Lorna Whiston Preschool and English Enrichment Centres
Secondary

Our Speech and Drama programmes for older students address these changes through our dynamic new Speech, Drama and Preparation Programmes for the Trinity Communication Skills Exams.

The Trinity Communication Skills Exams are practical oral exams which are internationally recognized. In addition to providing our students with the skills they need to succeed in school, they give students a ‘real edge’ in the increasingly competitive world of education and employment.

Our Trinity Communication Skills Exams syllabus develops students’ ability to persuade, negotiate, summarise and communicate information, ideas and opinions in a variety of contexts. In addition to this, we offer students opportunities to develop their oral skills through group discussions, interaction and team work, all of which are widely recognized as key skill areas for success in later life.

  • Class duration - 1.5 hours

    United Square:
    Class size - 12 children per class

    Parkway Parade:
    Class size - 10 children per class

    Students learn how to structure persuasive speech and individual presentations. They receive guidance on how to make an impact when performing a variety of texts, including stories, poems, advertisements and newspaper reports.

    Towards the end of Term 3 and throughout Term 4, students are directed towards developing materials and skills in order to achieve success with the Trinity Level 3 Communication Skills Exam.
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  • Class duration - 1.5 hours

    United Square:
    Class size - 12 children per class

    Parkway Parade:
    Class size - 10 children per class

    At this level students are challenged to demonstrate skills of an industry standard. Presentations at this level are set within a global business context and are designed to be dynamic, relevant and accurate. Interpersonal skills such as leading discussions, business planning and agenda setting are enhanced. At this level students learn to use a call to action approach in order to win their target audience over.

    Towards the end of Term 3 and throughout Term 4, students are directed towards developing materials and skills in order to achieve success with the Trinity Level 8 Communication Skills Exam or the Professional Certificate in Communication Skills.
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  • Gone are the days of students only being required to make class presentations; now more than ever, students are tasked with delivering public speeches and school events and seminars. 

    At Lorna Whiston, we provide a positive, non-threatening environment that instils confidence in our students’ ability to speak publicly, as well as nurturing the skills required to deliver polished presentations. 

    In Confident Communicators, students learn to speak with expression and purpose, and how to effectively communicate their message to their audience. Our Confident Communicators course prides itself on having a global focus, using current events and issues as the basis for each student’s presentations.

    For our Secondary students, Confident Communicators builds on the foundation set in our Primary course, though new students are always able to join. 

    As they are older, our Secondary students are expected to construct more detailed presentations for increasingly specific mock audiences, as well as tackle more elaborate problems and conflicts in groups and individually. At the end of the course, students are offered the option of taking a Trinity College London Communications Exam.

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  • Nowadays students are often called upon to give class presentations or to deliver speeches at school events. At Lorna Whiston we offer a non-threatening, encouraging environment that instils greater confidence in public speaking, and nurtures the required skills to deliver a polished presentation. Students will learn how to speak with purpose, structure their presentations and convey their intended message effectively to an audience. Following the holiday programme, your child will have the option to enrol in our regular weekly programme and to take the globally recognised Trinity London (UK) Professional Certificate in Communications Skills.

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