LAMDA (The London Academy Of Music and Drama) is one of the UK's most prestigious and Internationally recognised London Drama Schools and awarding bodies. LAMDA is Ofqual approved and a also British educational awarding body and recognised qualification. These exams are availble in the subjects below can be taken at four levels. The higher level exams award UCAS points which can be used alongside other qualifications to gain a place at University.
Lamda exams encourage, inspire and improve English language skills such as a wider vocabulary,clarity of diction and articulation, presentation skills, creative conﬁdence,reading skills and public speaking skills which are now becoming essential in terms of future business skills and employment opportunities.
Entry Level-This is for very young performers and the Acting, Verse and Prose and Speaking in Public syllabi are an excellent way of introducing speech and drama skills for children aged 6 and upwards. Level 1 - Lamda Grades 1, 2 & 3 Level 2 - Lamda Grades 4 & 5 Level 3 - Lamda Grades 6, 7 & 8 (Bronze, Silver & Gold Medal Level)
Introductory Lamda Examinations are for younger students.
Acting Developing acting skills required for communicating character and context. Developing a strong, expressive speaking voice and good memory skills by learning and performing monologues and duologues.
Speaking Verse & Prose Designed to develop the skills necessary for effective communication of novels and poetry. Helps develop a strong, confident speaking voice,memory skills and English litriture knowledge.
Reading for Performance Developing a recital around a theme of the pupil's choice and developing an introduction, links and a conclusion to tie it all together. Prose and verse selections do not need to be learnt.
Speaking In Public Developing essential skills for constructing and delivering talks, presentations and speeches.
Shakespeare Exam A new qualification in three levels designed to allow pupils to focus purely on some of the best Shakespearian speeches and study the language used.
Musical Theatre Depending on the grade, pupils perform contrasting musical pieces of their choice, as well as a short devised introductions in character and a monologue, with the emphasis on Acting through song.
Level Three qualifications. Grades 6,7 and 8 are included in the UCAS Tariff. This means that if you pass those exams you can claim points to help you with university entry in the UK. Lamda Medal level exams carry up to 30 UCAS, so a Grade 8 Lamda exam result at Distinction level,carries 30 UCAS Points. If you completed 2 different subjects and was awarded a distinction in both, you would gain 60 UCAS points that can be used for University entrance. If you take LAMDA exams from different syllabi (for example; Acting,Public Speaking and Verse and Prose combined), UCAS points can even be added together to gain even more UCAS points.
LAMDA exams run throughout the year. It is very easy to book a LAMDA Exam. Students can take their exams in person at LAMDA in Talgarth Road, Hammersmith in London. Also, students can choose to take their exams online in the comfort of their own homes.
Exams are available most weekends on Saturdays and Sundays at LAMDA in Hammersmith.
Parents just need to go to the website below to choose an appropriate date.
My teaching method is unique as I am able to teach my students in a shorter time period. This means that most of my students take at least 2 to 3 exams a year. However every student learns differently and I use various tecniques to cater to the individual needs of each and every student,to maximise their learning potential. Also for Grades 6,7 and 8 Acting and Verse and Prose exams, there is linked English litriture theory and students can learn about a variety of writers such as William Shakespeare and also classical Greek writers such as Soprocles and Euripides.