LAMDA Examinations

The best way to achieve anything is to give it your ALL. Our teaching ethos is to teach the student "How to think, not what to think".  The creativity resides in them, the performances resides in them, and with the right direction and form, it can explode on to the performance. What we achieve with our students is a guided exploration through rehearsal. With a nurtured environment a student is free to take risks and challenge themselves to full potential. The Lamda exams are a platform on which the student combines everything in rehearsal to deliver a performance.

LAMDA Examinations

Introductory

Three basic examinations exploring poetry and conversation skills designed to introduce the exams structure. Designed for individual candidates. Recommended from Reception to year 4


Speaking Verse and Prose

Reading for Performance

Speaking in Public

Acting

Devising Drama

Miming

Music Theatre

Shakespeare

Developing a strong speaking voice and memory skills, designed for individual candidates. Recommended from  year 3 to year 13.

Learning how to construct a performance recital, designed for individual candidates. Recommended from year 3 to year 13.

Developing essential skills for constructing and delivering talks, presentations and speeches. Designed for individual candidates. Recommended from year 3 to year 13.

Developing an understanding of text from the writers point of view, and making it into their own words. This category pursues the imagination of the student and teaches them how to express themselves. Recommended from year 3 to year 13.

Creating by exploring the ideas and themes, and realising them through devised dramatic performances. Solo and duologue. Recommended from year 3 to year 13.

Gaining an understanding for non-verbal communication by exploring body language and applying it to a dramatic performance. Solo or duo performanceRecommended from  year 3 to year 13.

Learning transitioning into song and movement from text. This teaches the student acting through singingRecommended from  year 3 to year 13.

Understanding Shakespeares iambic pentameter. William Shakespeares method of writing leaves clues on how to play his characters. We get to explore those ideas and orchestrate a form in which to freely play his magnificent rolesRecommended from  year 3 to year 13.