Congratulations to our Year 7 and 8 LAMDA students who passed their exams with flying colours. All students secured merits or distinctions in their grade 1 – 3 exams this term, performing extracts from a range of plays and adaptations including Jane Eyre, James and the Giant Peach, The Case of Humpty Dumpty, and The Little Match Seller. This year students entered a range of solo, duo, and duo combined acting exams in addition to preparing answers for the knowledge round of the exam. The examiner commented widely on our students’ confidence, expression, ability to capture the feeling of words and to engage an audience.
LAMDA is one of the UK’s oldest and most respected awarding bodies, offering practical examinations in communication and performance subjects for over 130 years. LAMDA is recognised as an awarding organisation by Ofqual. The grades are an excellent addition to any CV and from grade 5, can be used as extra UCAS points which help with university entrance requirements.
Through weekly lessons and exams, students learn about all aspects of creating a performance including physical and vocal expression, character, set and lighting design, costume, stagecraft, listening, reacting and teamwork. Through the knowledge section of the exams, students learn about the wider social and historical context of a play, and how to present their ideas and research confidentially and articulately.
The aim of LAMDA training is to provide our students with the opportunity to develop the life skills they need to be successful: attributes such as self-confidence and the ability to communicate clearly and present ideas. We have availability for 16 Year 7 students to have weekly LAMDA lessons. Financial support is available for students who are eligible for the Pupil Premium.