Solo Introductory

Learning new skills while having fun, this is a great starting point for learners to gain confidence.
A LAMDA learner taking an exam

About the Solo Introductory exam

Our Introductory exams are the perfect start for both young learners and those who have never taken an exam before. 

By learning the words of a fun poem from the likes of Michael Rosen and Valerie Bloom our Introductory learners are developing the ability to express themselves clearly while also improving their memorisation and recall.  

Not only that, they are also gaining in self-confidence as they talk about the things they love, like their favourite toy, place or book. These conversations encourage our learners to feel at ease with answering questions, listening and using description.

This is a non-regulated examination.

Solo Introductory exams at Stage 1, Stage 2, Stage 3 are now available online. Find out how to book here

I was astonished to see my younger daughter recite her first poem. I never imagined she could have so many expressions. My daughters have grown a lot in expressing themselves and built confidence

Parent, 2020

What does the exam involve? 

Type of exam: Solo 

Time allowance: 10 minutes 

  • Speaking one set poem from memory
  • A short conversation with the examiner, initiated by a favourite toy or object (brought into the room by the learner)
  • Describing how to play a game

Please see the LAMDA Introductory Graded Examinations Syllabus (2019) for full details.

Type of exam: Solo 

Time allowance: 10 minutes 

  • Speaking one set poem from memory
  • A short conversation with the examiner, initiated by a picture, photograph, drawing or postcard of one of the following: Family, Favourite place, Memorable event, or Favourite animal (brought into the room by the learner)
  • Describing a favourite activity

Please see the LAMDA Introductory Graded Examinations Syllabus (2019) for full details.

Type of exam: Solo 

Time allowance: 10 minutes 

  • Speaking one set poem from memory
  • A short conversation with the examiner based the learner’s favourite book (brought into the room by the learner)
  • Explaining the reasons for their choice of book, their favourite section and favourite character in the book

Please see the LAMDA Introductory Graded Examinations Syllabus (2019) for full details.

Requirements

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

Resources

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

You will need: 

  • Introductory Syllabus from August 2019
  • Verse and Prose Anthology Volume 19

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