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.
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).
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.
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.
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.