TRINITY COLLEGE LONDON EXAMINATIONS 2023 HELD AT JODHAMAL
Jodhamal Public School, the first registered examination centre for the prestigious Trinity
College London Examinations in Jammu and Kashmir conducted the Trinity Assessments in
Communication Skills and Young Performers Certificate (Bronze level) from October 25 to
28, 2023. Around 200 students from different grades appeared for the exams. These exams
are specifically designed to help students’ progress. They inspire the learners and mark their
achievement at each stage of their development and at all levels of competence with an added
benefit of easing away shyness & stage fright.
The Trinity College London Examiner Mr. Peter Thomson arrived the School for the
Assessments for the year 2023-24. Mr Thomson is a writer, director and actor. He went up to
Oxford University as a Choral Scholar and finished as an English Scholar. Having worked
extensively as a director, both in repertory and fringe productions, Mr Peter Thomson has
produced over 30 plays on BBC radio and 15 stage plays in theatres around the UK. Besides,
he has worked both as a teacher and director in several drama schools and universities. He
was the head of Postgraduate Acting at Guildford School of Acting, and has been a visiting
lecturer in Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia, and in Theatre Studies at the
University of Surrey and Roehampton Institute.
Jodhamal Teacher-trainers for the Trinity Exams: Ms. Shilpi Saroch (Asst. Coordinator), Ms.
Meenu Kesar, Ms. Chetna Bhat, Ms. Porshia Kapoor, Ms. Vandana Sharma, Ms Kritima
Sharma, Ms. Suvidha Anand, Ms. Bandana Sharma, Ms. Surakhraj Kapoor, Ms. Sakshi
Sharma, Ms. Manvinder Kaur, Ms. Harmeet Raina, Ms. Neeshu Dogra, Ms. Navneet Kaur,
Ms. Vinti Bhasin, Ms. Christina, Ms. Namra Owaris, Ms. Mehak Dogra, Ms. Shirin Misri,
Ms. Harneet Manocha. Ms. Deepika, Ms. Preeti Puri, Ms. Priyanka Verma, Ms. Gagandeep
Kaur, Ms. Anjali Gupta left no stone unturned in mentoring the students to develop these
transferable skills required both for academic as well as real life situations. The examination
was well coordinated by Area Coordinators Ms Smriti Malhotra, Ms Sarojj Kumari, Ms
Neetu Johri and Trinity Coordinator Ms Tamana Pandohi.
The trustee, Mr Nandan Kuthiala and the Principal, Mr. Girish Kumar presented Mr.
Thomson a memento and applauded the relentless efforts put in by the students and the
teachers-in-charge for guiding the students as per the structured framework designed by
Trinity, an organisation of international repute.
TRINITY COLLEGE LONDON ONLINE EXAMINATION (GESE) 2022 HELD AT JODHAMAL PUBLIC SCHOOL
Jodhamal Public School being the first registered examination centre in Jammu and Kashmir conducted online Trinity exam on 25thof November via video conference .A significant number of students appeared for Graded Examination in Spoken English under Trinity Assessments with three different Examiners-Ms.Hilary Page ,Ms.Catherine Bes and Ms.Yvonne Dagan’s deputed by Trinity College London. Extending warm greetings to the examiners with endearing words, the students conversed with them quite confidently and were able to answer all the questions.
GESE teacher trainers Ms.Shilpi Saroch ( Asst. Coord),Ms.Meenu Kesar,Ms.Chetna Bhat,Ms. Porshia Kapoor,Ms.Vandana Sharma,Ms Harshi Sharma,Ms.Jasmeet kour,Ms.Bandana Sharma,Ms.Surkhraj Kapoor, Ms.Sakshi Sharma,Ms.Jyoti Abrol and Ms.Manvinder left no stone unturned in mentoring the students to develop transferable skills required both for academic as well as real life situations.The examination was well coordinated by Area coordinator Smriti Malhotra and Trinity Coordinator Tamana Pandohi .Principal Dr. Deep Khere congratulated the students and acknowledged the relentless efforts made by Team Trinity.
TRINITY COLLEGE EXAM HELD AT JODHAMAL
Taking their first steps in exploring performance, musical and
communication skills with in a familiar and supportive atmosphere,
the tiny toddlers of Jodhamal Public school appeared for the Young
Performers Certificate Assessment conducted by Trinity College of
Ms.Fiona Gillies a trained actor at the Webber Douglas Academy
London and with a professional career in Royal Shakespeare
Company was the examiner .The aspirants put up a brilliant show for
the awards and had a wonderful interaction with the examiner. She
commended the hardwork of the trainers and was enthralled to see the
high-spirited performance of the children with vibrant
costumes,characters, sounds & movements .
Principal Dr. Deep Khere honored Ms. Fiona Gilles by presenting a
memento and appreciated the hard work done by the teachers trainers
Ms.Gagandeep ,Ms. Preeti, Ms.Priyanka & Ms.Vinti, Coordinator Ms.
Neetu Johri and Trinity Coordinator Tamana Pandohi for its smooth
execution and competition.
Jodhamal School was the first school to start Trinity College
programs in J&K and it is the oldest examination Centre in the UT.
JODHAMAL AWARDED AT HOUSE OF COMMONS, LONDON
Jodhamal Public School has earned International fame as it was
listed among the “Great Place to Study across India” and was
awarded at the House of Commons, Westminster Palace in
In the recently held ceremony at the Terrace Pavilion, House of
Commons in London, Jodhamal Public school was awarded the
GPTS award by Member House of Lords, Baroness Verma. On
the behalf of the school the award was received by Anandita
Kuthiala, an Alumni of Jodhamal School.
Some of the other Great Place to Study award winners were
Mayo College, Hyderabad Public School, Assam Valley School,
Birla School, Sherwood College, Wynberg Allen School and
Mussoorie International School.
The Keynote speaker at the function were Member House of
Lords, Baroness Verma. Other eminent educationist who spoke at
the function were Dr. Ruth MacConville, Mr. S. A. Bhattacharjee
and Mr. Ross Hall.
On day one the award ceremony was held at House of Commons,
Westminster Palace, London and on the second day seminars
were at Kings College, Waterloo Campus, London.
The Global League Institute Certificate is awarded on the basis of
a very comprehensive and detailed Pan India survey of teachers,
parents and students. Jodhamal Public School was honoured with
this awarded at the House of Commons, Westminster Palace,
London also for the year 2018.
The management of Jodhamal Public School thanked the staff for
all their hard work and efforts which made this possible.
JODHAMAL PUBLIC SCHOOL EXCELS IN
TRINITY COLLEGE LONDON EXAMINATION
TRINITY COLLEGE LONDON EXAM WAS CONDUCTED RECENTLY AT JODHAMAL PUBLIC
SCHOOL. IT OFFERED OPPORTUNITIES FOR EVERYONE INTERESTED IN PERFORMANCE
AT ANY LEVEL TO DEVELOP THEIR SKILLS AND UNDERSTANDING IN A WIDE RANGE OF
DISCILPINE. 250 STUDENTS FROM CLASSES PRE NURSARY TO CLASS 11 TOOK THIS
INTERNATIONAL EXAM.THESE EXAMS ARE SPECIFICALLY DESIGNED TO HELP STUDENT
PROGRESS. THEY INSPIRE THE LEARNERS AND MARK THEIR ACHIEVEMENT AT EACH
STAGE OF THEIR DEVELOPMENT AND AT ALL LEVELS OF COMPETANCE.
THE INTERNATIONAL BOARD EXAM INCLUDED SPEECH AND DRAMA, GROUP
PERFORMANCE, COMMUNICATION SKILLS AND YOUNG PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE.
THE STUDENTS WERE MARKED FOR DIFFERENT GRADES. IT GIVES A PLATFORM TO A
CHILD AT INTERNATIONAL LEVEL TO RECOGNISE, DEVELOP AND HONE UP VARIOUS
SKILLS WHICH ARE A NEED OF THE TIME TODAY, THUS LEAVING THE KIDS CONFIDENT
AND BEING RECOGNISED AT THE INTERNATIONAL LEVEL. JODHAMAL PUBLIC SCHOOL
IS THE FIRST SCHOOL IN JAMMU AND KASHMIR TO CONDUCT THIS PRESTIGIOUS
TRINITY COLLEGE LONDON EXAM IN ITS CAMPUS.
THE STUDENTS WERE JUDGED IN THREE DIFFERENT CATEGORIES –PASS, MERIT AND
DISTINCTION.AOVE 85% AS DISTINCTION AND ABOVE 75% IS MERIT AND ABOVE 70% IS
PASS MOST OF THE KIDS OF JODHAMAL PUBLIC SCHOOL EXCELLED IN THE EXAM WITH
A DISTINCTION, VERY FEW WITH MERIT AND ONLY ONE WITH PASS. THE TEACHERS
AND THE STUDENTS WERE OVER WHELMED WITH THE EXCELLENT RESULT AND ARE
LOOKING FORWARD TO PARTICIPATE IN THE NEXT LEVEL EXAM TO BE CONDUCTED
NEXT YEAR IN THE SCHOOL PREMISES.
A SPECIAL ASSEMBLY WAS CALLED BY THE PRINCIPAL TO ANNOUNCE THE RESULTS OF
TRINITY COLLEGE LONDON EXAMINATION, WHERE, THE STUDENTS WERE FELICITATED
WITH THEIR REPORTS GIVEN BY MR.PHILIP THRUPP, THE EXAMINER FOR TRINITY
COLLEGE LONDON EXAM FOR THE YEAR 2017-18 . WHO WAS TRAINED AT EXETER
COLLEGE OF ART AND THE HARTLY HODDER STUDIO AND HAS TAUGHT SPEECH AND
DRAMA TO PUPILS OF ALL AGES AND PUBLIC SPEAKING TO ADULTS. HE HAS BEEN
TUTOR OF VOICE AND SPEECH AT WESLEY COLLEGE, BRISTOL AND REGULARLY
ADJUDICATES AT FESTIVALS IN THE BRITISH ISLES, IRELAND, THE CHANNEL ISLANDS,
SRI LANKA AND HONG KONG.
PHILIP WAS PLEASED TO EXAMIN THE STUDENTS OF JODHAMAL PUBLIC SCHOOL AND
HAD HIGH APPRECIATION FOR THE KIDS AND FOUND THEIR COMMUNICATION SKILLS AT
PAR WITH THE LEADING SCHOOLS OF THE COUNTRY. BESIDES EXAMINING THE KIDS IN
INDIA, HE HAS EXAMINED IN JOHANNESBURG, SYDNEY, MELBOURNE, BALTIMORE, INDIA
THE PRINCIPAL IN THE SPECIAL ASSEMBLY CONGRATULATED ALL THE STUDENTS FOR
TAKING THE EXAM AND SETTING AN EXAMPLE FOR THE REST BY SCORING SO VERY
WELL. HE ALSO APPRECIATED THE EFFORTS PUT BY THE TEACHERS AND THE
PARENTS FOR GIVING IN THEIR BEST TO MAKE THE CHILD PROGRESS IN ALL ASPECTS
THUS CLAIMING TO DEVELOP BETTER COMMUNICATION SKILLS REACHING TO THE
NEED OF THE HOUR.
AFTER THIS ACHIEVEMENT JODHAMAL HAS JOINED THE ELITE SCHOOLS LIKE MAYO,
WELHAM, DOON, DALY COLLEGE AND LIYOLA ETC. TO HAVE JOINED THE TRINITY
COLLEGE LONDON EXMINATIONS AND BECOME A CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE FOR THE
STUDENTS. PRINCIPAL APPRECIATED THE SCHOOL PATRON VARUNA ANAND AND
RITIKA RATAN WHO WERE INTRUMENTAL IN MAKING THIS HAPPEN AT JODHAMAL
BESIDES THE TRUSTEES NANDAN KUTHIALA & ARATI KUTHIALA WHO HAD BROUGHT
THIS WONDERFUL BENEFIT TO THE STUDENTS OF JAMMU.
Trinity College London
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See the supporting tests page for new test specifications and information about sample materials.
Please note that there is no overlap for supporting tests, and the previous aural tests and improvisation tests can therefore no longer be used.
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Our music exams:
Recognise that a flexible approach is best, prioritising candidates individual needs.
Offer freedom of choice within assessments, enabling candidates to demonstrate their musicianship in the way that suits them best.
Assess real-life skills that translate naturally from real music-making to the assessment.
Assess skills that are specific to each discipline – the opposite of a one-size-fits-all assessment.
Allow candidates to express their whole musical personalities through options to demonstrate creativity in different ways.
Use diagnostic mark schemes where appropriate, offering precise and specific feedback to inform continued learning.
Performance is at the heart of Trinity's graded music assessments as we believe that musicianship is most effectively demonstrated through practical performance.
Assessments are strongly performance based.
Grade exams assess practical performance across repertoire, technical work and supporting tests.
No theory prerequisites are required for any of Trinity’s performance-based assessments.
Trinity College London practical graded exams are numbered from 1 to 8 in increasing order of difficulty. In many subjects, an Initial exam acts as an introduction to the exam system.
Candidates perform three (or sometimes four) pieces, and technical work featuring scales and arpeggios, exercises or orchestral extracts. They also choose two supporting tests from a selection including sight reading, aural, musical knowledge and improvising. Find out more about our supporting tests
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In the UK, Trinity's Grade 6-8 exams can contribute towards higher education through the allocation of UCAS points.
Drama & Speech
Trinity College London offers an unrivalled choice of qualifications for students and teachers of drama and speech subjects, at all levels of experience and ability.
Our syllabuses provide a structured framework designed to encourage the progressive development of integrated performance and communication skills over time. And our solo and pair graded exams and diplomas are fully accredited in the UK and recognised internationally in many other countries.
Exams can be taken by individuals, pairs or groups. Study strands include Speech and Drama, Individual Acting Skills, Group Performance, Shakespeare, Choral Speaking, Communication Skills, Musical Theatre and Performance Arts.
Candidates enjoy an entirely free choice of repertoire in all examinations, and we actively encourage you to explore the literature and drama of your own culture.
Grades and Certificates
A wide range of study options are available within our Drama & Speech subjects syllabuses. Teachers and candidates can choose the most appropriate subject area and level for the abilities of individual candidates, pairs or groups.
We offer a comprehensive range of diplomas designed to enable students, performers, teachers, directors and other drama practitioners to develop their skills at an advanced level.
Anthology Online is a unique free resource designed to offer examples of suitable pieces for the Trinity College London Drama and Speech exams.
Grade and certificate exams
Graded exams may be taken in the following subjects:
Acting and Speaking*
Musical Theatre and Performance Arts
Additional regulatory information is contained in the Drama specification supplement.
All subjects are available at three levels:
Foundation (Grades 1-3)
Intermediate (Grades 4-5)
Advanced (Grades 6-8)
In addition, Performance Certificates may be taken at four levels:
Young Performers (pre Grade 1; up to age 7)
Foundation (post Grade 3)
Intermediate (post Grade 5)
Advanced (post Grade 8)
Although there is a natural progression through Trinity’s drama certificates and exams from Young Performers Certificates to Initial to Grade 8 and then onto Diplomas, candidates may enter at any level. There is no upper age limit, but the Age and Grade Guidance is provided regarding the minimum age for each stage.
All successful candidates in the Grade and Certificate exams receive certificates showing their level of achievement as Pass, Merit or Distinction.
Withdrawal of Choral Speaking and Shakespeare grades
Following a syllabus review and in preparation for the publication of a revised Acting and Speaking syllabus, the Shakespeare (solos, pairs and groups) and the Choral Speaking graded exams have been withdrawn.
Certificates will continue to be issued for these qualifications until 31 December 2017.
Guidance on suitable alternatives can be found as follows:
Speech Communication Arts (SCA)
The Speech Communication Arts exams are designed to encourage the development of spoken and written English for learners aged between 5 and 14 years of age. This is accomplished through the performance of a range of texts, sharing ideas, exchanging views and negotiating; working towards, at the top level, the preparation and delivery of a presentation.
The exams provide teachers with a structure that builds students’ confidence and systematically develops the skills they need for achievement in their social and professional lives, while simultaneously developing their imagination and expressive abilities.
The skills developed through preparing for these assessments are:
Interpersonal skills-relating to others appropriately with ease, confidence and awareness.
Expressive speaking-interpreting a range of texts and communicating them imaginatively in performance
Practical speaking-sharing information imaginatively with an audience.
Reflective skills-exploring, recording and reflecting upon the context of practical work in written English
The exams offer candidates and teachers freedom of choice on performance items.
Frequently asked questions
What levels is SCA available at?
How is it assessed?
Students are assessed in groups of four to six students
What do candidates receive?
Learners receive individual feedback and a mark. On passing they also receive a certificate.
ESOL English language qualifications
(English for speakers of other languages)
Trinity ESOL qualifications are recognisedinternationally as reliable evidence of proficiency in English. Our exams assess and promote the skills needed for effective communication in real life. They're available to individuals, schools and colleges in more than 60 countries.
Who are Trinity exams for?
Trinity ESOL exams-GESE, ISE, SEW and Skills for Life - are intended for candidates who have learnt English as a foreign, second or additional language.
Graded Examinations in Spoken English (GESE)
GESE tests speaking and listening.
For learners of all ages - 12 grades available from beginners to advanced (pre-A1 to C2).
Integrated Skills in English (ISE)
ISE tests speaking, listening, reading and writing.
For students preparing for study and work - 5 levels available from elementary to advanced (A2 to C2
Tests for UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI)
Trinity's Secure English Language tests, approved by UKVI, offered at centres across the UK.
Available at levels: A1, B1, B2 and C1.
Spoken English for Work
SEW tests speaking and listening in a work context.
For people about to start work or who have just started – 4 levels available, from intermediate to advanced (B1 to C1).
Award and Certificate qualifications for adults learning English in the UK – 5 levels available from beginner to advanced (Entry 1 to Level 2).
Promotes language learning through drama, music and performance.
For children starting to learn English, aged 3-12 – a group award.