We take London College of Music and Media examinations at the University of West London, which are unique in the graded examinations world in being awarded by a university. LCM Examinations is an international examinations board offering graded and diploma qualifications in music, drama and communication.

Examinations are held across a large network of exam centres worldwide, and

Key features include:

  • a wide range of exam levels, catering for candidates of all standards

  • an exceptionally large portfolio of subjects

  • accreditation by Ofqual

  • UCAS points towards university entry for successful candidates at higher grades

All qualifications taken with our school now give points on the UCAS tariff for university entrance. With effect from 2008 entry to Higher Education, students passing Grades 6-8 in Speech and Drama will be entitled to additional UCAS points.

Depending on the level of the pass, students are able to be awarded up to a massive 160 UCAS points. Many Universities ask for 280 UCAS Points for entry to Higher Education.

Dylan Powell, age 16, passed Grade 6 at Distinction level when he was 15. Dylan has now achieved 40 UCAS points, equivalent to a Grade C AS Level at the age of 15.

Dylan is hoping to take Grade 7 in December.

Dylan Powell

Dylan Powell

Anyone interested in taking high quality lessons and examinations, at an affordable price, can call Helen Clews on 07973 331290 or 01625 537726 or email at helen.clews@hotmail.com to book a place. Click here for more information or here to download an application form.

Speech and Drama Examinations – UCAS Points Awarded

  Grade 6 Grade 7 Grade 8
Distinction 40 55 65
Merit 35 50 60
Pass 20 35 45

A Levels – UCAS Points Awarded

AS Level A2 Level
Grade A 60 Grade A 120
Grade B 50 Grade B 100
Grade C 40 Grade C 80
Grade D 30 Grade D 60
Grade E 20 Grade E 40

So for example if a student passes grade 6, 7 and 8 at Distinction level, the student has 160 UCAS Points. This is equivalent of an A2 Level Grade A and an AS Level Grade C.


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