Gain Lamda Ucas points...

You can now get UCAS points for LAMDA exams and New Era Academy exams.

Now children can have fun, increase their confidence and communication skills and gain UCAS points.

For those who don't know, Ucas is a clearing house for applications for virtually all undergraduate degree programmes at British universities or colleges.

UCAS has a tariff system (more commonly known as UCAS points), which allows qualifications to be converted into points (e.g. an A at A Level is worth 120 points) and then added together to give a total that can be used as a requirement to get into a course (a course may require 260 points, for example). The UCAS Tariff now attempts to cover all UK qualifications and some foreign qualifications.

Now New Era Academy of Speech and Drama and  LAMDA  Speech and Drama exams will be included in this tariff and students can gain between 20 and 65 points depending on grade and pass mark.

  • Grade 6
  • Pass gets you 20 points
  • Merit gets you 35 poimts
  • Distinction gets you 40 points
  • Grade 7
  • Pass gets you 35 points
  • Merit gets you 50 points
  • Distinction gets you 55 points
  • grade 8
  • Pass gets you 45 points
  • Merit gets you 60 points
  • Distinction gets you 65 points
  • Performance Certificate
  • Pass gets you 60 points
  • Merit gets you 80 points
  • Distinction gets you 90 points
  • LAMDA exams can be taken in most areas of the country and I will enter my local pupils at the public centre in Bournemouth  if asked, however I do prefer to enter my local pupils for New Era Academy exams as I find the syllabus more challenging and interesting. I also use Victoria College. 

    I offer private lessons  in my studio in Corfe Mullen from 6am in the morning until 8pm in the evening.

    For more details of these lessons please see my elocution page. If you live too far away and would still like lessons please look at the lessons I give via webcam.

    Don't worry if you're not a budding actress, as well as acting, exams can be taken in 'Reading for Performance' which is what it says - reading aloud a programme of work, 'The Speaking Verse and Prose' where you will recite poetry and prose to an examiner and 'Public Speaking' where you will be required to give talks on various topics.

    If you're a little quiet and shy I would suggest studying for the Reading for Performance exams. These exams seem to suit less confident students because they have the words in front of them and don't feel as exposed as they would if they were acting. However, I must point out that they are not an easy option as far as technique is concerned - only the best performances will pass.  UCAS points have to be earned.

    Studying for these exams will not only gain you UCAS points but will greatly increase your confidence during the interview stage of applying for university places.

    What people say about my courses

    'Recommend to all speakers of the English Language who wish to improve or correct their pronunciation. The Teacher has a great way of explaining concepts and the reasons why a pronunciation should be correctly pronounced in a certain way. I like the tutor's way of teaching,which is a traditional style,that has substance and clarity. Video and Audio quality is very good.' - Shaun, Aug 2018

    'I had a mumbling issue which led me to go to a speech therapist and pay £100 per session, after losing £200 and still not having a solution, I came across this course and I had quickly found the solution to my problem. Over and above that, I got a lot more out of this course, more than anything a real enlightenment as to how I speak, how that comes across and how I can improve my speech to get better outcomes out of conversations and speeches. Thank you Serena.' Reuben, Aug 2018

    What people say about me .....

    You are a "Guru" (teacher) in the true sense of the word, as you impart and share your knowledge in totality, and I'm lucky to have you as a teacher. Kavita.

    '....explained everything professionally well and honest she gave very good useful tips and has this unique charm and engaging voice that soothes my fears of always being afraid to speak to others because they might judge me and she was thoroughly precise and to the point and she gave quite a lot of useful longevity tips for everyday use. IMPRESSIVE 5 STARS!!'  Laurie , Aug 2018

    I’m lucky enough to have had some elocution classes with Serena face-to-face some years ago in Bournemouth. Having English as a second language I used Serena’s knowledge and professionalism to help me, at first, to understand that an accent can be a part of your character and this gives your speech some flavour. The important bit is to understand and learn how to speak every single word clearly, with a good pace, with high and lows which make your speech interesting. It was enlightening, and now I have found online all those wonderful classes with a genuine English lady. This is priceless. Thank you Serena! - Newton, Feb 2018