LAMDA have an extensive programme of internationally recognised exams in Acting, Musical Theatre, Communication, Speaking Verse and Prose, Performing Shakespeare and Musical Theatre. LAMDA exams are about achievement – recognising and rewarding the endeavours of each individual and to provide all learners 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. At the heart of LAMDA examinations is the recognition that the qualifications are for everyone. Across the globe, the examinations unite learners of all ages, abilities, backgrounds and cultures in enthusiasm for the English language and a desire to develop skills for life. LAMDA exams are recognised by Ofqual and the higher exams can earn students UCAS points, helping with university applications.
At Theatre Arts Academy students can work
towards a variety of LAMDA exams including:
Speaking Verse and Prose
Coaching currently takes place ONLINE ONLY.
Students are expected to work on their LAMDA pieces at home
between session in order to make good progress.
Students are entered for exams when we feel they are
ready to take exams and gain good results.
Exam nerves are quite normal, but well prepared students have nothing
to worry about. The LAMDA examiners are highly trained and
experienced and are careful to ensure the exams are a positive
experience. We are registered as a Private LAMDA exam centre in
Colchester meaning Colchester students can take exams locally.
London Students are usually entered for exams at a
LAMDA Public exam centre in London.
Our exams results
For each exam possible results are:
Fail / Pass / Merit / Distinction
We are very proud of our 100% pass rate,
with 87% of students gaining distinctions.
All LAMDA sessions are book in 8 week slots - paid for in advance.
Fees range from £12 - £30 per coaching session depending on
The length of session
Number of students in the session
Grade being worked towards
Venue hire costs
(Online costs are reduced to £10 -£20 per session)
LAMDA Coaching fees do not include
examination fees which are set by LAMDA
We tutor children and adults for LAMDA exams from 4 years. We may ask your child to attend an initial assessment before offering them coaching. This is not an audition but is merely to help us determine the right level to start their tutoring at. It is important to us that our learners enjoy and look forward to their LAMDA coaching sessions
LAMDA coaching requires commitment. Regular attendance and practice and support at home
between sessions is vital for success. If a student misses more than three sessions in any term without good reason the offer of their coaching slot may be withdrawn at the end of that term.
Learners progress is recorded by tutors and a weekly report is given.
Lessons missed by students for illness, holidays, performance work or for any other reason
must still be paid for. Exam fees are set by LAMDA and must be met fully by parents/fee payers
when a learner is entered for an exam. Learners are entered for exams at least 6 weeks before
the exam date. Exam fees cannot be refunded once a child has been entered for an exam and it is
the responsibility of parents/carers to advise us in advance if a student is unavailable for an exam date.