Exams update

06 April 2020

As the COVID-19 situation continues, we have sadly decided to postpone examinations scheduled during May. We understand what a disappointing time it is for our learners and teachers, who have been working so hard to prepare for their LAMDA Exams, however the safety of everyone concerned – learners, teachers, examiners, centre coordinators and support staff – is naturally always our main priority. We will be in touch with all those people affected to reschedule or offer Transfer Credit Vouchers.  

In these unsettling and challenging times, we know how important it is to offer a sense of normality and a chance to celebrate success together. As such, we are exploring opportunities in order to deliver remote, online examinations in the coming months. 

The Exams team are working hard to find a way to assess our learners online while maintaining the integrity and rigour that LAMDA Exams are renowned for, all across the world. 

In preparation for this, we are moving many of our processes into the digital realm, including the way in which our examiners mark exams and how our learners are registered for exam events taking place in public centres. Registrations for exams taking place in private exam centres can already be done online and we will shortly be making a web form available to register learners at our public centres. 

We will be testing and trialling our online assessment procedures throughout April and May with the intention to offer remote exams in June for many of our Entry and Level One exams. 

We are also planning to extend our UK public centre exam events over the summer and offer additional examination events in August, in order to assess as many learners as possible. 

We will make a decision on this, and our exam events taking place in June and July, in due course. 

If your learners are amongst those affected by the cancellations, we will be in touch as soon as possible to offer you alternative opportunities to be examined. 

More information on all of this will follow shortly. Until then, stay safe.