LAMDA Speaking in Public Exams 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.

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LAMDA (London Academy Music and Dramatic Art) is one of the UK’s oldest and most respected awarding bodies. LAMDA has been offering practical examinations in communication and performance subjects for over 130 years. In this time, LAMDA's qualifications have helped hundreds of thousands of candidates of all ages and abilities to develop lifelong skills.

LAMDA exams are about achievement – recognizing and rewarding the endeavors of each individual – but they are also about empowerment. LAMDA's ultimate aim is to provide all people with the opportunity to develop the life skills they need to be a success: attributes such as self-confidence and the ability to communicate clearly and present ideas.

At the heart of LAMDA examinations is the recognition that our qualifications are for everyone. Across the globe, LAMDA's examinations unite learners of all ages, abilities, backgrounds, and cultures in enthusiasm for the English language and a desire to develop skills for life.

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
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.

LEVEL 1 — Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3
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).

LEVEL 2 — Grade 4, Grade 5
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 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.

LEVEL 3 — Grade 6 (Bronze Medal), Grade 7 (Silver Medal), Grade 8 (Gold Medal)
​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. The 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).

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

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

ENTRY LEVEL
✰ prepare and deliver a speech about a book, demonstrating an understanding of the subject matter.
✰ use the skills required for speaking in public.
✰ know and understand the techniques required for speaking in public.

LEVEL 1
✰ prepare and deliver a speech, demonstrating an understanding of the subject matter.
✰ use the skills required for speaking in public.
✰ know and understand the techniques required for speaking in public.

LEVEL 2
✰ prepare and deliver two speeches, demonstrating an understanding of the subject matter.
✰ demonstrate the skills required for speaking in public.
✰ know and understand the techniques required for speaking in public.

LEVEL 3
✰ prepare and deliver two speeches, demonstrating an understanding of the subject matter.
✰ demonstrate the skills required for speaking in public.
✰ prepare and deliver an impromptu speech.
✰ demonstrate an understanding of the techniques required for speaking in public
✰ demonstrate an understanding of the techniques required for preparing speeches
✰ know and understand different styles of speech (Grade 8 only).

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.

Class Levels

Entry

S$35 / class
  • Entry Level Examinees
  • Group Class Type
  • 1 hour / weekly
  • 20 sessions / semester
  • Exam Fees NOT included

Level 1

S$40 / class
  • Grade 1 -3 Examinees
  • Group Class Type
  • 1 hour / weekly
  • 20 sessions / semester
  • Exam Fees NOT included

Level 2

S$45 / class
  • Grade 4 - 5 Examinees
  • Group Class Type
  • 1 hour / weekly
  • 20 sessions / semester
  • Exam Fees NOT included

Level 3

S$50 / class
  • Grade 6 -8 Examinees
  • Group Class Type
  • 1 hour / weekly
  • 20 sessions / semester
  • Exam Fees NOT included

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Eugene Lin

Cordelia Fernandez

Desmond Sim

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