LAMDA Success

I am delighted to report that several more Tavistock College students have had success with their LAMDA (London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art) qualifications under the expert teaching and guidance of Vanessa McCarty.

Two Year 9 students took the demanding Grade 4 Speaking of Verse and Prose which requires not only multiple performances but also contains a q and a session on literary techniques and the physiology behind breathe and speech pronunciation. Both Katie Gray and Rhian Packwood passed the exam with Katie gaining a Merit.

Year 10 students Alex Tackaberry and Jemma Drake both excelled in their Grade 3 Public Speaking exam where they had to prepare a detailed speech about a subject of their choice and then field unprepared questions on the topic. The girls showed their skills in these prepared and impromptu speech forms and both gained high Distinction gradings.

We are also delighted that sixth formers Zacharius Woodward (year 12) passed his Grade 5 Acting with Merit and Harry Pask (year 13) gained a Distinction in Grade 7 Public Speaking.  All students benefit from the skills learnt on the LAMDA courses but at Grade 6 and above student can also use the qualifications to gain UCAS points to support University applications.

As a mark of the growing numbers of Tavistock College students successfully taking these prestigious examinations we will be operating as an examinations centre for LAMDA from this June, giving more students the opportunity to access these experiences.

Eva Pearson