acting in Pairs which includes introducing and performing a play extract from memory then devising and performing an improvisation coming from the chosen script.

After each of these performances, the students are required to engage in a discussion with the examiner to show their understanding of the context and meaning of the play and the reasons for developing their ideas.
The above are very general descriptions and, obviously the tasks are more complex as the grades progress. Please click on the link below for more information regarding the examinations and requirements for each grade.

Learn more at Trinity College

How to get involved

Simply go to the Booking Enquiry on this web site, complete the form for your desired class and we will be in touch, within twenty-four hours, to discuss your child’s needs.

The Trinity Exams are open to all students enrolled in our classes. Your child can come along for a completely free workshops to see if they would like to join our academy and, once enrolled, can take part fully in everything we have to offer!

Enquire on the Trinity College London Website