LAMDA 2017 Results

  • 53 examination candidates entered
  • 100% Pass Rate (again!)
  • 90%+ candidates achieved a Distinction

International Examinations

In school, in the boardroom, on stage and in life you need polished performance and communication skills to stand out

We can benchmark your skills internationally and enable you to receive UK RQF certified training in various performance and communication fields. We offer one on one training and international certification, for ages 9 to adult,  in the following areas:-

  • Acting,
  • Musical Theatre,
  • Shakespeare
  • Mime,
  • Devising Drama
  • Verse and Prose,
  • Public Speaking,
  • Reading for Performance

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Who is LAMDA?

LAMDA is one of the UK’s oldest and most respected awarding organisations, LAMDA, London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. They have been offering practical examinations in communication and performance subjects for over 130 years. In this time, their qualifications have helped hundreds of thousands of candidates of all ages and abilities to develop lifelong skills. LAMDA exams are about achievement – recognising and rewarding the endeavours of each individual – but they are also about empowerment. Their ultimate aim is to provide all people with the opportunity to develop the life skills they need to be a success: attributes such as self-confidence and the ability to communicate clearly and present ideas.

Why do we hold exams?

Exams offer an ongoing measurement of progress in the fields of performance and communication. Examinations provide a fantastic way for us to benchmark your year on year development to international standards.

Who should take a Performance or Communication Exam?

All kinds of people can benefit from taking the exams:

  • Anyone who loves drama and wants to do and learn more.
  • Anyone who wants their performance and communication skills benchmarked on an international level.
  • Drama students who want to polish their skills, improve stage technique, work with interesting texts and prepare for auditions.
  • Those who want to improve their spoken English and work on presentation skills.

What happens in an Exam?

An exam comprises of two elements. First the candidate or candidates give a performance, which an examiner watches. Then the candidate or candidates have a short discussion with the examiner. A performance might consist of acted monologues or scenes, a recital of poems and prose pieces or presentations on chosen subjects. The kind of pieces chosen for performance, the number and length of the pieces, and the nature of the discussion depends on the grade being taken. Some pieces and subjects will be prescribed, and others may be freely chosen by the candidate. At one end of the scale, a young beginner taking an Introductory Exam recites a short poem of around eight lines and then talks informally to the examiner about a favourite toy. At the other end, a Grade 8 Acting student presents three monologues or scenes, at least one of which is classical, and then has a lengthy formal discussion with the examiner about the technicalities of the acting process and acting theory.


LAMDA has been recognised as an awarding organisation by Ofqual, the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulations in England, and the corresponding regulatory authorities in Wales (Qualification Wales) and Northern Ireland (CCEA).

There are many benefits to being a recognised awarding organisation with Ofqual:

  • it gives confidence to students and employers that the qualifications are delivered by an organisation whose integrity, resources and competence have been independently checked
  • it informs those who use the awarding organisation’s qualifications – students, schools, employers etc. – that the qualifications are monitored and are of the advertised standard and level
  • if the awarding organisation develops qualifications for specific trades or industries, it gives assurance that the qualification is suitable for those specific or specialist needs
  • it allows the awarding organisation’s qualifications to be transferred throughout Europe as part of the European Qualifications Framework (EQF) and can enhance the standing of the awarding organisation’s qualifications in countries outside Europe.

LAMDAs qualifications are credit-bearing qualifications that previously sat on the Qualifications and Credit Framework. This framework it did not allow direct comparisons to other qualification types. It was disbanded and replaced by the Regulated Qualification Framework (RQF) in Dec 2015. The advent of Ofquals new Regulated Qualification Framework now allows for direct comparison between academic (ie GCSEs/A’Levels) and vocational qualifications (ie LAMDA qualifications). The levels of the qualifications on the RQF are the same as when they sat on the QCF. Comparison qualifications by Level for LAMDA qualifications can be found in this table.