LAMDA Graded Examinations in Communication: Speaking in Public are designed to develop the skills necessary for effective oral communication and public presentation. These examinations will benefit native English speakers as well as those for whom English is a second language.

Académie of Stars prepare the student to obtain certification in the chosen Subject. The syllabus will be based on the requirements of the examination board.

Learners who prepare themselves appropriately will develop:

✰ Oral Language Skills
The learner will be required to select, structure and shape subject matter into a coherent and concise speech and adapt language and form to audience, purpose and situation where appropriate.

Technical Skills
The learner will be required to build skills in vocal projection and clarity of speech; match tonal register to audience, purpose and situation where appropriate; and integrate body language, notes and visual aids where appropriate, to support the subject matter and engage the listener.

Knowledge of Oral Communication Skills
The learner will be required to have a knowledge and understanding of the techniques required for speaking in public.

The qualification is available at four levels, in line with the Regulated Qualifications Framework:

✰ Entry Level
✰ Level 1: Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3
✰ Level 2: Grade 4, Grade 5
✰ Level 3: Grade 6 (Bronze Medal), Grade 7 (Silver Medal), Grade 8 (Gold Medal)

Learners may enter for a Speaking in Public examination at any grade. Each grade is independently assessed.

Learning Outcomes are set at each Level and cover a range of grades (for example, Level 1 covers Grades 1, 2 and 3).

Assessment Criteria are set at each grade.

There is a qualitative difference in outcome between individual grades within each level. This is because:
• set requirements and/or topics for speeches increase in difficulty as the grades progress
• the knowledge required increases as the grades progress

MAY
✰ Registration Deadline: end of March
✰ Training Period: December – May

NOVEMBER
✰ Registration Deadline: end of September
✰ Training Period: June – November

Training sessions for the preparation for each grade will differ and depends on the requirements. There is a minimum of 6 months of 24 sessions  to prepare for each grade. Level 3 exams will require minimum of 36 sessions to prepare.

Level Description
The LAMDA Entry Level Award in Communication: Speaking in Public is designed to introduce learners to basic skills in public speaking. Learners will be able to prepare and deliver a speech about a book of their own choice. They will speak audibly and clearly. They will be able to answer questions about the reasons for their choice of book and will maintain a brief conversation with the examiner on a topic of their own choice.

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

Interpretation
LO1: prepare and deliver a speech about a book, demonstrating an understanding of the subject matter.

Technique
LO2: use the skills required for speaking in public.

Knowledge
LO3: know and understand the techniques required for speaking in public.

Level Description
The LAMDA Level 1 Award in Communication: Speaking in Public is designed to enable learners to develop basic skills in public speaking. Learners will be able to prepare and deliver a speech with a clear structure. They will speak audibly and clearly. The use of visual aids will help to engage the audience. Learners will be able to answer questions about the content of their speech and maintain a conversation with the examiner on a topic of their own choice. They will ask questions to further the conversation (Grade 3 only).

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

Interpretation
LO1: prepare and deliver a speech, demonstrating an understanding of the subject matter.

Technique
LO2: use the skills required for speaking in public.

Knowledge
LO3: know and understand the techniques required for speaking in public.

Level Description
The LAMDA Level 2 Award in Communication: Speaking in Public is designed to enable learners to develop a range of skills in public speaking. Learners will be able to select appropriate subject matter and prepare and deliver two speeches. Effective preparation and study will be evident, leading to a secure performance. Use of body language and voice will be combined to engage the audience. Learners will be able to answer questions on the skills required for preparing their speeches and maintain a conversation with the examiner on a given topic. They will ask questions to further the conversation and listen supportively.

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

Interpretation
LO1: prepare and deliver two speeches, demonstrating an understanding of the subject matter.

Technique
LO2: demonstrate the skills required for speaking in public.

Knowledge
LO4: know and understand the techniques required for speaking in public.

Level Description
The LAMDA Level 3 Certificate in Communication: Speaking in Public is designed to enable learners to develop a wide range of skills in public speaking. Learners will be able to deliver two prepared speeches and one impromptu speech. They will integrate their knowledge and skills, demonstrating an understanding of the subject matter and the techniques required to speak in public. Presentation will be grounded in thorough and relevant preparation. Physical and vocal flexibility will be combined to engage the audience. Learners will be able to answer questions on the techniques required for speaking in public and for preparing speeches. They will also be able to demonstrate knowledge of different styles of speech (Grade 8 only).

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

Interpretation
LO1: prepare and deliver two speeches, demonstrating an
understanding of the subject matter.

Technique
LO2: demonstrate the skills required for speaking in public.

Impromptu Speech
LO3: prepare and deliver an impromptu speech.

Knowledge
LO4: demonstrate an understanding of the techniques required for speaking in public
LO5: demonstrate an understanding of the techniques required for preparing speeches
LO6: know and understand different styles of speech (Grade 8 only).

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