What happens on the day of a LAMDA exam
You’re all booked in. You know your pieces back to front and upside down. Now what?
Exam day checklist
- Learner Examination Report
- ID (if you are over 16 on the day of your exam) - see the FAQ on ID here
- Legible copies of the pieces you are performing
- Any equipment or props you need for your exam
Preparing for exam day and taking your exam
Leave enough travelling time
You should plan to arrive at least 20 minutes before your allocated exam time. Check train times and traffic updates in advance. If you arrive late, you may not be able to take your exam and you will need to rebook and pay your exam fee again.
Before you leave home, double check that you have everything you need. Use the above checklist to help. You should have your Learner Examination Report all filled in and ready.
Remember your ID and forms
If you are taking an exam which asks you to choose your own pieces, the Learner Examination Report is the place to tell us what you are performing.
In the space provided write the titles of the pieces, the writers’ names and the names of the characters. Make sure that you also bring a legible copy of the text along with you for the examiner to see.
If you are 16 or over on the day of your exam, you will need to bring ID with you.
Check your props
If you require any equipment or props for your exam, you’re going to need to check that you have them and that they are working.
We do not provide musical or sound equipment, pianos, keyboards, page turners or accompanists – so if you are planning on using these in your exam make sure you have all of this arranged beforehand.
When you arrive
As soon as you arrive in the centre, go to the registration desk and tell them who you are and what exam you are taking.
Once you are signed in, you will be asked to wait. Take a seat and go over your pieces again, or just relax.
When your examiner is ready for you, a steward will call your name. They will take you to the room where you will be doing your exam and introduce you to the examiner.
During the exam
The examiner will guide you through your exam. Remember to tell them which exam you are doing and introduce the pieces you are performing.
When you’ve finished your pieces, the examiner will ask you a few questions. You are encouraged to ask for questions or instructions to be repeated if they are unclear to you. Examiners will be happy to rephrase any questions or instructions if necessary.
After the exam
That’s it! One of the stewards will take you back to the waiting area and then you’re free to leave.
Your examiner will forward their report to us and we’ll check that everything is in order and send out your results. See Exam Noticeboard for the latest timeframe for exam results.