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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 late Summer 2020

Lamont School of Drama is once again celebrating with another exceptional set of LAMDA Examination results.

In the late Summer 2020 session, 31 took an exam resulting in 27 Distinctions and 4 high merits! Thirteen gained 90+. Special mention goes to goes to Verity Clark who gained her Grade 7 exam with Distinction at the age of 11 and Evie Clark who gained her Grade 8 exam with Distinction at the age of 12!  Also, congratulations to siblings Megan (15) and Drew Hutchinson (13) who worked alongside each other on their Grade 8 exams and both gained the fantastic mark of 96!

Trophies for exam excellence are presented to the highest performing students.  The Junior Excellence Trophy was presented to Campbell Gie and Gadowl Oyedeji. The Intermediate Excellence Trophy was presented to Isla Gie. The Senior Excellence Trophy was jointly won by siblings Megan Hutchinson and Drew Hutchinson.

Lamont Drama Principal, Diane Lamont, said: “Our LAMDA results remain exceptionally high and that’s down to  pupils working extremely hard to achieve these spectacularoutcomes. I am very proud of them all.

 

Megan and Drew Hutchinson both gained the incredible mark of 96 for Grade 8. This photo epitomises everything Lamont is about. Working together with amazing work ethic and huge talent. Result = shining off the page! Well done guys!

Pupils Gaining Distinctions :-

ENTRY

Campbell Gie

GRADE 1

Gadowl Oyedeji, Emilia Guy

GRADE 2

Freddie Thomason, Aakash Muraleetharan, Charlie Geldart,Kisaan Vigneswaran

GRADE 3

Chayil Oyedeji, Olivia Hall,Isla Gie, Martha Last, Emily Rimmer

GRADE 4

Anishiha, Vigneswaran, Gabriel Osborne,Akshaara Muraleetharan, Hugh Tatler

GRADE 5

Lori-Jo Quinney, Ifeoluwa Oyedeji, Anushka Choudhary

GRADE 6

Vaishali Ilanko, Matilda Brookes-Jones

GRADE 7

Orlando Campolucci-Bordi, Verity Clark

GRADE 8

Evie Clark, Itsoghena Oyedeji, Drew Hutchinson, Megan Hutchinson

 

LAMDA RESULTS JULY 2020

Lamont School of Drama is celebrating this week with an exceptional set of LAMDA Examination results.

All pupils were awarded Distinctions, with 14 pupils gaining exceptional results of 90+ marks.

Trophies for exam excellence are presented to the highest performing students.  The Junior Excellence Trophy was presented to Joseph Edwards, who achieved 94 marks. The Intermediate Excellence Trophy was presented to Serafina Campolucci-Bordi  who achieved 98 marks. The Senior Excellence Trophy was jointly won by sisters Evie and Verity Clark who both achieved 94 marks.

Lamont Drama Principal, Diane Lamont, said: “I am absolutely delighted for all my pupils who worked extremely hard to achieve these spectacular results. Many are already moving on to their next grades for further exam sessions later in the year and I look forward to equally excellent results then. The results are:-

Speaking of Verse and Prose

Introductory Stage 2

Joseph Edwards

Entry

Emilia Guy

Grade 1

Freddie Thomason, Sujaani Mathanraj

Grade 2

Martha Last, Zara Murray-Cakar, Lois Cringle, Pip Charnley

Grade 3

Jesikka Rajkumar, Gabriel Osborne, Adyan Absar,  Anishiha Vigneswaran

Grade 4

Serafina Campolucci-Bordi

Grade 5

Danish Rajkumar

Grade 6

Orlando Campolucci-Bordi, Verity Clark, Isabel Chan, Louisa Whorton

Grade 7

Evie Clark

Grade 8

Varshaa Premakantha,  Joseph Bigley, Ellie Edwards

Joseph Bigley celebrates his superb achievement of reaching Grade 8 – Gold Medal.

Solo Acting

Grade 8

Grace Wingate

 

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)