13th November 1998 at 00:00
* The Speech Communication Arts syllabus from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama offers a different approach to preparing young people to communicate in the modern world. The syllabus for levels 1-6 (five to 12-plus) enables children to explore situations and literature relevant to their lives. Levels 7-12 allow a wide range of activities to be adapted to the specific needs of students. To obtain syllabuses or further information about GSMD's examinations in speech communication and drama, contact the help desk on 0171 382 7167, e-mail:, or visit:

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