FAQ - Communication Skills with Trinity College London

It can be hard to wrap your head around all the different Trinity College London exams. Here we have complied a list of commonly asked questions to help you better understand the Communication Skills exams offered by Trinity.

What is Communication Skills?

The communications skills syllabus develops communication and public speaking skills for a variety of different context both formal and informal. Some students might prepare for an interview scenarios, others will develop presentations with the intention to inform an audience about an area of interest. Students may also explore the skills needed to host events, such as giving awards and introducing speakers. Even the best speakers can benefit from the skills practiced through the communication skills syllabus.

Who is this subject for?

Everyone who wants to improve their communication skills, especially those wanting to develop public speaking skills. If you fancy yourself as a future President, activist or lawyer you’ll develop the skills you need to win over the hearts and minds of your harshest critics.

On the other hand, if you are terrified of speaking in front of an audience, breaking down the skills that go into communication your thoughts, opinions and ideas can give you the confidence to seek out new opportunities and can reduce your anxiety in most social settings.

As exams and lessons are only conducted in English, those who have learned English as a second language will need to be confident with their English skills. Trinity College London recommends that students are at a CEFR B2 English level for grade 3 and up, and a C1 English level for these exams at grade 6 and above.

What do I have to do in the exam?

The tasks vary depending on what level you choose, but you have a lot of flexibility around what you actually choose to talk about. To learn more about the specific tasks for each level, take a look here. For the majority of graded examinations, students sit 2 prepared tasks, and one task that involves improvisation skills. Students also engage in co