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LAMDA is continually growing at Gordon’s. As of 2021 we are preparing to enter over 40 students for LAMDA exams.

LAMDA examinations are internationally recognised qualifications that provide young people with the opportunity to improve self-expression, self-assurance and, most importantly, have fun. We offer lessons to all year groups in Acting, Devising Drama, Speaking Verse and Prose, Reading for Performance and Speaking in Public. We also offer the Level 3 Shakespeare Syllabus. The classes help students develop their confidence and encourage creativity and the ability to ‘think on your feet’.

The lessons are run on a rota basis during the school day or will take place during ‘study periods’ for students in the Sixth Form. Level 3 qualifications from LAMDA (Grade 6 and above) offer valuable UCAS points which students can use towards their university entry requirements.

For further details, please contact Adam Stanworth – Director of Music at

Recent Successes

LAMDA RESULTS MARCH 2016: 1 Pass, 11 Merits, 19 Distinctions

LAMDA RESULTS JULY 2016: 1 Distinction

LAMDA RESULTS NOVEMBER 2016: 2 Passes, 9 Merits, 7 Distinctions

LAMDA RESULTS MARCH 2017: 17 Merits, 16 Distinctions

LAMDA RESULTS JUNE 2017:  1 Merit, 2 Distinctions

LAMDA RESULTS NOVEMBER 2017:  . 7 Distinctions, 5 Merits and 1 Pass.

LAMDA RESULTS MARCH 2018:  18 Distinctions, 9 Merits and 4 Pass.

LAMDA RESULTS JUNE 2018:  4 Distinctions, 5 Merits.

LAMDA RESULTS NOVEMBER 2018: 11 Distinctions.

LAMDA RESULTS MARCH 2019: 24 Distinctions and 5 Merits. A special mention for P Norman (Distinction) and R Fernandes (Merit) who both received Grade 8 in Acting (Gold Medal).

LAMDA RESULTS NOVEMBER 2019: 9 Distinctions and 3 Merits.

LAMDA RESULTS MARCH 2020: 10 Distinctions and 2 Merits. A special mention to D Elulade and N Watson, who were the first students from Gordon's to take the Grade 8 Speaking in Public exam. They both passed with distinction. Also D Watson, who was awarded 100% in Grade 8 Reading for Performance.

Performance Exams

For the LAMDA Acting syllabus, please click here.

For the LAMDA Devising Drama syllabus, please click here.

Communication Exams

For the LAMDA Speaking Verse and Prose syllabus, please click here.

For the LAMDA Reading for Performance syllabus, please click here.

For the LAMDA Speaking in Public syllabus, please click here.

For the LAMDA Shakespeare syllabus, please click here.


Eddie the Eagle Edwards, the first competitor to represent Great Britain in the Olympic Ski Jumping for fifty years, landed as the Guest of Honour in the Boarding Schools Association Public Speaking Festival, hosted by Gordon’s.

Mr Edwards, who rose to international fame when he took part in the Calgary Winter Olympics in 1988, spoke of his determination to reach the Olympic Games.

After his talk, it was the turn of the students with Gordon’s competing with students from Cranleigh; Reddam House and LVS.

Topics ranged from ‘Is Temporary Insanity an Excuse for Murder’ to ‘The benefits of Introversion – Let’s Celebrate the Difference’ and the event saw some 30 students giving individual prepared speeches and team presentations. Amirah Deji won the Seniors Individual Prepared Speech Award.

Inaugural Arete By Heart Competition held at Gordon's 



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