Group Acting

Purpose of the Qualification

LAMDA Group Acting examinations are designed to develop the skills necessary to communicate a dramatic text in a group, to an audience.

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

Broad Objectives of the Qualification

1 Interpretive skills

The learners will be required to:

  • explore style, character, subtext and context in order to realise the specific demands of the text

  • engage with character and situation in order to create a sense of reality.

2 Technical skills

The learners will be required to:

  • build skills in voice, diction and movement.

3 Interactive skills

The learners will be required to:

  • create relationships between characters

  • share responsibility for the performance in order to communicate as a group.

Grade Description

The LAMDA Entry Grade examination in Group Acting is designed to introduce learners to basic skills in group acting. Learners will perform one scene from memory, audibly and clearly. They will interact with each other and show that they understand the meaning of what they are speaking. Their use of space will complement their performance.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this grade learners will be able to:

Interpretation

LO1: perform one scene from memory as a group.

Technique

LO2: use vocal skills in response to the text
LO3: use the performance space in response to the text.

Interaction

LO4: interact as a group.

Grade Description

The LAMDA Grade 1 examination in Group Acting is designed to enable learners to develop basic skills in group acting. They will perform one scene from memory, audibly and clearly. The performance will be based on creative engagement with the material and careful preparation. Learners will interact with each other and demonstrate an awareness of the relationships between characters.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this grade the learners will be able to:

Interpretation

LO1: perform one scene from memory as a group.

Technique

LO2: use vocal skills in response to the text
LO3: use the performance space in response to the text.

Interaction

LO4: interact as a group.

Grade Description

The LAMDA Grade 2 examination in Group Acting is designed to enable learners to develop basic skills in group acting. They will perform one scene from memory, audibly and clearly. The performance will be based on creative engagement with the material and careful preparation. Learners will interact with each other and demonstrate an awareness of the relationships between
characters.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this grade the learners will be able to:

Interpretation

LO1: perform one scene from memory as a group.

Technique

LO2: use vocal skills in response to the text
LO3: use the performance space in response to the text.

Interaction

LO4: interact as a group.

Grade Description

The LAMDA Grade 3 examination in Group Acting is designed to enable learners to develop basic skills in group acting. They will perform one scene from memory, audibly and clearly. The performance will be based on creative engagement with the material and careful preparation. Learners will interact with each other and demonstrate an awareness of the relationships between
characters.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this grade the learners will be able to:

Interpretation

LO1: perform one scene from memory as a group.

Technique

LO2: use vocal skills in response to the text
LO3: use the performance space in response to the text.

Interaction

LO4: interact as a group.

Grade Description

The LAMDA Grade 4 examination in Group Acting is designed to enable learners to develop a range of skills in group acting. Learners will perform one scene or sequence of scenes from memory. They will be able to demonstrate a sound understanding of the material, leading to an imaginative interpretation in which there is application of appropriate technical skills. Learners will interact with each other and share responsibility for the group performance.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this grade the learners will be able to:

Interpretation

LO1: perform one scene or sequence of scenes from memory as a group.

Technique

LO2: use vocal skills in response to the text
LO3: create a physical response to the text.

Interaction

LO4: interact as a group.

Grade Description

The LAMDA Grade 5 examination in Group Acting is designed to enable learners to develop a range of skills in group acting. Learners will perform one scene or sequence of scenes from memory. They will be able to demonstrate a sound understanding of the material, leading to an imaginative interpretation in which there is application of appropriate technical skills. Learners will interact with each other and share responsibility for the group performance.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this grade the learners will be able to:

Interpretation

LO1: perform one scene or sequence of scenes from memory as a group.

Technique

LO2: use vocal skills in response to the text
LO3: create a physical response to the text.

Interaction

LO4: interact as a group.

Grade Description

The LAMDA Grade 6 examination in Group Acting is designed to enable learners to develop a wide range of skills in group acting. Learners will perform one scene or sequence of scenes from memory, integrating their knowledge and skills to demonstrate a mature understanding of the material. There will be a sense of ownership and self-awareness. Learners will interact with each other and perform with fluency, focus and spontaneity.

Learning Outcomes

Interpretation

LO1: perform one scene or sequence of scenes from memory as a group.

Technique

LO2: use vocal skills in response to the text
LO3: create a physical response to the text.

Interaction

LO4: interact as a group.

Grade Description

The LAMDA Grade 7 examination in Group Acting is designed to enable learners to develop a wide range of skills in group acting. Learners will perform one scene or sequence of scenes from memory, integrating their knowledge and skills to demonstrate a mature understanding of the material. There will be a sense of ownership and self-awareness. Learners will interact with each other and perform with fluency, focus and spontaneity.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this grade the learners will be able to:

Interpretation

LO1: perform one scene or sequence of scenes from memory as a group.

Technique

LO2: use vocal skills in response to the text
LO3: create a physical response to the text.

Interaction

LO4: interact as a group.

Grade Description

The LAMDA Grade 8 examination in Group Acting is designed to enable learners to develop a wide range of skills in group acting. Learners will perform one scene or sequence of scenes from memory, integrating their knowledge and skills to demonstrate a mature understanding of the material. There will be a sense of ownership and self-awareness. Learners will interact with each other and perform with fluency, focus and spontaneity.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this grade the learners will be able to:

Interpretation

LO1: perform one scene or sequence of scenes from memory as a group.

Technique

LO2: use vocal skills in response to the text
LO3: create a physical response to the text.

Interaction

LO4: interact as a group.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a limit to the number of learners in a group?
The group must consist of a minimum of three learners and a maximum of 15 learners.

“[LAMDA exams] make you confident when speaking in front of people. They also help you with your breathing and teach you how to pronounce your letters properly.”

Isabelle Sedgwick

Isabella Sedgwick, West End performer