Trinity College London Exams

Trinity College London Exams

Throughout its history since 1872, Trinity has been at the forefront of music education and was the first conservatoire in 1877, to introduce the system of graded exams which is now widely used and appreciated by teachers and students throughout the world.

Exams are now held in more than 60 countries throughout the world. These provide an important goal and incentive for all students and the certificates that are awarded to successful candidates provide official evidence of the level of achievement gained. The standards demanded by Trinity College London exams are the same throughout the world and are understood and respected in all the countries where these exams are conducted.

Winter 2020:
Closing Date:  Friday 9th October
Exam Session:  Monday 16th – Saturday 28th November

Trinity Digital Grades and Diplomas Syllabuses Now Available

Registered Trinity College London Exam Center

We are pleased to announce the release of the syllabus specifications for Trinity’s Digital Grades and Diplomas (Music, Rock & Pop, Drama). These are now available to download from our website and detail all the requirements for the assessments.

There is also a short video to help candidates prepare for the exams. On the website you will find filming guidelines and a supporting video. In addition, we have provided guidance on the adaptations made to the music supporting tests and session skills.

To find out more visit www.trinitycollege.com/dgd.

WINTER EXAM UPDATE

Trinity College London Exams

Dear all,

Trinity College London has announced the launch of a new Digital Grades and Diploma platform that will allow students to take their music and drama exams remotely from November 2020.

This is welcome news after a summer in which coronavirus restrictions led to huge demand for a way to take music exams online, and the new solution from Trinity is set to put teachers and students back in control of their progress.

From November, the Digital Grades and Diploma exams platform will allow candidates to submit video recordings of their work. Candidates will be required to upload their work as one continuous video performance, which will be assessed by one of Trinity’s Examiners.

In Music Graded Exams, candidates will be required to upload a performance of their pieces and technical work; the assessment of the supporting tests or session skills will not be part of the submission. Instead, examiners will be applying an additional set of performance criteria that assesses the key musical skills underpinning the supporting tests requirements within the context of the whole recital. In Music Performance Diplomas, the exam requirements are unchanged. In Drama Graded Exams and Performance Diplomas, adaptations will be made to the supporting tests, details of which will be made available shortly.

At this time the Digital Grades and Diplomas will be available for solo grades only; we are working on a solution for Drama Group and Pair exams that will be available in the next release. More details for Communication Skills, and the adaptations to all of the syllabuses, will be made available on our website shortly.

We will be in touch between now and November to provide further updates and details about the platform and how to use it and look forward to helping you and your students’ progress with exams.

For further information, please visit trinitycollege.com/dgd.

Kind regards,
Trinity College London

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

HOW TO ENTER

  • Download and complete the relevant entry form.
  •  Post or deliver it to us at Mezzo along with either a cheque, postal order, or bank draft (made payable to Trinity College London).
  • Please enquire for payment via bank transfer.
  • Proof of payment must be presented upon entry.

Postal Address:

Sorcha Stanley
Mezzo Music Academy
112 Greenlea Road
Terenure
Dublin 6W
Eircode: D6W FF95

Can I request a specific date?

You cannot request a specific date, however, if there are any dates within the advertised week that you or your candidate cannot attend please state this in section C on the entry form. These date exemptions cannot be guaranteed but we will do our best to work around your requests.

What if I have missed the deadline?

If you have missed the deadline for your chosen exam session it may be possible to make a late entry. Anyone wishing to make a late entry must contact us immediately, we will advise on whether it will be possible and the cost involved.

  • For late entries received up to 21 days before the exam date: Surcharge of +50% of the entry fee applies.
  • For late entries received between 20 and 14 days before the exam date: Surcharge of +100% of the entry fee applies.

When will I receive the specific time and date of my exam?

Appointment forms detail the time and date of your exam, they are sent out 3 weeks prior to the exam date. Appointment forms are posted to the applicant, which is usually the music school or teacher. If you have not received your appointment form within 3 weeks of the exam session beginning you should contact us immediately.

I can’t make the date/time I have been given, can I change it?

We cannot guarantee that we will be able to change your appointment time. If you are unable to make the exam appointment you have been allocated please contact us as soon as possible to see if another appointment is possible. Please be aware that you are relying on a cancellation from another candidate in order to change your appointment time.

What happens if I am ill on the day of my exam?

Please contact your us in the first instance of the situation. We may be able to offer an examination time on another day.

If this is not possible then you can apply for a re-entry voucher by submitting a medical note together with the appointment slip within 30 days of the examination. This should be sent directly to Trinity College London, for attention of Operations (Music). The medical note should provide evidence that a candidate is not in a fit state to take their examination, but need not be a formal medical certificate. Photocopies of original documents are acceptable.

What provision is available for candidates with special educational needs?

Trinity College London is committed to creating an inclusive environment where candidates with special educational needs are able to demonstrate their skills and feel welcomed. Candidates who wish to make the examiner aware of their condition, or who require modified tests in a preferred format, must complete a special needs request form and include it with their entry, along with appropriate medical evidence. For further information please see Music special needs.

RESULTS

When will I receive my results and certificate?
Results are sent out immediately after the completion of the exam session; all exam reports should be received within 2 weeks of the exam session finishing. Certificates are issued 6-8 weeks after the exam session to the local representative who will forward them to the named applicant on the entry form.