Students at SVS have the opportunity to take at least one LAMDA exam a year with the intention of reaching Gold by the time they leave the school in the Upper Sixth.
Students can choose to focus on acting or they may want to explore other options such as verse and prose, or devised drama. In preparation for these examinations, we hold regular Senior and Junior Showcases where the pupils have an opportunity to share this work.
The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA) is one of the oldest drama schools in the United Kingdom. Founded in 1861, it quickly established itself as a centre of excellence in performance training. LAMDA has provided theatre and the world of film and television with generation upon generation of first-class actors and expertly-trained stage managers across the world.
Their mission is to:
- Improve standards in communication through the spoken word;
- Foster an appreciation of literature, poems and drama;
- Acknowledge levels of achievemen;t
- Support the creative, intellectual and social development of the individual as a whole.
LAMDA examinations are designed to equip learners, whatever their age or aspirations, with a range of skills that will serve them throughout life
Preparation for an examination can:
- Unlock the imagination and creative-thinking;
- Develop communication skills;
- Refine technical skills and artistry;
- Promote team-working.
Our LAMDA students received some of the best marks that we have seen this year, with six achieving their Gold LAMDA medal, the highest accolade in this series of examinations.