As the table below shows there is now a big incentive for any student, whether they are studying Drama at school or not, to do a LAMDA exam. A young person can take a Grade 6 (sometimes as young as 13) and earn 12 UCAS points. By the time they do a Grade 8 they can earn nearly the equivalent of an A-Level (30 UCAS points). This table now reflects the new UCAS points tariff which uses a much lower points system than the old UCAS tariff.



Table of UCAS Points for Graded LAMDA Examinations in Verse and Prose and Acting


Attainment Level LAMDA Grade 6 LAMDA Grade 7 LAMDA Grade 8 LAMDA PCertLAM
 Distinction  12 16 30 24
 Merit  10  14 27  16
 Pass  8  12 24  6


D = Distinction (80%)
M = Merit (65%)
P = Pass (50%)