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What is a LAMDA Exam?

A LAMDA Exam is the speech and drama equivalent of a music grade. Like music grades, LAMDA Exams culminate at Grade 8.


LAMDA Exams cover a range of disciplines:

  • Acting

  • Devising Drama

  • Miming

  • Speaking Verse and Prose

  • Reading for Performance

  • Using Spoken English

  • Speaking in Public


Exams can be taken at four levels:

  • Entry Level

  • Level 1 – Grades 1, 2, 3

  • Level 2 – Grades 4 and 5

  • Level 3 – Grades 6, 7 and 8 (Bronze Medal, Silver Medal, Gold Medal)


There are also Introductory Examinations for young performers (5–7 years) who are taking the first steps in memorising, reciting, and communicating.

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