Speech Communication Arts (Internal Exam)

This is a relatively new and very exciting exam. The examination is designed for the class taught child and focuses on the core skills required by the National Curriculum.

The exams are taken in small groups, with the teacher present and participating in the experience, so that it feels very like a lesson and helps build the confidence of even the shyest child.

Each child will:

- Perform a poem or a piece of prose which they have learned and worked on in their lessons

- Decorate or illustrate the chosen piece

- Talk briefly about a chosen possession or toy, which they must take with them

- Respond to questions asked by the examiner

- Listen to the other children as they recite their pieces

Children in the Speech & Drama classes aged 4 years take the Level 1, children aged 5 take Level 2, children aged 6 take Level 3 and children aged 7 take Level 4.


Trinity Guildhall Exams

At WordWorks Studio we enter a whole range of exams at Trinity Guildhall. The exams take place at the end of each term at WordWorks Studio, usually on a Saturday.


Speaking Skills

These exams are taken by students in the Speech & Communication classes.

The exams involve:

- Giving a prepared speech or presentation (topic and style is dependant upon the grade)

- Sight-reading from a book which has previously been read

- Discussion on any matters arising from the speech and reading


Speech & Drama, Character Study, Prose Reading and Verse Speaking

These are exams taken by students who have private or shared private lessons.

They range from Junior Preliminary to Grade 8. There is quite a difference between each grade and it is rarely appropriate to move on to the next grade the following term. However, students frequently add a Speaking Skills or Prose Reading exam to their ‘portfolio’ before progressing to the next Speech & Drama grade.

The higher Speech & Drama grades have now been accredited by the Qualifications and

Curriculum Authority (QCA) and now have full government recognition alongside GCSE and A Level examinations. This means, in essence, that the higher grades will be the equivalent to an extra GCSE or A Level exam and will add to the points needed to gain entrance to University.