GESE Initial Grades 1-3

GESE Initial Grades 1-3


GESE Grade CEFR Level
Grade 1 Pre-A1
Grade 2 A1
Grade 3 A2.1

GESE Initial stage exams are for people with basic English language ability, and focus on building confidence and motivation in English language communication.

GESE Grade 2 and Grade 5 exams are approved for UK visa or settlement purposes.

Exam structure

At all three grades, the exam takes the form of an unscripted conversation with a Trinity examiner, and lasts between
5 and 7 minutes, depending on the grade. The examiner uses visual materials to engage the candidate and create an
authentic conversation to test their speaking and listening skills.