Syllabi Update: Introductory, Communication & Performance

14 February 2024

Update 21 May 2024 - Following feedback from customers, we have updated our Introductory, Communications and Performance syllabi which are now available to download via the links below and will be available in paperback from Monday 3 June 2024.

Updated Syllabus Specifications for LAMDA Introductory, Communication and Performance qualifications to come into effect from 1 August 2024.

We are pleased to announce that syllabus specifications for our updated qualifications are now available in digital format to download from the LAMDA website. The first assessments under the new specifications will take place from 1 August 2024.

Please read the information below carefully to ensure that learners are prepared according to the specifications that will be in effect when they are examined.

The syllabi will be available to purchase in paperback from 3 June 2024. In the meantime, sign up to hear when the syllabi are available:

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Update 30 April 2024 - We have assessed the feedback received from customers following the release of our new publications, and will be releasing an updated version of our Introductory, Communication and Performance syllabi in due course.

As part of this update, Learners will be able to perform all pieces in the new Acting Anthology Volume 5 and previous Acting Anthology Volume 4, and all pieces in the new Verse and Prose Anthology Volume 20 and Verse and Prose Anthology Volume 19, for first assessment from 1 August 2024.

Affected qualifications and exams:

  • LAMDA Introductory Examinations (Solo and Group, Stages 1, 2 and 3)
  • LAMDA Graded Examinations in Communication (Entry Level to Grade 8, Speaking Verse and Prose, Reading for Performance, Speaking in Public)
  • LAMDA Graded Examinations in Performance (Solo, Duo, and Combined, Entry Level to Grade 8, Acting, Devising Drama, Miming)

We will continue to assess learners who have been entered for the above qualifications against the applicable 2019 syllabus specifications for exams taken up to and including 31 July 2024. 

The syllabi are now available to download for free from the LAMDA website, and will be available to purchase in paperback from the LAMDA online shop from June 2024.

Development 

LAMDA is passionate about designing each qualification so that every individual can demonstrate their skills, knowledge, and creativity.

The new syllabus specifications have been developed following an in-depth process including detailed consultation with a range of stakeholders, including teachers, centre coordinators and examiners, with clarity and accessibility at the forefront of all changes.

Over the coming months, LAMDA will also be developing additional support materials. More details coming soon.  

New Acting and Verse & Prose Anthologies

Publishing on 25 April 2024, LAMDA will be partnering with Nick Hern Books to distribute our new anthologies internationally, in both paperback and ebook formats.

FAQs

The following new syllabus specifications will be available from 1 April 2024.

  • LAMDA Introductory Examinations (Solo and Group, Stages 1, 2 and 3)
  • LAMDA Graded Examinations in Communication (Entry Level to Grade 8, Speaking Verse and Prose, Reading for Performance, Speaking in Public)
  • LAMDA Graded Examinations in Performance (Solo, Duo, and Combined, Entry Level to Grade 8, Acting, Devising Drama, Miming)

All changes have been made based on feedback from a range of stakeholders. Details of the specific changes will be published on our website soon. 

LAMDA will launch the release of the new syllabi with an online webinar for teachers. Dates for this will be released soon.

If you are interested in attending these online webinars, please register your interest with this form and tick the 'New Syllabi' box.

Other support materials will be launched over the coming months. Watch this space for more information.