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

LAMDA RESULTS FEBRUARY 2020

The latest results are in and all the pupils who took their exam in February at our own centre achieved Distinction!

Speaking of Verse and Prose

Entry

Gadowl Oyedeji

Grade 1

Aakash Muraleetharan

Grade 3

Josh Sikdar, Akshaara Muraleetharan

Grade 5

Vaishali Ilanko, Jemima Brooks, Verity Clark

Grade 6

Evie Clark

Grade 7

Varshaa Premakantha, Catarina Cardeira

Congratulations to you all!

LAMDA RESULTS DECEMBER 2019

Fantastic set of results with 27 Distinctions and 1 high Merit

Joseph Edwards, Isla Degnan and Lily Gordon all did particularly well gaining Distinction in their first exam and at the other end of the grades, Lucas Jackson and Gabriel Cardeira also achieved Distinctions for their Grade 8 Gold Medal Acting exams.

All the following children achieved Distinction:

Speaking of Verse and Prose

Introductory 1

Joseph Edwards (90), Isla Degnan, Lily Gordon

Entry

Gabriel Osborne (92), Georgia Wood (90),Tilly Blundell

Grade 1

Martha Last (90), Zara Murray-Cakar, Lois Cringle, Esme Goatcher

Grade 2

Olivia Hall (93), Jesikka Rajkumar, Adyan Absar

Grade 3

Vaishana Ilanko, Jake Ashcroft

Grade 4

Anushka Choudhary, Eleanor Morrison, Ifeoluwa Oyedeji, Danish Rajkumar, Milind Potla

Grade 5

Orlando Campolucci-Bordi (90), Niamh Hughes

Grade 6

Ellie Edwards (97)

Grade 7

Itsoghena Oyedeji, Joseph Bigley, Megan Hutchinson

Acting

Grade 8

Lucas Jackson, Gabriel Cardeira

LAMDA RESULTS SUMMER  2019

Congratulations to all pupils for gaining such excellent results in the last session of LAMDA Examinations. 35 children took the exams – from introductory to Grade 8 (Gold Medal) and there were 32 Distinctions and 3 High Merits.

The following pupils all got Distinction (with those gaining a fantastic 90 and over marked)

SPEAKING OF VERSE AND PROSE

Introductory 3

Gadowl Oyedeji (D – 98)

Entry

Zara Murray-Cakar (D), Sujaani Mathanraj (D), Grace Hayes (D – 90), Freddie Thomason (D – 91),

Lois Cringle (D – 94), Esme Goatcher (D – 96), Martha Last (D – 98)

Grade 1

Jesikka Rajkumar (D – 90)

Grade 2

Jake Ashcroft (D), Dominic Oliver (D), Vaishana Ilanko (95)

Grade 3

Serafina Campolucci-Bordi (D), Flyn Aindow (D), Milind Potla (D)

Grade 4

Vaishali Ilanko (D), Lori-Jo Quinney (D – 92)

Grade 5

Louisa Whorton (D), Alexander Goldman (D), Matilda Brookes-Jones (D – 94)

Grade 6

Varshaa Premakantha (D), Catarina Cardeira (D – 90)

Grade 8

Priya Lal (D), Grace Farnell (D – 97)

SOLO ACTING EXAMS

Grade 6

Jasmine McElhinney (D),  Henry Leason (D),  Evie Clark (D), Faye Hannaway (D – 93), Orlando-Campolucci-Bordi (D – 93)

Grade 7

Kristina Rawsthorne (D)

Grade 8

Joe Houghton (D), Francesca Medlicott (D – 97)