Speech and Drama

Award-winning LAMDA Speech & Drama and Practical English coaching is offered at Queenswood as a co-curricular activity. The weekly lessons are extremely popular among girls who want to extend their drama skills and with those international students who wish to improve their ability to use English as an additional language. Over half the girls in the school take some form of LAMDA examinations.

Students work individually or in pairs. They are exposed to a wide range of contemporary and classical playtexts - exposure which supports and enhances their curriculum work.

Speech & Drama is ideal for those students who wish to perform but perhaps are daunted by the larger audiences who attend the school plays. As well as solo and duologue work, examinations can be taken in disciplines such as mime and improvisation. Examination pieces are performed to parents, staff and students at regular LAMDA showcase events. The girls consistently achieve excellent results in their examinations; many students successfully work through the grades and beyond to Bronze, Silver and Gold medals. The medals will accrue UCAS points.