LAMDA EXAMS

About LAMDA

Founded in 1861, LAMDA (London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art) is the oldest drama school in the UK and offers exams in speech and drama, to any age and to people with varied aspirations. Skills developed serve people throughout life – based on the ability to:

  • Read easily, fluently and with good understanding
  • Improve confidence in speaking and listening
  • Expand vocabulary to improve powers of self-expression
  • Research and create persuasive formal presentations
  • Memorise and recall information
  • Engage in constructive informal conversation
  • Create and defend arguments
  • Work both on their own and as part of a team

About LAMDA

Founded in 1861, LAMDA (London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art) is the oldest drama school in the UK and offers exams in speech and drama, to any age and to people with varied aspirations. Skills developed serve people throughout life – based on the ability to:

  • Read easily, fluently and with good understanding
  • Improve confidence in speaking and listening
  • Expand vocabulary to improve powers of self-expression
  • Research and create persuasive formal presentations
  • Memorise and recall information
  • Engage in constructive informal conversation
  • Create and defend arguments
  • Work both on their own and as part of a team

LAMDA has been offering exams in speech and drama to the public for over 130 years and has developed a reputation for excellence in providing Communication and Performance exams in the UK and internationally.  No matter what direction pupils may take in the future, these exams provide the opportunity to nurture their natural abilities and provide them with skills to enhance their self-confidence – in turn enabling them to engage and contribute fully, whether at school or at work.  The ultimate aim is to fulfil their potential.

LAMDA Graded exams are open to everyone and there is no minimum age restriction – the choice of repertoire is intended to appeal to students of all ages and abilities.  They do not need any prior experience before their first exam – whatever grade that might be.

Please see below for suggested grades and ages:

LAMDA level LAMDA exam Age School year
Introductory INTRODUCTORY Stage 1 5 Year 1
Stage 2 6 Year 2
Foundation Stage 3 7 Year 3
ENTRY Entry 8 Year 4
Intermediate LEVEL 1 Grade 1 9 Year 5
Grade 2 10 Year 6
Grade 3 11 Year 7
LEVEL 2 Grade 4 12 Year 8
Grade 5 13 Year 9
LEVEL 3 Grade 6 14 Year 10
Grade 7 15 Year 11
Grade 8 16 Year 12

There is also an added incentive for any student, whether they are studying Drama at school or not, to do a LAMDA exam. A student can take Grade 6 (sometimes as young as 13 years old) and earn 12 UCAS points. By the time they take Grade 8 they can potentially earn 30 points –  the equivalent to an A-Level.

Attainment Level Grade 6 Grade 7 Grade 8
Distinction 12 points 16 points 30 points
Merit 10 points 14 points 27 points
Merit 8 points 12 points 24 points

For more information, have a look at the LAMDA website:

https://www.lamda.ac.uk/examinations/about-examinations/lamda-qualifications-and-ucas

LAMDA is recognised as an awarding organisation by Ofqual, the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation in England.

The LAMDA Graded Examinations in Communication reside on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF).

The RQF permits direct comparison between academic qualifications (i.e. GCSE’s/’A’ Levels) and vocational qualifications (i.e. LAMDA qualifications).

LAMDA has been offering exams in speech and drama to the public for over 130 years and has developed a reputation for excellence in providing Communication and Performance exams in the UK and internationally.  No matter what direction pupils may take in the future, these exams provide the opportunity to nurture their natural abilities and provide them with skills to enhance their self-confidence – in turn enabling them to engage and contribute fully, whether at school or at work.  The ultimate aim is to fulfil their potential.

LAMDA Graded exams are open to everyone and there is no minimum age restriction – the choice of repertoire is intended to appeal to students of all ages and abilities.  They do not need any prior experience before their first exam – whatever grade that might be.

Please see below for suggested grades and ages:

LAMDA level LAMDA exam Age School year
Introductory INTRODUCTORY Stage 1 5 Year 1
Stage 2 6 Year 2
Foundation Stage 3 7 Year 3
ENTRY Entry 8 Year 4
Intermediate LEVEL 1 Grade 1 9 Year 5
Grade 2 10 Year 6
Grade 3 11 Year 7
LEVEL 2 Grade 4 12 Year 8
Grade 5 13 Year 9
LEVEL 3 Grade 6 14 Year 10
Grade 7 15 Year 11
Grade 8 16 Year 12

There is also an added incentive for any student, whether they are studying Drama at school or not, to do a LAMDA exam. A student can take Grade 6 (sometimes as young as 13 years old) and earn 12 UCAS points. By the time they take Grade 8 they can potentially earn 30 points –  the equivalent to an A-Level.

Attainment Level Grade 6 Grade 7 Grade 8
Distinction 12 points 16 points 30 points
Merit 10 points 14 points 27 points
Merit 8 points 12 points 24 points

For more information, have a look at the LAMDA website:

https://www.lamda.ac.uk/examinations/about-examinations/lamda-qualifications-and-ucas

LAMDA is recognised as an awarding organisation by Ofqual, the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation in England.

The LAMDA Graded Examinations in Communication reside on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF).

The RQF permits direct comparison between academic qualifications (i.e. GCSE’s/’A’ Levels) and vocational qualifications (i.e. LAMDA qualifications).

Testimonials

I wholly enjoyed and am grateful for my lessons with Eliza, which she runs from her wonderful home.
I truly felt comfortable and supported. Her thoughtful care and encouragement bolstered my confidence, and got my audition speeches into their best shape. Allowing me to ultimately be accepted onto LAMDA's Acting Diploma course. I believe I couldn't have done it without her. I would recommend Eliza's actor tutoring to anybody with upcoming auditions or performances.

Harry Butcher

Eliza is such a kind, caring and brilliant teacher. Eliza channels her enthusiasm and positive, encouraging teaching style in a fun and never boring way. I always look forward to her lessons! My confidence has grown throughout the years that I have had lessons and I have been pushing myself more to get the highest grades I can with the generous comments I receive from her every week. Eliza is a star teacher!

Inès Twist

My son is hoping to continue his lessons with Eliza as he approaches senior school – he has always been genuinely inspired by his time with her – and can still recite a poem they wrote together three years ago called Spy Bird!  Her enthusiasm is contagious and he is lucky to be taught by her.

Andrew Wheeler

Eliza has been a wonderful teacher to all three of my daughters over the past six years.    They really enjoy their lessons with her (which almost seem like too much fun!)  and have all achieved excellent results in their Speech and Drama exams.    All have become much more confident public speakers and have a real interest in Drama so we all enjoy theatre visits together.

Joanna Brown

Eliza has provided my daughter Genevieve, with invaluable skills over the past 2 years . I approached Eliza as she had been recommended to me by the school that Genevieve currently attends.  Initial workshops in school holidays proved to be very successful with the emphasis on learning to be more confident and to have fun when speaking and acting in front of others.  These skills will be invaluable to Genevieve throughout the rest of her school days and beyond.

Montse Iles

Our daughter has attended several of Eliza’s drama workshops and we have been delighted how she has grown in confidence.  She is now passionate about her drama, which I am sure is down to Eliza’s inspirational lessons.  It is not very often you find someone who has such a special way with children, Imogen always come away with a big smile and asking ‘when is the next workshop?’.  I would highly recommend Eliza to anyone interested in developing their drama, taking exams, needing help with confidence or just wants a bit of fun!  A very talented and inspirational teacher.

Lucy & James Basset

My youngest daughter loves her one-to-one lessons with Eliza and also really enjoyed the group workshops at Beeston Hall School.  I hope we can arrange a few more lessons this year - so that my daughter will stop nagging me about them!  Hopefully she will be able to take her next L.A.M.D.A  grade in 'Speaking Verse and Prose' too.

Polly Leicester

I have two children who both attended Eliza Miller's LAMDA workshops in their school holidays.  Eliza worked with them to write and produce poems and skits and encouraged them to articulate these poems out loud in front of an audience of children and parents.  I believe that because of Eliza's enthusiasm and dedication working with the children, she brought out in them an ability to stand up in front of others and speak with a clear voice and confidence.

Katie Williams

Eliza helped my daughter with her audition pieces which led to her getting into her first choice drama school.  Eliza was enthusiastic, totally professional and went that extra mile to work with her.  She is a brilliant drama coach and I recommend her for all ages and abilities.

Mrs Parker

I had heard about Eliza being a brilliant teacher from loads of people but nobody quite prepared me for how good she is.  My daughter Arabella is passionate about Drama and is hoping to take a Drama Scholarship to her senior school and she has been working with Eliza for about six months.  She has come on leaps and bounds and is always excited about her lessons.  Her confidence is blooming and she even managed to stand up and do a reading at a funeral infront of 100 strangers.  I am amazed that she is learning so much as they just seem to have such fun and Eliza brings even the most difficult poems and prose to life for her.  Every challenge Eliza sets Bel longs to meet and I truly believe that all our children would benefit from lessons with Eliza.  I think all the tools will stand them in good stead for the rest of their lives and I could not recommend her enough.

Philippa and Algy Williams