Speech, Drama and Communication Qualifications (LAMDA)

LAMDA (London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art) is one of the UK’s oldest and most respected awarding bodies. LAMDA has been offering practical examinations in communication and performance subjects for over 130 years. In this time, LAMDA’s qualifications have helped hundreds of thousands of candidates of all ages and abilities to develop lifelong skills.


LAMDA lessons and examinations at SLC

LAMDA lessons help our students to build self-esteem and further reward them with the skills that filter into all aspects of school and home life. They are particularly useful for those who want to improve their spoken English, presentation skills and general levels of self-confidence.

LAMDA’s qualifications in communication and performance inspire the next generation of confident communicators.

At SLC we offer our students the opportunity to follow the LAMDA syllabus, and prepare for examinations, from Introductory level through to Grades 6,7 and 8. 

Grades 6/7 &8 carry UCAS points which are recognised by Ofqual and highly regarded in schools, Colleges and Universities

We offer lessons in:


  • Acting
  • Devising Drama
  • Mime
  • Shakespeare

"LAMDA’S Performance Examinations use drama to develop self-confidence, physical presence and a strong speaking voice."


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

"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 lessons are held weekly, term time, on a rotational timetable, similar to music lessons.


Junior School lessons

Kim Bourne - P Cert LAM, L.S.D.E 

Kim is an experienced Speech and Drama teacher who has taught, prepared and entered hundreds of young people for LAMDA Examinations and Festival classes. Results have remained outstanding, not only in terms of exceptional standards, but through continued growth in levels of self-esteem and personal ability.

To find out more about LAMDA at St Lawrence College Junior School - please contact Kim Bourne via email - bourne2perform@btinternet.com

Senior School lessons

Laura Field - BA Hons. English, PGCE, P.Cert Teaching Shakespeare, MA Professional Voice Practice

Laura is a qualified teacher with an MA in Professional Voice Practice, specialising in Communication Skills and LAMDA examinations.  She has examined and coached young people and adults across the globe, helping them to develop confidence, clear speech, vocal projection and expressive presentation.

To find out more about LAMDA at St Lawrence College Senior School - please contact Laura Field via email - laura@spokenwords.net