Speech and Drama students are entered for Trinity College London Examinations, typically in either March, July or November. Stage 84 is a registered examination centre, thereby eliminating a requirement to travel to another centre or for students to work in unfamiliar surroundings. We have achieved a 100% pass rate in these examinations since first entering in 1984. In 2008 a Stage 84 student received the highest mark in Great Britain in Communication Skills at Grade 5 (an outstanding 98%). As a result she was awarded a prestigious Exhibition Award by Trinity College London in recognition of her achievement.
Trinity College London is a highly respected board to be examined by. Their certificates are held in high esteem and will enhance any CV. Older students holding Trinity certificates applying to further and higher education institutions will find them advantageous, as evidence of extra curricular education and development. Advanced level qualifications (Grades 6-8) are formally recognised within the UCAS Tariff for entry to UK higher education, effective from 2008.
Students may enter for examination in the following syllabuses:
Speech & Drama | Performing Text | Individual Acting Skills
Shakespeare | Communication Skills | Performance Arts
Classes run on Monday and Thursday evenings as well as Saturday mornings at the Old Fire Station, Idle and are organised as follows (all ages):
SD1/SD2/SD3 (Monday) - Between 5.00pm-9.00pm
SD4/SD5/SD6 (Thursday) - Between 5.00pm-9.00pm
SD7 (Saturday) - Between 10.00am-12.00noon
Throughout the year students are expected to wear sensible clothing to enable them to move safely, easily and comfortably during lessons. Flat shoes and trousers / bottoms are desirable, wearing of jewellery is discouraged. Hair should be tied back so the face can be seen clearly. For examinations, a smart clean outfit is appreciated.
Stage 84 t-shirt, black trousers / plain jogging bottoms, black socks and black footwear may be worn. Information here.
Speech and Drama offers young people of every age and ability the chance to perform for live audiences, be trained by experienced professionals, explore literature & drama and build confidence. Disciplines learned in Speech and Drama classes often become life skills a young person may draw upon in later life. Every student is valued as an individual and guided to achieve their own potential. All students have the opportunity to be represented by the School for potential work in professional television, film, radio and theatre productions.
If you are interested in joining a Speech and Drama class at Stage 84, please navigate to our Contact page for contact details.