Each year, English Youth Theatre dedicates one term to prepare students for the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts (LAMDA) Examinations.


The new syllabus specifications and accompanying anthologies come into effect on 1 September 2014.


If your child is hoping to take part in the LAMDA exams over the coming 4 years, we would strongly recommend for you to obtain your own copies of both the syllabus and anthologies. Purchasing details can be found on the LAMDA website – www.lamda.org.uk.



LAMDA began offering speech examinations to the public in the 1880s. Since then, these examinations have been refined and developed into a comprehensive system of performance evaluation by experts in education, acting and communication. In addition to being the UK’s largest statutory speech and drama awarding body, LAMDA Examinations has a reputation for excellence across the globe.


LAMDA's mission is to:

  • improve standards in communication through the spoken word
  • foster an appreciation of literature, poems and drama
  • acknowledge levels of achievement
  • support the creative, intellectual and social development of the individual as a whole.


LAMDA examinations are designed to equip learners, whatever their age or aspirations, with a range of skills that will serve them throughout life.


Preparation for an examination can:

  • unlock the imagination and creative-thinking
  • develop communication skills
  • refine technical skills and artistry
  • promote team-working.


The examinations themselves provide learners with an opportunity to:

  • measure progress against an international standard
  • make contact with expert practitioner examiners outside the immediate teaching environment
  • build self-confidence and self-esteem
  • acquire skill certification for career development
  • receive critical appraisal and guidance for future development.


The range of exam options supports progression and allows the learner to extend personal and vocational skills whilst realising their potential.

LAMDA offers graded practical examinations in Drama subject and disciplines Examinations offer our students an assessment of their progress, independent of our teachers. The examinations are accredited qualifications and will give university applicants tariff points in the U.K.


For more details visit: www.lamda.org.uk/exams



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