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 https://www.trinitycollege.com/page/digital-grades-diplomas.
Trinity College London