A key strength of Trinity’s Speech & Drama exams is the freedom of choice on offer when selecting repertoire for your exam, but sometimes it can be a bit overwhelming to have so many amazing pieces to choose from. These new resources can serve as a great starting point, with suggestions for solo exams at every grade, from Initial to Grade 8.
The example programmes offer suggestions for pieces suitable for each grade, such as story extracts, poems, a passage of prose, monologues or extracts from plays, or a mime. For higher levels, there are suggestions of passages of reportage or extracts from speeches by notable people that can be used. Candidates gain confidence and develop skills in speaking and understanding text by bringing it to life.
These wide-ranging suggestions are derived from a variety of sources, such as: folk tales and famous children’s writers like Roald Dahl and Michael Morpurgo, to modern playwrights and poets you might not have heard of.
The resources provide practical suggestions for how the pieces can be performed as part of the exam, along with a range of top tips to help you feel fully prepared ‘on the day’, whether that be face-to-face with the examiner or a recorded submission for a digital exam.
To access the resources and start the planning on your own exam pieces, simply follow the link below and complete the form. You’ll then be taken to a page where you can download the various resource packs.