TRINITY Young Performers Certificate encourage young children to develop performance, musical and communication skills as they create and explore stories, songs, roles and situations through the imaginative and integrated use of movement, music, voice and artwork.


Trinity College London believes that effective communicative and performance skills are life-enhancing, know no bounds and should be within reach of us all. TRINITY exists to promote and foster the best possible communicative and performance skills through assessment, content, and training which is innovative, personal and authentic.

Trinity College London is a leading international exam board and independent education charity that has been providing assessments around the world since 1877. We specialize in the assessment of communicative and performance skills covering music, drama, combined arts, and English language. With over 850,000 candidates a year in more than 60 countries worldwide, Trinity qualifications are specifically designed to help students progress.

Our aim is to inspire teachers and learners through the creation of assessments that are enjoyable to prepare for, rewarding to teach and that develop the skills needed in real life.

Children present a short group performance which takes the form of some kind of enactment of one of the following:
✰ Story
Nursery Rhyme
✰ Poem
✰ Myth or Fairy Story
✰ Song
✰ Musical Work

Children use a variety of performance, musical and communication skills such as:
✰ Speaking Poetry or Prose
Dramatic Expression
✰ Singing
✰ Playing Musical Instruments
Expressive Movement
✰ Mime
✰ Use of Costume, Props, Masks
Use of Puppets

The children’s teacher is present throughout and may lead or direct the performance.

The Bronze Certificate allows young children to take their first steps in exploring performance, musical and communication skills in a familiar and supportive atmosphere. The work presented should emerge out of child-centered play or group activities and have a form and structure with which the children are familiar. It can be based on an original story devised by the group. While there is no need for a complex plot, there should be some basic narrative to focus and progress the piece.

✰ Group-based presentation (6–12 children)
✰ 5–8-minute performance
✰ Integration of at least two skills (performance, musical or communication skills)
✰ Teacher-led

The Silver Certificate allows children to continue to develop their performance skills in a mutually supportive atmosphere, while allowing individuals to make their own contributions to the group presentation. As with the Bronze Certificate, group dynamic is important, but the emphasis shifts to encouraging
individual as well as group responsibility. Children may now make their own individual, pair or small group contributions to the performance as a whole. This might be through movement, performing a role in the story, singing a song or playing a musical instrument. The performance will normally include a range of characters, moods and situations which encourage a variety of individual and group responses. The narrative structure should be clear and move towards an appropriate ending.

✰ Group-based presentation (6–12 children) with
individual/pair/small group contributions
✰ 8–12-minute performance
✰ Integration of two to three skills (performance, musical or communication skills)
✰ Teacher-supported

The highest level of the Young Performers Certificates, Gold Certificate, aims to sufficiently develop performance skills to provide children with a sound foundation for Initial level graded exams in speech and drama, acting, musical theatre or music.
The work presented should be clearly structured, contain identifiable characters, and demonstrate contrasting moods and dynamics within an imagined storyline or situation. All group members should be given the opportunity to display some independence and confidence through individual, pair or small group contributions.

✰ Group-based presentation (6–12 children) with
individual/pair/small group contributions
✰ 10–15-minute performance
✰ Integration of at least three skills (performance, musical or communication skills)
✰ Teacher may discreetly direct the performance

The group is allowed a couple of minutes to come into the room, settle and prepare for their performance. The examiner introduces themselves and creates a supportive atmosphere.

The length of the assessment will vary according to the level at which candidates are entered, the group size and the nature of the prepared performance. After the assessment, the examiner will talk informally to the children about how they went about preparing the work. During the conversation, group members will normally be presented with a sticker in recognition
of their achievement.

The group will then leave the room and the examiner will write a report recording the group’s work and noting areas of outstanding achievement. This will be handed to the teacher on completion of the session. Each participant subsequently receives an individual certificate from Trinity College London.

✰ Registration Deadline: end of February
✰ Training Period: January – May

✰ Registration Deadline: end of August
✰ Training Period: July – November

Training sessions for the preparation for each grade will differ and depends on the requirements. There is a minimum of 6 months of 24 sessions to prepare for each grade. Level 3 exams will require a minimum of 36 sessions to prepare.

Class Levels


S$40 / class
  • 4 years old
  • Group Class Type
  • 1 hour / weekly
  • 20 sessions / semester
  • Exam Fees NOT included


S$45 / class
  • 5 years old
  • Group Class Type
  • 1 hour / weekly
  • 20 sessions / semester
  • Exam Fees NOT included


S$50 / class
  • 6 years old
  • Group Class Type
  • 1 hour / weekly
  • 20 sessions / semester
  • Exam Fees NOT included

Our Trainers

Maria Galang

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