All Examinations

We revise all of our Qualification and Examinations on a five year cycle. As such, our Examinations in Communication, Performance, Group and Introductory will all have new syllabus specifications that come into effect from 1 August 2019. You can find out more about these changes here.

When will the new syllabus and anthologies be available to teachers?

The new syllabus specifications for Communication, Performance, Group and Introductory Qualifications and Examinations, along with the Acting Anthology – Volume 4, and Verse and Prose Anthology – Volume 19 will be made available to teachers from Spring 2019.

What changes are being made?

We have kept changes to a minimum, but have taken on board feedback from our teachers, parents, Examiners and internal observation.

For Acting and Speaking Verse and Prose Examinations, the set pieces will be updated, and Anthologies will be made available at the same time as the syllabus.

What support will be offered to teachers?

LAMDA will be running free online webinars/videos throughout the summer of 2019 for teachers to engage with. Teacher support material will also be revised in line with the syllabus revision. We will continue to run our summer workshops here at LAMDA every July, and will offer any advice and support over the phone or via email.

Who can I talk to to get more information on LAMDA qualifications?

To learn more about the options available to you please call us on 0208 834 0530, or email [email protected].

LAMDA’s Shakespeare examinations provide the opportunity to develop an understanding and appreciation of characterisation and use of language by exploring Shakespeare’s plays and sonnets.

Levels One-Three [Regulated Qualification]

Available for first teaching from 01 September 2017 and first examining from 01 January 2018.

Three basic examinations exploring poetry and conversation skills designed to introduce the exams structure.

Introductory [Non-Regulated Examination]

Three basic examinations exploring poetry and conversation skills designed to introduce the exams structure. Designed for individual candidates.

Group Introductory [Non-Regulated Examination]

A group version of the LAMDA introductory examinations. Designed for groups of three to ten candidates.

LAMDA’s communication examinations provide the opportunity to develop a clear speaking voice, positive body language and self-confidence by exploring different uses of spoken English.

Speaking Verse and Prose [Regulated Qualification]

Developing a strong speaking voice and memory skills, designed for individual candidates.

Reading for Performance [Regulated Qualification]

Learning how to construct a performance recital, designed for individual candidates.

Speaking in Public [Regulated Qualification]

Developing essential skills for constructing and delivering talks, presentations and speeches. Designed for individual candidates.

LAMDA’s performance examinations use drama to develop self-confidence, physical presence and a strong speaking voice.

Acting [Regulated Qualification]

Developing a strong speaking voice and good memory skills by learning and performing monologues and duologues. Designed for solo or duologue performances.

Devising Drama [Regulated Qualification]

Developing creativity by exploring ideas and themes, and realising them through devised dramatic performances. Designed for solo or duologue performances.

Miming [Regulated Qualification]

Gaining an understanding of non-verbal communication by exploring body language and facial expression, and putting it into a dramatic performance. Designed for solo or duo performances.

For three or more learners, LAMDA’s group examinations build the same communication and life skills as the other examination formats, but also help to develop team-working skills.

Group Acting [Non-Regulated Examination]

Working as a group to perform acting scenes to recognise and enhance team work. Designed for groups of three to 15 candidates.

Group Devising Drama [Non-Regulated Examination]

Maximising the creativity of a group and working together to create dramatic scenes. Designed for groups of three to 15 candidates.

Group Recital [Non-Regulated Examination]

Exploring the group dynamics involved in developing and performing a recital including performed pieces and devised introductions, linking statements and conclusions.. Designed for groups of three or more candidates.

Choral-Speaking [Non-Regulated Examination]

Working as a group to perform verse and prose selections, designed for groups of three or more candidates.

Solo/Duo Musical Theatre [Regulated Qualification]

Enhancing self-confidence though singing and acting. Designed for solo or duologue performances.

Group Musical Theatre [Non-Regulated Examination]

Utilising the vocal and acting skills of the individuals in the group to deliver cohesive and believable musical theatre scenes. Designed for groups of three or more candidates.

A range of qualifications designed to develop advanced performance or teaching skills.

LAMDA Certificate in Speech and Drama: Performance Studies (PCertLAM) [Regulated Qualification]

The PCertLAM is a great way to progress from a simple graded exam to a more complex, multi-unit qualification.

LAMDA Level 5 Diploma in Communication, Speech and Drama Education (LSDE) [Regulated Qualification]

The LSDE is designed develop the skills, knowledge and understanding required to teach communication skills, speech and drama.

LAMDA International Teacher’s Certificate in Communication (LTCC) [Non-Regulated Examination]

The LTCC is designed to help non-UK teachers develop the skills to teach communication and speech, primarily in the context of LAMDA’s Level 1 Communication examinations.

LAMDA International Teacher’s Certificate in Performance (LTCP) [Non-Regulated Examination]

The LTCP is designed to help non-UK teachers develop the ability to teach performance skills, primarily in the context of LAMDA’s Level 1 Performance examinations.