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Why Choose Trinity?

Flexibility and choice
At Trinity we recognise that learners are all individuals. Each Trinity exam has a wide range of options that allows each candidate to perform to their full potential. This includes the option to take an improvisation test rather than traditional aural tests, to play a scale study rather than traditional scales or to offer a candidate¡¦s own composition in place of one of the syllabus pieces.

Accredited Qualifications
Trinity works with accreditation organizations all over the world to ensure that Trinity grade exams are fully accredited. In the UK, Trinity graded examinations are fully accredited by the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority for England and its counterparts in Wales (ACCAC) and Northern Ireland (CEA).

A syllabus that reflects the needs of teachers
Each Trinity syllabus goes through a very lengthy process of consultation and checking before publication. We consult closely with teachers working in a range of situations to ensure that the syllabus contains material that candidates will want to play, which fulfils educational needs and is appropriate for the grade.

Quick results
The results of Trinity practical grade exams are usually available within 3 to 4 weeks. Avoiding a stressful wait for pupils and enabling the experience of the exam to be built into the next lesson.

No limitations on higher grade entry
Grade 5 theory is not required for entry into any Trinity exam. We believe that knowledge of music theory is very important and we have a comprehensive structure of theory exams. However we also believe that performance exams are about the assessment of performance and that candidates with a less academic grasp of music should not be prevented from taking them.

We pride ourselves on the level of standardized marking achieved by our examiners. All Trinity examiners must attend a standardisation conference every year and they also receive regular visits from a senior examiner to ensure that marks are consistent.