LAMDA lessons at Thomas Gainsborough School
We are very excited to offer sform to registertudents the opportunity to take part in LAMDA lessons at Thomas Gainsborough School.
LAMDA is one of the UK’s oldest and most respected London Drama Schools and awarding bodies. LAMDA has been oﬀering practical exams in communication and performance subjects for over 130 years. A LAMDA exam is the speech and drama equivalent of a music grade. Like music grades, LAMDA exams go up in levels and culminate at Grade 8 (Gold Medal). These qualiﬁcations are Ofqual recognised and have helped hundreds of thousands of candidates of all ages and abilities develop lifelong skills.
LAMDA exams are about achievement, recognising and rewarding the endeavours of each individual. So whether it’s a journey to improve self conﬁdence, communication, reading skills, presentation skills, acting or performing – LAMDA oﬀers a qualiﬁcation for everyone.
We are excited at TGS to be offering the opportunity for students to take part in LAMDA lessons, either individually, as a pair or as a trio. Lessons will take place in 30 minute weekly sessions. An individual lesson would be £25, a paired lesson £12.50, and a trio £8.50 per student. Lessons will require payment in termly blocks. The classes will be on a carousel to minimise impact on main school lessons. Students will also have the opportunity to perform their work during presentation evenings. Students who wish to, will take the LAMDA exams at the end of each year and can record these in their Record of Achievements or Personal Statements.
UCAS tariff points are used by universities, colleges and conservatories as part of their entry requirements. Some of the level 3 LAMDA medal exams hold UCAS Tariff points which translate the exam results into a numerical value which can go towards students’ University entrance.
Students develop a wide range of skills as part of the LAMDA programme. Skills such as: reading with fluency, vocabulary improvement, self expression & confidence, confidence in speaking & listening tasks, memory retention, improvements in vocal expression & diction, a range of acting skills and students’ ability to analyse written text.