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LAMDA Introductory Exams


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LAMDA Introductory Exams

Purpose of the Examinations

Introductory Examinations are designed to introduce learners to the LAMDA examinations framework, offering an opportunity for creative expression in a supportive environment.

Learners will develop:

1 Communication skills: the ability to share a poem and respond to simple questions with confidence

2 Memory skills: the ability to learn words and recall them aloud.

General Notes and Regulations

1 The set poems for each grade can be found in The LAMDA Verse and Prose Anthology – Volume 17.

2 The different elements within the examination may be performed in any order.

3 A legible copy of the chosen poem must be provided for the examiner.

4 Prompters are not permitted. The examiner may prompt at his/her discretion.|


Examination Content

Introductory

1 The learner will speak from memory one of the set poems.

2 The learner will bring a favourite toy or object into the examination room. The examiner will use this to initiate a short conversation with the learner.

Preparatory

1 The learner will speak from memory one of the set poems:

2 The learner will bring a picture, photograph or postcard, with which they are familiar, into the examination room. The examiner will use this to initiate a short conversation with the learner.

Preliminary

1 The learner will speak from memory one of the set poems:

2 The learner will bring a favourite book into the examination room. The examiner will use this to initiate a short conversation with the learner about the content of the book. Please note that the learner will not be asked to read aloud.


Marking Scheme

Learners will receive a written Examination Report, outlining areas of achievement, and a Band of Attainment:

Distinction - Merit - Pass


After these examinations, students move into the Foundation class at Newson Academy and work on group examinations – Preparatory and Preliminary verse and prose with a poem to learn and a game or exercise to play with the examiner.


 Here is the full LAMDA Introductory Syllabus

Newson Academy offers students the opportunity to take the following LAMDA examinations.


Three basic examinations exploring poetry and conversation skills designed to introduce the exams structure. 

LAMDA’s communication examinations provide the opportunity to develop a clear speaking voice, positive body language and self-confidence by exploring different uses of spoken English.

LAMDA’s performance examinations use drama to develop self-confidence, physical presence and a strong speaking voice.

Newson Academy has maintained a 100% LAMDA pass rate since 2009


LAMDA classes take place at The Arbor Centre in Pyrford, The Maybury Centre in Maybury, Woking and at New Haw Library, Addlestone. Please have a look at the latest timetable below or contact us to book a  trial class.


LAMDA class timetable