Speech and Drama

The Speech and Drama syllabus is ideal for students who would like to improve their performance of written text for a wide range of circumstances. Take a look to see what level is right for you or your student.

Grade 5

  • Recommended for students who have previously sat Grade 4 TCL or are 12+ years of age

  • Prepare and perform 3 pieces of the students own choice

  • Perform an impromptu storytelling or sight-reading task

  • Respond to previously unseen questions about the creative and practical process of preparing the items for performance

  • Develop vocal and physical skills for performance

Grade 6

  • Recommended for students who have previously sat Grade 5 TCL or are 14+ years of age

  • Earn up to 12 UCAS points

  • Prepare and perform 3 pieces of the students own choice

  • Perform an impromptu storytelling or sight reading task

  • Respond to previously unseen questions about the creative and practical process of preparing the items for performance

  • Display development and knowledge of vocal and physical skills for public speaking

  • Identify challenges and features of different writing styles

Grade 7

  • Recommended for students who have previously sat Grade 6 TCL or are 15+ years of age

  • Earn up to 16 UCAS points

  • Prepare and perform 3 contrasting pieces of the students own choice

  • Analyse and discuss performance aspects of an unseen text

  • Respond to previously unseen questions about the creative and practical process of preparing the items for performance

  • Display development and knowledge of vocal and physical skills for public speaking

  • Discuss influence of social and historical influence on performance

Grade 8

  • Recommended for students who have previously sat Grade 7 TCL or are 16+ years of age

  • Earn up to 30 UCAS points

  • Prepare and perform a program of 3 contrasting pieces of the students own choice. The performer must explain the contrasts and themes of each piece

  • Analyse and discuss the performance and content of an unseen text

  • Respond to previously unseen questions about the creative and practical process of preparing the items for performance

  • Explain and demonstrate advance vocal skills and physical used in speaking and performance, and effective rehearsal process

  • Discuss influence of social and historical influence on performance