We have designed this qualification in collaboration with teachers to make the most of the opportunities that arise in the core curriculum and to ensure it integrates with existing schemes of work. The preparation work for Unit One, for example, complements the persuasive writing element within Key Stage 3 English. Class discussion around key themes from core texts provides an excellent opportunity to practice group discussion skills for Unit Two.
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“It integrates well as there are very seamless spots in the curriculum where you can drop this in. For instance in Year 8 we already do a speech and in Year 9 we read books covering very heavy political issues that lend themselves to group discussion. It’s the best of both worlds; they’re getting something distinct that also supports what they’re doing outside that area of the curriculum.”
Head of English, Seven Kings School, Ilford
“Students being able to articulate their thoughts in an academic, formal way completely connects with their ability to write about the subject and pass examinations. So, through their LAMDA work, their performance in all subjects will be lifted.”
Principal, Kensington Aldridge Academy, North Kensington
“My students’ confidence has improved significantly through engaging with this qualification. They did the practical exam today and they came out with massive grins on their faces and had a real sense of achievement. As a teacher you want to see them growing as a students and today they were growing in front of my eyes. It’s why you go in for the job: to see young people develop into great human beings.”
Teacher, St Thomas Aquinas Catholic School, Birmingham