LAMDA Exam Classes in Schools

The Playing Space can come into your school to teach drama classes to students individually or in small groups. Students attend these drama classes just as they would attend a peripatetic music lesson.

We work with schools to organise a weekly block of classes. We fit around your school timetable in order to offer students 45-minute classes during breaktime, lunchtime or in place of regular classes.

During our peripatetic drama classes, The Playing Space prepares students for one of the following LAMDA Exams:

  • Acting
  • Speaking Verse and Prose
  • Public Speaking
  • Reading for Performance

LAMDA Exams run from Grades 1 to 8, like music grades. Below Grade 1, there is an Entry Level. For the very young, there are three Introductory Exams.

Roughly speaking, a Year 7 student might be ready for a Grade 2 or 3 Exam. However, there are no age stipulations. We find the grade that will offer each student a challenge without overstretching him or her.

We have taught the LAMDA Exams syllabus for a number of years, and our teachers are talented and experienced. Although our students consistently get good marks, The Playing Space prefers to emphasise the process rather than the result. We never pressure our students to the point where drama stops being enyoyable and enriching.

Our teachers are practised in working with children of all age groups. They are CRB-checked and trained in First Aid.

We recommend LAMDA Exam classes to primary students who:

  • struggle with confidence
  • need to work on their English
  • have a gift for drama

We recommend LAMDA Exam classes to secondary students who:

  • are keen actors and want to polish their performance skills
  • love drama but do not necessarily want to take a drama GCSE or A Level
  • are less likely to gain high grades in mainstream subjects and want to increase their chances of getting a good college or university place. LAMDA Exams gain UCAS points.
  • perform well academically but need to improve self-presentation skills and gain confidence at speaking in public. Presenting work in seminars is an increasingly important component of university education.

Students attend The Playing Space LAMDA Exam classes individually, in pairs or in small groups (four students maximum), depending on their age and the exam they wish to enter.

You can find more information about the cost of peripatetic drama classes on our fees page. We either charge parents direct or charge the school.

The Playing Space runs a private LAMDA Examination centre at our studio in Southgate. However, if there are enough LAMDA Exam candidates at your school, we can set up a private centre on your premises.