Group Acting

Perfect for groups of three to 15 learners to collaborate in fun and creative ways on larger dramatic pieces.
LAMDA learners perform in a group

About the Group Acting exam

Our Group Acting exams are a great way to get an entire class involved, building camaraderie as they take their exam together. 

Groups can be made up of between three and 15 learners, all performing together. 

Scenes are not set, which means that they can be picked to suit the specific needs and numbers of the group. Each member speaks enough dialogue that they are able to fully establish their character in the scene. 

Teamwork is essential. The group is graded as a whole, receiving one collective result for all their hard work.  

This is a non-regulated examination.

Teaching the Group Acting exam

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What does the exam involve? 

Type of exam: Group 

Time allowance: 10 minutes

  • Performing one scene from memory

Please see the syllabus for full details. 

Type of exam: Group 

Time allowance: 15 minutes 

  • Performing one scene from memory 

Please see the syllabus for full details.

Type of exam: Group 

Time allowance: 20 minutes 

  • Performing one scene, or a sequence of scenes, from memory 

Please see the syllabus for full details.

Type of exam: Group 

Time allowance: Grade 6: 25 minutes. Grades 7 & 8: 30 minutes

  • Performing two scenes from memory 

Please see the syllabus for full details.


Full details of the requirements, assessment criteria and regulations can be found in the LAMDA Group Graded Examinations Syllabus. 

Resources & Teaching Materials

How to find the set pieces for each exam

The list of set pieces for each Exam can be found in the corresponding syllabi for each exam. You can download the syllabi as a free pdf via our Download Centre or visit our online shop.

We are unable to verify the suitability of own choice pieces, please refer to the Exam Content and Assessment and Grading Criteria detailed for the exam subject and grade entered.

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What syllabi will I need for this exam?

All our syllabi listed below are available for free via download, or you can purchase our full range of publications from our online shop.

You will need: 

  • Group Syllabus from August 2019

These might also be useful:

  • Acting Anthology Volume 4 
  • Acting Anthology Volume 3

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