The Speech and Drama syllabus specifications are designed for candidates who want to develop their skills by engaging with a variety of forms including poetry, prose and play extracts in a range of styles from different periods.
Teacher Suzan
Age K1-P3
Class size 6
Duration 60 mins
Category Speech & Drama
$ 350 p/h

The Speech and Drama syllabus specifications are designed for candidates who want to develop their skills by engaging with a variety of forms including poetry, prose and play extracts in a range of styles from different periods.

  • Develop skills in speaking and understanding text and communication by bringing text to life through performance
  • Practical tasks including performing poetry, prose, extracts from plays and discuss the work with the examiner
  • Integrates study from wider subjects such as English language, literature and history.
  • Available from Initial to Grade 8 for solo exams
Tasks
Task 1: Performance The candidate tells or acts out an extract from a story, either from memory or in the candidate’s own words (accuracy of recall is not tested in this task). (maximum time: 2 minutes)
Task 2: Performance The candidate performs a poem from memory. (maximum time: 2 minutes)
Task 3: Reflection The candidate gives an impromptu response to set questions, reflecting on the performed pieces including their meaning. At this level a teacher can ask the candidate the questions. (maximum time: 3–4 minutes)
Tasks
Task 1: Performance The candidate performs ONE of the following from memory: ◗ An extract from a play or a monologue from a book of monologues ◗ A passage of prose (maximum time: 3 minutes)
Task 2: Performance The candidate performs ONE of the following from memory: ◗ A mime ◗ A poem (maximum time: 3 minutes)
Task 3: Reflection The candidate gives an impromptu response to set questions, reflecting on the performed pieces including their content and meaning. At this level a teacher or care-giver can ask the candidate the questions. (maximum time: 3–4 minutes)
Tasks
Tasks 1–2: Performance The candidate performs TWO pieces chosen from the following list from memory: ◗ An extract from a play or a monologue from a book of monologues ◗ A passage of prose ◗ A poem ◗ A mime (maximum time: 6 minutes)
Task 3: Key Skills The candidate chooses and undertakes ONE of the following: ◗ Reads at sight a passage of prose. The prose passage to be used is published on the Trinity website and changed every two weeks. During the two-week validity period of the stimulus the candidate must do the following: access the prose stimulus; use that stimulus for this task; film their performance; upload the video of their whole exam for assessment. ◗ Invents and tells a story based on a picture. The picture to be used is published on the Trinity website and changed every two weeks. During the two-week validity period of the stimulus the candidate must do the following: access the picture stimulus; use that stimulus for this task; film their performance; upload the video of their whole exam for assessment. (maximum time: 2 minutes)
Task 4: Reflection The candidate gives an impromptu response to set questions, reflecting on the performed pieces including their content and meaning and the candidate’s ideas about what makes a good story. At this level a teacher or care-giver can ask the candidate the questions. (maximum time: 3–4 minutes)
Tasks
Tasks 1–2: Performance The candidate performs TWO pieces chosen from the following list from memory: ◗ An extract from a play or a monologue from a book of monologues ◗ A passage of prose ◗ A poem ◗ A mime (maximum time: 7 minutes)
Task 3: Key Skills The candidate chooses and undertakes ONE of the following: ◗ Reads at sight a passage of prose. The prose passage to be used is published on the Trinity website and changed every two weeks. During the two-week validity period of the stimulus the candidate must do the following: access the prose stimulus; use that stimulus for this task; film their performance; upload the video of their whole exam for assessment. ◗ Invents and tells a story based on a picture. The picture to be used is published on the Trinity website and changed every two weeks. During the two-week validity period of the stimulus the candidate must do the following: access the picture stimulus; use that stimulus for this task; film their performance; upload the video of their whole exam for assessment. (maximum time: 3 minutes)
Task 4: Reflection The candidate gives an impromptu response to set questions, reflecting on the performed pieces including their content, meaning and mood and the use of pause and emphasis in the work presented. At this level a teacher or care-giver can ask the candidate the questions. (maximum time: 3–4 minutes)
Tasks
Tasks 1–3: Performance The candidate performs THREE pieces chosen from the following list from memory: ◗ An extract from a play ◗ A passage of prose ◗ A poem ◗ A passage of reportage (maximum time: 9 minutes)
Task 4: Key Skills The candidate chooses and undertakes ONE of the following: ◗ Reads at sight a passage of prose. The prose passage to be used is published on the Trinity website and changed every two weeks. During the two-week validity period of the stimulus the candidate must do the following: access the prose stimulus; use that stimulus for this task; film their performance; upload the video of their whole exam for assessment. ◗ Invents and tells a story using four specific words. The words to be included are published on the Trinity website and changed every two weeks. During the two-week validity period of the stimulus the candidate must do the following: access the prose stimulus; use that stimulus for this task; film their performance; upload the video of their whole exam for assessment. (maximum time: 3 minutes)
Task 5: Reflection The candidate gives an impromptu response to set questions, reflecting on the performed pieces including the content, meaning, mood and context of the pieces; the vocal and physical aspects of characterization; and how variations in phrasing and pace contributed to the performance.

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