Recent Examination Successes

Monday, April 23rd, 2012


Timothy Hill Acting Solo Grade III

Speaking of Verse & Prose Grade III

Susann Austin Speaking in Public Grade VI-Bronze Medallion

Joshua Cullen Using Spoken English Grade IV-Level 2 QCF:Distinction

Acting Solo Grade IV-Level 2 QCF:Merit

Max Curtis Acting Solo Grade III-Level 1 QCF:Distinction

Acting Solo Grade VI-Bronze Medallion:Distinction

Using Spoken English Grade V-Level 2 QCF:Distinction

Max has passed an audition and been awarded a place with The National Youth Theatre 2012

Nick Eggett Speaking in Public Grade VI-Level 3 QCF-Bronze Medallion:Merit

Speaking in Public Grade VII-Level 3 QCF-Silver Medallion:Distinction

Speaking in Public Grade VIII-Level 3 QCF-GOLD Medallion:Merit

Fergus Drysdale Acting Solo Grade V-Level 2 QCF:Merit

Speaking of Verse & Prose Grade III-Level 1 QCF:

Speaking of Verse & Prose Grade IV-Level 2 QCF:Merit

Fergus gained a Junior Silver Badge from Vanguard Examinations with Honours: 92%

Kevin Neal Speaking of Verse & Prose Grade III-Level 1 QCF:Pass

At The Wootton Bassett Arts Festival: Speech & Drama Section 2011:

Saaria Ahmed won The WBAF Cup for Solo Public Speaking [16yrs. & Over] with Distinction:85 marks

Aneela Ahmed won The Vanguard Trophy for Solo Public Speaking [15yrs. & Under] with Distinction:89 mks.

She earned a Commendation [83 marks] for Prepared Prose Reading [14yrs.&Under] Aneela also won The Xpress Train Trophy for the most outstanding Public Speaker at the Festival

Max Curtis came 2nd by 1 mark in the Solo Acting Class [14-16yrs.]

We congratulate all our students for working so hard to achieve these awards in recognition of their talent!

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The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art

Saturday, March 6th, 2010

There are some significant changes from previous syllabi. Please note that the grade ranges have been reduced and the entry level age bands raised. The highest award is now designated “Distinction” and there is no longer an award of “Honours”.

The NEW SYLLABUS [2009 +] was published in March 2009 and remains current. A positive benefit is that the exams are approved by QCA, Northern Ireland and the Welsh Curriculum Authority and so they have Government validation for NVQ (National Vocational Qualifications) equivalence at Foundation, Intermediate and Advanced levels.

UCAS Points will be awarded for achievements of Pass, Merit or Distinction at grades VI to VIII for those entering examinations from 2008 onwards.

Entries had formerly to be made at least 4 weeks before the published date for the exams at a centre. Entries for ALL examinations must now be made – at the LATEST – SIX weeks before the session date.

SWINDON’S NEXT SESSION is being held on Saturday, 23rd June 2012 from 09.30 – 18.30.

ENTRY FEES rise annually and details of the current fees charged for the examinations held in public centres between 1st August 2012 and 31st July 2013 are now available together with the dates for each centre.

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New Era Academy Exams

Sunday, December 20th, 2009

The next public examinations for New Era Academy in Swindon are expected to be held in December 2013

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Other LAMDA Examinations

Wednesday, October 7th, 2009

CONGRATULATIONS to our candidates, all of whom were very successful in recent examinations in Speech, Drama and Public Speaking.

Fraser Studley gained Spoken English Grade 5 with Merit and Acting Grade 3; Sneha Shah was awarded the Gold Medallion in Public Speaking with Distinction! She earned 65 UCAS points from this achievement. Well done, Sneha!

The GOLD MEDAL for Acting has been awarded with Merit to Mike Henley, who candidated at the London Centre. Very well done, Mike!


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Some Previous Results

Wednesday, September 16th, 2009

William Bates – Solo Acting – Grade 1 with Merit

Fergus Drysdale – Solo Acting Grade 3 with Merit

Fergus Drysdale – Speaking of Verse & Prose Grade 2 with Merit

Emily Hawkings – Speaking of Verse & Prose Bronze Medal Grade VI with Merit

Emily Hawkings – Solo Acting Bronze Medallion Grade VI – Merit

Timothy Hill – Solo Acting Grade 1 – Distinction

Timothy Hill – Solo Acting Grade 2 – Merit

Oliver Meredith – Solo Acting Grade 3 – Distinction

Eustice Vries – Speaking in Public Grade VI – Bronze Medallion – Merit

Mark Morris – Speaking in Public Grade VI – Bronze Medallion – Merit

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Vanguard Examinations

Friday, June 5th, 2009

Owing to the development of a widening range of examination subjects, The Poetry Vanguard has been re-named Vanguard Examinations.

The current, expanded syllabus for The Poetry Vanguard spans the period from 2009. Details are available on request.

The next public examinations in Swindon are expected to be held on 1st December 2012. Entries must be made by the middle of October 2012

The Swindon contact for Vanguard Examinations is Mrs. P.J. Read

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