All about UCAS points

Did you know that you can earn UCAS points with your LAMDA Exams?

Claim UCAS points with LAMDA Exams to assist university entry

Our Level Three Solo/Duo qualifications (that’s Grades 6 and up) 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. 

If you’ve taken exams from different syllabi, UCAS points can even be “stacked” to gain more points. So, as an example, points earned from an Acting exam in our Performance syllabi can be added to the points for a Reading for Performance exam from our Communication syllabi. If you are taking multiple exams in the same syllabi, you’ll only be able to claim one set of points. So, we recommend you pick the one that gives you the most UCAS points when you make your claim. 

Performance is: Acting, Devising Drama and Miming 

Communication is: Speaking Verse and Prose, Reading for Performance and Speaking in Public

The below table shows how UCAS points are calculated and how you can search these qualifications on the UCAS tariff calculator. Alternatively, you can download the tariff table on UCAS website here: UCAS tariff qualifications list.

How many UCAS points can be gained from LAMDA Exams?
Name of Exam Result: Pass Result: Merit Result: Distinction UCAS search
LAMDA Performance Graded Examinations - Grade 6 8 10 12 Graded qualifications in Speech and Drama - Grade 6 (insert “Performance” into Subject box)
LAMDA Performance Graded Examinations - Grade 7 12 14 16

Graded qualifications in Speech and Drama - Grade 7 (insert “Performance” into Subject box)

LAMDA Performance Graded Examinations - Grade 8 24 27 30

Graded qualifications in Speech and Drama - Grade 8 (insert “Performance” into Subject box)

LAMDA Communication Graded Examinations - Grade 6 8 10 12

Graded qualifications in Speech and Drama - Grade 6 (insert “Communication” into Subject box)

LAMDA Communication Graded Examinations - Grade 7 12 14 16

Graded qualifications in Speech and Drama - Grade 7 (insert “Communication” into Subject box)

LAMDA Communication Graded Examinations - Grade 8 24 27 30

Graded qualifications in Speech and Drama - Grade 8 (insert “Communication” into Subject box)

LAMDA Solo/Duo Musical Theatre Graded Examination - Grade 6 8 10 12

Certificate in Graded Examination in Music Performance - Grade 6

LAMDA Solo/Duo Musical Theatre Graded Examination - Grade 7 12 14 16

Certificate in Graded Examination in Music Performance - Grade 7

LAMDA Solo/Duo Musical Theatre Graded Examination - Grade 8 24 27 30

Certificate in Graded Examination in Music Performance - Grade 8

LAMDA Shakespeare Examination - Level 3 4 8 12

LAMDA Level 3 Certificate in Shakespeare

LAMDA Level 3 Certificate in Speech and Drama: Performance Studies (PCertLAM) 4 8 12

LAMDA Level 3 Certificate in Speech and Drama: Performance Studies

Name of Exam Result: Pass Result: Merit Result: Distinction UCAS search
LAMDA Performance Graded Examinations - Grade 6 8 10 12 Graded qualifications in Speech and Drama - Grade 6 (insert “Performance” into Subject box)
LAMDA Performance Graded Examinations - Grade 7 12 14 16

Graded qualifications in Speech and Drama - Grade 7 (insert “Performance” into Subject box)

LAMDA Performance Graded Examinations - Grade 8 24 27 30

Graded qualifications in Speech and Drama - Grade 8 (insert “Performance” into Subject box)

LAMDA Communication Graded Examinations - Grade 6 8 10 12

Graded qualifications in Speech and Drama - Grade 6 (insert “Communication” into Subject box)

LAMDA Communication Graded Examinations - Grade 7 12 14 16

Graded qualifications in Speech and Drama - Grade 7 (insert “Communication” into Subject box)

LAMDA Communication Graded Examinations - Grade 8 24 27 30

Graded qualifications in Speech and Drama - Grade 8 (insert “Communication” into Subject box)

LAMDA Solo/Duo Musical Theatre Graded Examination - Grade 6 8 10 12

Certificate in Graded Examination in Music Performance - Grade 6

LAMDA Solo/Duo Musical Theatre Graded Examination - Grade 7 12 14 16

Certificate in Graded Examination in Music Performance - Grade 7

LAMDA Solo/Duo Musical Theatre Graded Examination - Grade 8 24 27 30

Certificate in Graded Examination in Music Performance - Grade 8

LAMDA Shakespeare Examination - Level 3 4 8 12

LAMDA Level 3 Certificate in Shakespeare

LAMDA Level 3 Certificate in Speech and Drama: Performance Studies (PCertLAM) 4 8 12

LAMDA Level 3 Certificate in Speech and Drama: Performance Studies

Please note the following advice from the UCAS website:

'Just because your qualification receives Tariff points does not mean it will count towards the entry requirements for any course, even if the provider in question uses Tariff points in their entry requirements. You must check the course entry requirements carefully to see which qualifications are, and are not, accepted.'

Please check the entry requirements of the university and/or course you are applying for.