Little Voices strives to make examinations a positive experience for every pupil. They are a recognised qualification and a superb CV builder for all children highlighting their progress and recognising their hard work and development!
Please make a note of the examination dates for the academic year to ensure your child is available.
All examinations are taken with London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA).
Little Voices and everyone involved in the organisation must comply with all policies and procedures detailed in LAMDA’s Guide for Teachers and Centres.
Little Voices has its own policies and procedures which reflect the ones published by LAMDA and the Little Voices structure.
Examination fees are set by LAMDA and are included in your payment package.
Failure to make payment can and will affect a whole group, resulting in the group unable to be entered for their LAMDA examination.
All hair must be tied back and clipped off the face. This is a LAMDA requirement and ensures the whole face is visible for assessment purposes.
Pupils must wear their Little Voices uniform for all examinations. Only essential props are used, and this will be discussed before the examination.
Props and scripts
Props are not needed in examinations unless discussed with and cleared by the tutor prior to the exam.
For mini voices Introductory examinations, a favourite toy, photograph or book is an examination requirement as a focus for discussion with the examiner. Finer details regarding the props for these examinations will be discussed and shared prior to the examination.
All scripts are provided by Little Voices and are to be handed back to the tutor at the end of the examination cycle. Please encourage your child to only add notes in pencil so the scripts can be used again.
When and if an examination rehearsal is scheduled in addition to the normal weekly lesson, attendance is compulsory for the sake of the group.
At least 4 lessons prior to the exam will be used as rehearsal time, therefore it is compulsory these lessons are attended for the sake of the group. If a solo/duo examination is being taken and these lessons are not attended there will be risk of the examination being cancelled for the individual if we feel they are not well prepared.
We do our utmost to predict the examination timetable however, LAMDA is in ultimate control and only provides us with the finalised timetable 5 days before the examination.
The examination results are sent to us within 6 weeks. This is LAMDA’s policy and we understand it can be frustrating for all pupils, parents and even tutors.
Little Voices may publicly publish examination results at any time. If you do not wish for your child’s examination results to be published, you must inform Little Voices in writing before the examination date.