LAMDA exams are about achievement - recognising and rewarding the endeavours
of each individual - but they are also about empowerment. The ultimate aim of LAMDA lessons 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.

Creative Education UK both ran and taught the LAMDA programme at Ardingly College in West Sussex for six years. The success of these lessons saw the student numbers increase by a whopping 900% during this time, with
95% of all students achieving Distinctions.

Creative Education UK has also previously successfully run the LAMDA provision at St Christopher's School in Hove, East Sussex, as well as being responsible for the instigation of the LAMDA programme at Eastbourne College. Creative Education UK is now teaching LAMDA to students at Worth School in West Sussex.




PERFORMANCE EXAMS

 

ACTING
Lessons and examinations are designed to develop the skills necessary to communicate dramatic text to an audience. Students who prepare themselves appropriately will explore style, form, character, subtext and context in order to realise the specific demands of the text. They will also learn how to suspend disbelief by focusing on the immediacy of the character's situation in order to create a credible sense of reality. Students will also build skills in voice, diction and movement in order to realise the specifics of character and situation performing monologue and duologues.  
                                                                             
 

 

DEVISING DRAMA
Lessons and examinations are designed to develop the skills necessary to devise a dramatic performance and present it to an audience. Students who prepare themselves appropriately will learn how to devise a character and situation within a defined dramatic shape and structure, and explore and realise ideas and themes.

 



 

 

 

 


MIMING
Lessons and examinations in Miming are designed to develop the skills necessary to create a performance using mime. Students who prepare themselves appropriately will communicate an activity, situation and/or character through mime; engage with an activity, situation and/or character in order to create a sense of reality and develop skills in physical awareness, control, precision and coordination. Students will gain an understanding of non-verbal communication by exploring body language and facial expression, and know and understand how to create and structure mimes and mime scenes for performance.


COMMUNICATION EXAMS
 

SPEAKING OF VERSE & PROSE
Lessons and examinations are designed to develop the skills necessary for effective oral communication of the written word and a strong speaking voice. Students who prepare themselves appropriately will understand how to engage imaginatively with the thought, emotion, style and form of a text and build skills in voice, diction, posture and versification. 


 

READING FOR PERFORMANCE
Lessons and examinations are designed to develop the skills necessary for reading aloud to an audience and constructing a performance recital. Students who prepare themselves appropriately will understand how to place text within a context by selecting, linking and structuring material around a theme in order to create a fully integrated performance.  


 
PUBLIC SPEAKING
Lessons and examinations are designed to develop the essential skills necessary for constructing and delivering talks, speeches and presentations. Students who prepare themselves appropriately will understand how to adapt language and form appropriate to audience, purpose and situation in an oral context and to integrate body language, notes and visual aids where appropriate, to support the subject matter and engage the listener. They will have the knowledge and understanding of public-speaking techniques in order to support the practical presentation and will develop skills in clarity of speech and projection.

 
GROUP EXAMS
 
GROUP ACTING
LAMDA Group Acting examinations are designed to develop the skills necessary to communicate a dramatic text in a group, to an audience. Students who prepare themselves appropriately will explore style, character, subtext and context in order to realise the specific demands of the text; engage with character and situation in order to create a sense of reality and build skills in voice, diction and movement. Students will work as a group to perform acting scenes, create relationships between characters and share responsibility for the performance in order to communicate as a group. Designed for groups of three to 15 candidates.

 
GROUP DEVISING
LAMDA Group Devising Drama examinations are designed to devise a dramatic performance in a group and present it to an audience. Students who prepare themselves appropriately will devise a dramatic performance in a group with a defined dramatic shape and structure; engage with character and situation in order to create a sense of reality and build skills in voice, diction and movement. Students will work together to create dramatic scenes and share responsibility for the performance in order to communicate as a group. Designed for groups of three to 15 candidates.

 
FURTHER EXAMS
 
PERFORMANCE STUDIES (PCertLAM)
The LAMDA Certificate in Speech and Drama: Performance Studies (PCertLAM) is designed to develop the skills, knowledge and understanding required for the performance of verse, prose and drama. Students will build technical skills in voice, diction and movement and will know and understand the background and major movements within a chosen literary period, how to research in preparation for a performance and how to prepare physically, vocally and mentally for a performance. They will engage with the thought, emotion, styles and form of verse, prose and dramatic text. The PCertLAM is available to students aged 16 years and over.

 


LAMDA DIPLOMA IN COMMUNICATION, SPEECH & DRAMA

The LSDE is designed to introduce communication, speech and drama as subjects and to deliver the skills necessary to teach these subjects. It is ideal for teachers with existing qualifications who wish to specialise in communication and/or speech and/or drama. It is equally valuable for those who have specialist subject knowledge in these fields and who wish to develop teaching skills.