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Record Results in Speech and Drama Examinations

Schools successful in speech and drama examsAfter six full days of examinations, pupils at the Stamford Endowed Schools have achieved their best ever set of London Academy (LAMDA) Speech and Drama results – with a record number of 47 pupils gaining their Bronze, Silver and Gold Medals and all candidates – 163 in total – achieving a record number of Passes with Distinction.

121 High School girls, 18 Junior School pupils and 24 boys from Stamford School took examinations in a wide range of performance based disciplines, including Acting, Public Speaking, Devised Performance, Mime, Verse and Prose Recital and Reading for Performance. In all 14 pupils passed, 63 gained a Merit and 86 achieved a Distinction.

The record set in 2010 – of 38 successful medallists - was smashed this year when 47 pupils passed their Bronze, Silver or Gold Medal examinations. Of these, 25 passed their Bronze (12 with Distinction), 12 passed their Silver (5 with Distinction) and 10 achieved their Gold Medal (6 with Distinction).

Paul Galloway, Head of Speech and Drama at the Endowed Schools, said “Although the Schools have a proud history of outstanding LAMDA results over the years, never before have we had a majority of our candidates achieving Distinctions. This is especially gratifying because many of these examinations – a record number in fact - were at the particularly challenging Medal grades. I would like to thank fellow teachers Pattie Samuels and Paola Wigmore and all the pupils for their hard work and commitment over the years.”