At the Surrey School of Speech and Drama we offer pupils the chance to participate in LAMDA lessons and

enter for the prestigious LAMDA examinations.  I currently offer preparation for the following examinations:


● Verse and Prose Solo

● Group Acting/Verse Recitals

Once the students are settled, the LAMDA teacher will choose appropriate subjects, levels and performance pieces.


The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art is one of the oldest drama schools in the UK.

LAMDA began offering speech examinations to the public in the 1880s.  

Since then, these examinations have been refined and developed into a comprehensive system of performance evaluation by experts in education, acting and communication.  


LAMDA examinations are designed to equip learners, whatever their age or aspirations, with a range of

skills which will serve them throughout life.  


Preparation for an examination can:

● Unlock imagination and creative thinking

● Build self-confidence and self-esteem

● Develop communication skills

● Refine technical skills and artistry

● Promote team-work.


The lessons can be taught to individuals, pairs or small groups, in thirty to sixty minute time slots

during lunchtimes, after school or peripatetically.   LAMDA achievements can also be accumulated

towards UCAS points which is desirable.

We currently run LAMDA courses at the following schools:

HIGHFIELD BROOKHAM PREP  Ages 4 - 8 (Students of the School only)

THE ROYAL SCHOOL Ages 11 - 16 (Students of the School only)

NOMAD THEATRE, EAST HORSLEY - All ages (Students enrolled at the Theatre Group only - Saturday)


29, 30 & 31 May 2019 - SILENT MOVIE WORKSHOP

Commencing September:


Please email for further details



Three basic examinations exploring poetry and conversation skills designed to introduce the exams structure. Designed for individual candidates.


LAMDA’s performance examinations use drama to develop self-confidence, physical presence and a strong speaking voice.

ACTING: Developing a strong speaking voice and good memory skills by learning and performing monologues and duologues. Designed for solo or duologue performances

DEVISING DRAMA: Developing creativity by exploring ideas and themes, and realising them through devised dramatic performances. Designed for solo or duologue performances

MIMING: Gaining an understanding of non-verbal communication by exploring body language and facial expression, and putting it into a dramatic performance. Designed for solo or duo performances. 


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. 

SPEAKING VERSE & PROSE: Developing a strong speaking voice and memory skills, designed for

individual candidates 

READING FOR PERFORMANCE: Learning how to construct a performance recital, designed for individual candidates 

SPEAKING IN PUBLIC: Developing essential skills for constructing and delivering talks, presentations and speeches. Designed for individual candidates. 

GROUP EXAMINATIONS: For three or more learners, LAMDA’s group examinations build the same communication and

life skills as the other examination formats, but also help to develop team-working skills.

GROUP ACTING: Working as a group to perform acting scenes to recognise and enhance team work. Designed for groups of three to 15 candidates. 

GROUP DEVISING DRAMA: Maximising the creativity of a group and working together to create dramatic scenes. Designed for groups of three to 15 candidates 

GROUP RECITAL: Exploring the group dynamics involved in developing and performing a recital including performed pieces and devised introductions, linking statements and conclusions.. Designed for groups of

three or more candidates. 

CHORAL SPEAKING: Working as a group to perform verse and prose selections, designed for groups of three or more candidates. 

CLICK HERE for further information on the  LAMDA Certificate in Speech & Drama Performance Studies  (PCertLam) regulated qualification.

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