Trinity College London - Accreditation in Bangalore

Trinity College London - Accreditation in Bangalore

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INTRODUCTION TO TRINITY’S ACTING AND SPEAKING QUALIFICATIONS

TRINITY CERTIFICATION RECOGNIZED THE WORLD OVER!

 

Speech and Drama, Acting Skills, Communication Skills - do you want a rating on how good you are? The Trinity College London Grade 8 and the Associate, Licentiate and Fellowship Diplomas give you a certified rating recognised all over the world.

Now, even school children can get a certified English language rating recognised internationally. Examinations are graded from Initial and then from Grade 1 to Grade 8 for individuals, pairs or groups. Subjects include Speech and Drama, Individual Acting Skills, Communication Skills, Group Performance, and Performance Arts. The advanced grades also qualify for UCAS Tariff Points for admission to University and Higher Education. Children enjoy a free choice of repertoire in all examinations, and are encouraged to explore the literature and drama of their own culture.

 

OBJECTIVE OF THE QUALIFICATIONS

Trinity’s graded acting and speaking exams provide a structured yet flexible framework for progress, which encourages learners of all levels and abilities to demonstrate their skills in performing and speaking through engaging with as wide a variety of performance activities and texts as possible.

The exams assess performance and speaking skills through face-to-face practical assessment. They offer learners of any age the opportunity to measure their development as performers against a series of internationally understood benchmarks, taking them from beginner level to the point where they can progress to entry for Trinity’s performance diplomas, higher education or employment.

WHO ARE THE QUALIFICATIONS FOR?

Level

Age of candidate

Initial

5 years and over

Grade 1

7 years and over

Grades 2-3

Foundation Performance Certificate

8 years and over

Grades 4–5

Intermediate Performance Certificate

12 years and over

Grades 6–8

Advanced Performance  Certificate

16 years and over

Trinity’s graded and certificate qualifications in acting and speaking are open to all learners, and their content is designed to appeal to people of all ages and backgrounds. There is no requirement for candidates to have passed a lower level or any other qualification before entering for these exams. However, the different levels represent a programme for progressive development, and the outcomes assume mastery of the previous level(s). There is no upper age limit, but the following recommended guidance is provided regarding the minimum age for each stage.

ASSESSMENT AND MARKING

The exams are normally assessed by one examiner who watches the work presented. The examiner writes a report on the extent to which the candidate has met the learning outcomes of the qualification and awards marks in line with the published assessment criteria and attainment descriptors. The attainment descriptors, learning outcomes and assessment criteria for each level can be found at the back of this document.

Please note that for training/monitoring purposes it may be necessary for there to be more than one examiner in the room.

Solo grades

Each candidate receives written feedback, marks and, on passing their exam, a certificate.

Pair grades

Candidates are assessed individually. Each candidate receives separate marks and written feedback and, on passing their exam, a certificate.

Group Drama –

Devised/Scripts, Plays in Production

The group receives a mark and written feedback recognising its achievement overall. On passing their exam, each group member receives a certificate with their name on, and that of the group or play.

Performance Certificates –

Foundation, Intermediate, Advanced

Candidates’ performances are awarded Distinction, Merit, Pass or Below Pass; no numerical marks are awarded. Candidates receive written feedback and, on passing their exam, a certificate.

The exams are marked out of 100. Candidates’ results correspond to different attainment levels as follows:

Marks received

Attainment levels

85 or more

Distinction

75–84

Merit

65–74

Pass

64 and below

Below Pass

 

DURATION OF STUDY (TOTAL QUALIFICATION TIME)

Level

(solo and pair)

Guided learning hours

(GLH)

Independent learning hours

(ILH)

Total qualification time

(TQT) (hours)

Initial

8

32

40

Grade 1

12

48

60

Grade 2

18

62

80

Grade 3

18

82

100

Grade 4

24

106

130

Grade 5

24

126

150

Grade 6

30

140

170

Grade 7

30

160

190

Grade 8

48

202

250

All regulated qualifications are assigned a total qualification time. This should be used as guidance only. Total qualification time is an estimate of the average time a candidate spends with a teacher (guided learning hours) added to the average time spent learning independently. It is recognised that the amount of time needed to commit to a qualification will be dependent on each individual’s, or group’s, level of experience.

RECOGNITION AND UCAS POINTS

Trinity College London is an international exam board regulated by Ofqual (Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation) in England, CCEA Regulation in Northern Ireland and by Qualifications Wales. Various arrangements are in place with governmental education authorities worldwide.

The Foundation, Intermediate and Advanced Certificates, and the Group and Production exams focus on performance. They are designed to enable candidates to offer consolidated programmes for assessment. In these exams, examiners will consider the overall achievement of either the solo performer or the group and, as such, these qualifications are unregulated.

GRADE

Pass

Merit

Distinction

Grade 6

8

10

12

Grade 7

12

14

16

Grade 8

24

27

30

 

In the UK, Trinity’s Level 3 (Grades 6–8) solo and pair qualifications in drama are eligible for UCAS (Universities and Colleges Admissions Service) points for those applying to colleges and universities, as mentioned alongside.

The following table “translates” Trinity’s assessments into American equivalents.  It compares the proficiency ordinarily expected of a student progressing through the American educational system with that measured by successful completion of each level of Trinity’s graded and professional diploma examinations.  It is based on assessments actually received by all past Trinity candidates who have submitted their Trinity credentials to a credential agency for assessment:

 

Trinity examination level

US academic equivalent for music and drama & speech

Graded examinations

Initial

No generally accepted equivalent to the assessment provided by Trinity’s examinations at these levels exists in the U.S. educational system

Grade 1

Grade 2

 

Grade 3/Foundation certificate

 

Grade 4

Reflects proficiency equivalent to that obtained by completion of a secondary school gifted and talented class or program. Equivalent to 1 High School credit in a gifted course in the subject matter.

Grade 5

Grade 6/ Intermediate Certificate

Equivalent up to 6 to 10 Undergraduate college credits in the examined subject.   Completing Grade 8 represents achievement equivalent to substantial progress towards an undergraduate diploma or degree.  Completing Grade 8 in music theory is equivalent to completing undergraduate music theory requirements at most schools.

Grade 7

Grade 8 / Advanced Certificate

 

Professional diplomas

Associate of Trinity College London (1st level diploma)

(ATCL)

Equivalent to an American Associate degree. 

Licentiate of Trinity College London (2nd level diploma)

(LTCL)

An ATCL plus the Licentiate is equivalent to a Bachelor degree.  A Bachelor degree plus the LTCL is equivalent to the Graduate Performance Diploma or 3 years of graduate studies from an American conservatory or university in the examined subject.

Fellow of Trinity College London (3rd level diploma)

(FTCL)

The FTCL is equivalent to a Master's degree or an Artist Diploma in Performance from an American conservatory or university in the examined subject.  

 

 

WHERE THE QUALIFICATIONS COULD LEAD

The Trinity graded and certificate exams in acting and speaking offer progression routes towards:

  • diplomas in performing or teaching offered by Trinity or other awarding organisations
  • drama or literature courses at further and higher education institutions
  • employment as a result of increased communication, presentation and teamwork skills.

 

TRINITY QUALIFICATIONS THAT COMPLEMENT THE ACTING AND SPEAKING QUALIFICATIONS

•    Graded and certificate exams in musical theatre and performance arts

•    Graded and certificate exams in communication skills

For learners with English as an additional language:

•    Graded Examinations in Spoken English (GESE)

•    Integrated Skills in English (ISE)

OTHER QUALIFICATIONS OFFERED BY TRINITY

•    Young Performers Certificates (for candidates up to the age of 7 years old)

•    Diplomas in drama and speech subjects ?? Professional Performing Arts Diplomas

•    Speech Communication Arts (currently only available in certain countries)

•    Arts Award (only available in certain countries)

•    Graded, certificate and diploma qualifications in music

A NOTE ON LANGUAGE

Trinity’s graded exams in acting and speaking are taken in English. They assess how candidates use language as a tool for communicating within particular contexts, rather than assessing the language itself.

Candidates’ use of English must be intelligible to the examiner. However, they are not required to conform linguistically to any particular model of pronunciation or usage. We accept that candidates may have distinctive features of pronunciation, grammar or vocabulary that relate to the model familiar to their own culture or language.

FEES FOR GRADE AND CERTIFICATE EXAMS IN DRAMA

India (1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019)

Grade/Certificate

Solo (INR)

 

Pair (INR)

 

Initial

3,100.00

 

Grade 1

3,580.00

5,370.00

Grade 2

4080.00

6,120.00

Grade 3

4,880.00

7,320.00

Grade 4

5,500.00

8,250.00

Grade 5

5,900.00

8,850.00

Grade 6 UCAS*Tariff Points

7500.00

11,250.00

Grade 7 UCAS*Tariff Points

8200.00

12,300.00

Grade 8 UCAS*Tariff Points

9,450.00

14,180.00

Professional Certificate in Communication Skills

13,330.00

 

Young Performers Bronze Certificate

4,770.00

 

Young Performers Silver Certificate

5,640.00

 

Young Performers Gold Certificate

6,950.00

 

Foundation Performance Certificate

5,260.00

 

Intermediate Performance Certificate

6,710.00

 

Advanced Performance Certificate

11,510.00

 

Group Surcharge **

780.00

 

 

*Universities & Colleges Admission Service UK

**Groups: For ensembles of THREE or more candidates, the basic individual fee PLUS the Group Surcharge of Rs.780.00 will be payable on each candidate. E.g. a Group of THREE appearing for Grade 3 will pay Rs.4,880 PLUS Rs.2,340 (Rs.780 x 3) totaling Rs.7,220 OR Rs.2406 each. Each Candidate will receive a Certificate.

Rs.2406 each. Each Candidate will receive a Certificate.

Diploma Title

Subject Title

Fee (INR)

Associate (ATCL) Diplomas - 1st Year UG

 

 

ATCL Performing - Speech and Drama, Musical Theatre or Performance Arts

Unit 1 - Performance

16,560.00

ATCL Communication Skills - Public Speaking

Unit 1 - Performance

16,560.00

ATCL Teaching - Speech and Drama, Theatre Arts or Communication Skills

Unit 1- Principles of Teaching

4,910.00

 

Unit 2 - Teaching Experience

7,850.00

 

Unit 3 - Practical Applications

18,590.00

Licentiate (LTCL) Diplomas - UG Degree

 

 

LTCL Communication Skills - Public Speaking

Unit 1 - Supporting Theory

5,670.00

 

Unit 2 - Reflective Practice

8,750.00

 

Unit 3 - Performance

18,530.00

LTCL Performing - Speech and Drama, Musical Theatre or Performance Arts

Unit 1- Supporting Theory

5,670.00

 

Unit 2 - Reflective Practice

8,750.00

 

Unit 3 - Performance

18,530.00

LTCL Teaching - Speech and Drama, Musical Theatre, Performance Arts, Applied Drama or Communication Skills

Unit 1 - Principles of Teaching

5,670.00

 

 

Unit 2 - Teaching Experience

10,970.00

 

 

Unit 3 - Practical Applications

24,650.00

 

Fellowship (FTCL) Diplomas - Masters Degree

 

 

 

FTCL Directing - Speech and Drama, Musical Theatre or Performance Arts

Unit 1- Development Skills

29,980.00

 

 

Unit 2 - Principles and Practice

45,220.00

 

FTCL Education Studies - Speech and Drama, Musical Theatre, Performance Arts, Applied Drama or Communication Skills

Unit 1- Development Skills

29,980.00

 

 

Unit 2 - Principles and Practice

37,530.00

 

FTCL Performing - Speech and Drama, Musical Theatre or Performance Arts

Unit 1- Development Skills

29,980.00

 

 

Unit 2 - Performance

45,220.00

 

 

HOW TO ENTER

Guidance and details on how to enter all the qualifications and specifications for all these qualifications covered in this document and mentioned above can be found and downloaded at www.trinitycollege.com

You may download FREE syllabuses from www.trinitycollege.com or contact trincoll@jagrititheatre.com for a syllabus set to be couriered to your address absolutely free of cost.

Trinity College London Drama & Speech,

Bangalore Hub,

JAGRITI, Ramagondanahalli,

Varthur Road, Bangalore 560 066.

 

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