The London Academy of Speech and Drama (LAMDA) offers children the opportunity to gain a graded certificate in performance from Year 2. Lessons take place on an individual basis or in pairs. Lessons are taught by Mrs Heather Jenvey who equips children with presentation skills. The children taking individual or group lessons work towards a LAMDA examinations.
A number of staff support children with interview skills for 11/13+ interviews and allows the opportunity to explore drama skills and techniques.
For the LAMDA examination, children will recite a poem from memory and present.
LAMDA examinations are designed to equip learners, whatever their age or aspirations, with a range of skills which will serve them throughout life. They can:
- Unlock imagination and creative thinking
- Build self-confidence and self-esteem
- Develop communication skills
- Refine technical skills and artistry
- Promote team-work
What do LAMDA do?
LAMDA offer a wide range of examinations including Acting, Speaking of Verse and Prose, Mime, Reading for Performance, Spoken English and Public Speaking. Performance examinations may be taken individually or with a partner and LAMDA also offers group examinations in Speaking, Acting and Devised Performance.
- To develop an appreciation for drama and literature
- Improve standards of communication through the spoken word
- Provide a framework through which individuals can develop
- Support the creative, social and intellectual development of an individual
- Build confidence and self esteem
- Enable students to acquire skill certification
- Through examination provide a record of personal achievement
How are the LAMDA exams graded?
- Entry level (minimum Age 8)
- Level 1: Grades 1 – 3
- Level 2: Grades 4 – 5
- Level 3: Grades 6 – 8
LAMDA accreditationLAMDA examinations are accredited by the QCA (Qualifications and Curriculum Authority) providing both nationally and internationally recognised qualifications.