Speech and Drama Examinations
|Summary||The graded qualifications are part of an assessment system of 8 grades. The system provides a structured approach that: enables students to master progressively the understanding, knowledge and skills necessary for effective oral communication and dramatic performance; fosters learning through drama; and encourages a love of theatre and literature.|
The LAMDA Level 3 Certificate in Speech & Drama: Performance Studies (PCertLAM) develops the skills, knowledge and understanding required for the performance of verse, prose and drama.
|Tariff entry||The qualification was first considered for UCAS Tariff points in March 2006. Points came into effect for entry to higher education from 2008 onwards.
Points for the LAMDA Level 3 Certificate in Speech and Drama: Performance Studies (PCertLAM) come into effect for entry to higher education from 2009. Following UCAS' comparative analysis of the QCF PCertLAM against its NQF predecessor in 2010, the Tariff Advisory Group recognised that both qualifications provide similar levels of utility for progression to higher education and agreed to transfer the Tariff points to the new qualification. The points for the QCF PCertLAM come into effect for entry to higher education from 2011 onwards.
Expert Group report (PDF)
|Guided learning hours||Grade 8 = 240
Grade 7 = 180
Grade 6 = 139
PCertLAM (NQF) = 180
PCertLAM (QCF) = 120
|UCAS Tariff points||Grades||PCertLAM||Grade 8||Grade 7||Grade 6|
|Qualification sector||09 Arts, Media and Publishing
09.1 Performing Arts
|Awarding organisation||1. Trinity College London (incorporating Trinity Guildhall)www.trinitycollege.co.uk
2. London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA) www.lamda.org.uk
3. London College of Music (LCM)/Thames Valley University (TVU) www.tvu.ac.uk
4. English Speaking Board (ESB) www.esbuk.org
5. New Era Academy of Drama and Music www.neweraacademy.co.uk