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Gateway offers LAMDA and Trinity Drama qualifications along with OLs and ALs

Among the many choices of subjects and courses available at Advanced Level, Gateway College has included Performing Diplomas of Trinity College London, to provide further options for students. Having introduced Drama very successfully at International GCSE (OL) in all campuses, Gateway College wishes to extend this discipline to AL as well, from this academic year. Over the years, LAMDA Medal Examinations (Gold, Silver and Bronze) in Acting have been offered to the 14-16 age group at Gateway to be completed along with International GCSEs. The success of the programmes have been as follows:

2018 2019 2020
LAMDA Grade 6 - Merit & Distinction 100% 88% 87%
Grade 7 - Merit & Distinction 100% 100% 100%
Grade 8 - Merit & Distinction 100% 93% 100%

Founded in 1861, LAMDA is the oldest drama school in the UK. Building on the success of the OL students in LAMDA Level 3 Certificate in Performance: Acting, that is designed to enable Learners to develop a wide range of acting skills, Gateway wishes to introduce drama at AL through ATCL/LTCL qualifications offered by Trinity College London. Trinity is a leading international examination board and independent education charity that has been providing assessments around the world since 1877. Through drama, students learn to think and interpret imaginatively and creatively while learning to communicate ideas and develop as effective independent learners. Students are provided with the opportunity to develop their knowledge of different periods of drama and a variety of style and techniques used by dramatists, which will assist them in understanding dramatic texts used in literature.

Drama at OL - LAMDA Medal Examinations in Acting – Grade 8 (Gold), Grade 7 (Silver) and Grade 6 (Bronze) are designed to develop skills necessary to communicate dramatic text to an audience. Learners who prepare themselves appropriately will develop interpretative skills, technical skills and the knowledge of the performance process. These critical skills will enhance their self-confidence to engage and contribute fully, whether at school, in further education, at work or in the community: In other words, to fulfill their potential. Further, these examinations encourage learners to develop a love of literature, poetry and drama and assist them to earn up to 30 UCAS points that would help them in getting into UK universities.

Drama at AL - Performing Diplomas of Trinity College London are designed to encourage candidates to be innovative, multi-skilled and reflective performers, developing and evidencing their skills in rehearsal and performance methodologies. Candidates demonstrate the principles and practice of vocal and physical skills, characterization and audience engagement through preparing and performing or presenting a range of material drawn from areas they may be studying, that they enjoy, or that present a new challenge. Learners have the opportunity to reach two levels on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF): Level 4 (ATCL) — equivalent standard to the first year of an undergraduate degree course and Level 6 (LTCL) — equivalent standard to the final year of an undergraduate degree course.