Lamont Casting Agency

Founded in 1861, LAMDA has been offering speech and drama exams for more than 130 years.

The exams are designed to develop the learner’s reading skills, expand their vocabulary, improve their powers of self-expression and memory and enhance their conversation and debating abilities.

Overall, their confidence is boosted and they are able to engage and contribute fully at school, in further education or at work. All the exams are rooted in encouraging participants to develop a love of literature, poetry and drama and thus improve standards of communication through the spoken word.  Predominately, pupils achieve Distinctions or Merits for their exams. We often have sessions where 100% of pupils achieve Distinctions – putting them in the top 10% of LAMDA entrants around the country.  Achieving high marks is commendable, of course, but pupils gain far more from their LAMDA experience :-

Communication – Children need to be good communicators – at school and in their chosen careers. The LAMDA training the pupils receive teaches them how to communicate effectively, clearly, confidently, with good pronunciation and strong projection.

Confidence – pupils are taught to be confident  in their abilities and develop self-belief allowing them to shine in any situation. Whether they are taking centre stage in a school production or going for a job interview, the skills learnt from LAMDA stay with them forever.

Qualifications – LAMDA exams are universally recognised as a formal qualification in public speaking and will enhance any CV.  The higher grades offer UCAS points enhancing any personal statement for university or college.

Succeeding in a LAMDA examination demonstrates not only that learners have met rigorous assessment criteria in a particular discipline, but also that they have grown as individuals through participating in a globally respected activity. Ultimately, it is this sense of achievement that empowers the individual.

The key to the results:
(P) Pass – 50 marks and over
(M) Merit – 65 marks and over
(D) Distinction – 80 marks and over

SPEAKING OF VERSE AND PROSE

LAMDA EXAM RESULTS – SUMMER 2017
“Congratulations to all pupils who sat exams. We received an excellent set of results with over half  of you gaining 90 marks and over. Special congratulations goes to Millie McLoughlin who gained an amazing 100% for her Grade 5 exam! Everyone below gained Distinction for their exam. Amazing!”

Amazing
THE SPEAKING OF VERSE AND PROSE
INTRODUCTORY 2
Phoebe Ryan  Distinction
Imogen O’Toole  Distinction
INTRODUCTORY 3
Serafina Campolucci-Bordi  Distinction
Beatrice Woodhouse  Distinction
ENTRY
Alexander Riley  Distinction
Jacob Cavendish Distinction

Lucy Edey Distinction

GRADE 1
Lori-Jo Quinney Distinction
GRADE 2
Beth Edwards Distinction
Jemima Brooks Distinction
Jessica Harrison Distinction
GRADE 3
Varshaa Premakantha Distinction
Orlando Campolucci-Bordi Distinction
Niamh Hughes Distinction
Annabel Harrison Distinction
Drew Hutchinson Distinction
Ellie Edwards Distinction
Matilda Brookes-Jones Distinction
GRADE 5
Megan Hutchinson Distinction
Priya Lal Distinction
Grace Farnell Distinction
Millie McLoughlin Distinction
GRADE 6
Grace Wingate Distinction
Alex Lal Distinction
Taylor Parry Distinction
GRADE 7
Ahmed Hassan Distinction
Harry Wingate Distinction
Francesca Medlicott Distinction
David Coyne Distinction
Joe Houghton Distinction
Charlotte Russell Distinction
Amelia Rosin Distinction