LAMDA is one of the UK’s oldest and most respected drama schools. They have been offering examinations in communication and performance subjects for over 130 years and in this time, have increased the life chances of all those that have taken them.

On their website, LAMDA writes:

“From the elocution examinations of the past to today’s practical communication and performance assessments, LAMDA’s examinations have provided each and every learner with the skills and the confidence to succeed in life.

The process of preparing for and succeeding in a LAMDA examination essentially helps learners, whatever their ages or aspirations, to develop a broad range of skills that will serve them throughout life. Across the range, our examinations develop a learner’s ability to:

  • read easily, fluently and with good understanding
  • expand vocabulary to improve powers of self-expression
  • improve confidence in speaking and listening
  • memorise and recall information
  • research and create persuasive formal presentations
  • create and defend arguments
  • engage in constructive informal conversation
  • work both on his/her own and participate as a member of a team.”

Here at Winchmore School, we believe all students should have the opportunity to enhance their speaking, listening and communication skills. We are pleased to offer a large variety of different LAMDA qualifications to support students at different stages of their academic career as well as their professional and personal lives post secondary school.

Inside the classroom, KS3 students will participate in the Speaking Verse and Prose grade 3 qualification across the academic year within English lessons for one hour a week. Preparation is minimal, as the work is completed in class and students will have their exam at the end of the academic year. 

Outside the classroom, Winchmore School offers students the opportunity to take part in grade 4 acting, musical theatre, duologues and devising as an extracurricular activity. For KS5 students, we offer the grade 6 Speaking in Public qualification that not only enhances students public speaking skills, but also offers UCAS points which can be used towards gaining university places.