Group Devising Drama

Purpose of the Qualification

LAMDA Group Devising Drama examinations are designed to devise a dramatic performance in a group and present it to an audience.

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

Broad Objectives of the Qualification

1 Interpretive skills

The learners will be required to:

  • devise a dramatic performance in a group with a defined dramatic shape and structure

  • 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 Devising Drama is designed to introduce learners to basic skills in group devising. Learners will be able to devise and perform one scene as a group, audibly and clearly. They will interact with each other and their use of space will complement their performance.

Learning Outcomes

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

Interpretation

LO1: devise and perform one scene as a group.

Technique

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

Interaction

LO4: interact as a group.

Grade Description

The LAMDA Grade 1 examination in Group Devising Drama is designed to enable learners to develop basic skills in group devising. Learners will be able to devise and perform one scene as a group based on creative engagement with the given title and careful preparation. They will interact with each other and perform audibly and clearly. Their use of space will complement their performance.

Learning Outcomes

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

Interpretation

LO1: devise and perform one scene as a group.

Technique

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

Interaction

LO4: interact as a group.

Grade Desciption

The LAMDA Grade 2 examination in Group Devising Drama is designed to enable learners to develop basic skills in group devising. Learners will be able to devise and perform one scene as a group based on creative engagement with the given title and careful preparation. They will interact with each other and perform audibly and clearly. Their use of space will complement their performance.

Learning Outcomes

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

Interpretation

LO1: devise and perform one scene as a group.

Technique

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

Interaction

LO4: interact as a group.

Grade Description

The LAMDA Grade 3 examination in Group Devising Drama is designed to enable learners to develop basic skills in group devising. Learners will be able to devise and perform one scene as a group based on creative engagement with the given title and careful preparation. They will interact with each other and perform audibly and clearly. Their use of space will complement their performance.

Learning Outcomes

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

Interpretation

LO1: devise and perform one scene as a group.

Technique

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

Interaction

LO4: interact as a group.

Grade Description

The LAMDA Grade 4 examination in Group Devising Drama is designed to enable learners to develop a range of skills in group devising. Learners will be able to devise and perform one scene or sequence of scenes as a group. Effective preparation will be evident, leading to a secure performance. The performance will be imaginative with consistent application of 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: devise and perform a scene or sequence of scenes as a group.

Technique

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

Interaction

LO4: interact as a group.

Grade Description

The LAMDA Grade 5 examination in Group Devising Drama is designed to enable learners to develop a range of skills in group devising. Learners will be able to devise and perform one scene or sequence of scenes as a group. Effective preparation will be evident, leading to a secure performance. The performance will be imaginative with consistent application of 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: devise and perform a scene or sequence of scenes as a group.

Technique

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

Interaction

LO4: interact as a group.

lamda_group_devising_drama_syllabus_grade_5.pdf

Grade Description

The LAMDA Grade 6 examination in Group Devising Drama is designed to enable learners to develop a wide range of skills in group devising. Learners will be able to devise and perform one scene or sequence of scenes as a group, integrating their knowledge and skills. 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: devise and perform a scene or sequence of scenes as a group.

Technique

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

Interaction

LO4: interact as a group.

Grade Description

The LAMDA Grade 7 examination in Group Devising Drama is designed to enable learners to develop a wide range of skills in group devising. Learners will be able to devise and perform one scene or sequence of scenes as a group, integrating their knowledge and skills. 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: devise and perform a scene or sequence of scenes as a group.

Technique

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

Interaction

LO4: interact as a group.

Grade Description

The LAMDA Grade 8 examination in Group Devising Drama is designed to enable learners to develop a wide range of skills in group devising. Learners will be able to devise and perform one scene or sequence of scenes as a group, integrating their knowledge and skills. 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: devise and perform a scene or sequence of scenes as a group.

Technique

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

Interaction

LO4: interact as a group.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a limit to the number of group members?
For Group Devising Drama examinations, the group must consist of a minimum of three learners and a maximum of 15 learners.

“Taking LAMDA examinations gives you a good grounding and teaches you so much that you will need later on. They are hard work, but they are worth it.”

Matt Di Angelo

Matt Di Angelo, actor