Introductory

Purpose of the Qualification

LAMDA Solo Introductory examinations are designed to develop basic communication skills and to introduce the learner to the LAMDA suite of graded examinations in Communication and Performance.

Learners who prepare themselves appropriately will develop:
1 Interpretative skills
2 Technical skills
3 Communication skills.

Broad Objectives of the Qualification

1 Interpretive skills

The learner will be required to:

  • learn the words of a poem and recall them aloud.

2 Technical skills

The learner will be required to:

  • develop skills in voice and diction.

3 Communication skills

The learner will be required to:

  • respond to simple questions in a conversation.

Examination Description

The LAMDA Solo Introductory Stage One examination is designed to introduce learners to basic communication skills. Learners will speak one poem from memory, audibly and clearly with some appreciation of meaning and maintain a short conversation with the examiner about a favourite toy or object.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this unit the learner will be able to:

Interpretation

LO1: perform one poem from memory.

Technique

LO2: use vocal skills to engage the listener.

Conversation

LO3: know and understand the techniques required to maintain a conversation.

Examination Description

The LAMDA Solo Introductory Stage Two examination is designed to introduce learners to basic communication skills. Learners will speak one poem from memory, audibly and clearly with some appreciation of meaning and maintain a short conversation with the examiner about a picture, photograph or postcard.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this unit the learner will be able to:

Interpretation

LO1: perform one poem from memory.

Technique

LO2: use vocal skills to engage the listener.

Conversation

LO3: know and understand the techniques required to maintain a conversation.

Examination Description

The LAMDA Solo Introductory Stage Three examination is designed to introduce learners to basic communication skills. Learners will speak one poem from memory, audibly and clearly with some appreciation of meaning and maintain a short conversation with the examiner about a favourite book.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this unit the learner will be able to:

Interpretation

LO1: perform one poem from memory.

Technique

LO2: use vocal skills to engage the listener.

Conversation

LO3: know and understand the techniques required to maintain a conversation.

Frequently Asked Questions

What age do I have to be to start the Introductory exams?
There are no minimum or maximum ages for the Introductory exams, but you may wish to use our previous minimum ages as a guide:

  • Introductory – 5 years old
  • Preparatory – 6 years old
  • Preliminary – 7 years old

It is important to ensure that the learner is comfortable with the demands of the exam for which you wish to enter them.

"I have seen the benefit of taking LAMDA Examinations in my daughters. Beatrice especially has gained enormous confidence in public speaking through her LAMDA qualifications.”

Sarah Ferguson, The Duchess of York