Back in March, 13 boys had their LAMDA examinations cancelled due to lockdown. Mrs Simpson, Speech and Drama Teacher, explains further, “These exams are a culmination of many months of hard work and to say I was gutted is an understatement.”

Finally, after six long months of waiting, the rearranged exams took place in School on 1st October.

“I received the results during half term and was utterly blown away by the high standard of marks. There were 6 merits and 7 distinctions, and the examiner gave high praise to the standard of work and professionalism of the boys.

“A special mention should go to Atri in Year 8, who scored a massive 98 out of 100, and Oliver and Musa in Year 6 who also scored over 90. Lucas and Daniel in Year 10 were my two Bronze Medal students from this session, whose high merits at Grade 6 meant that they have earned themselves valuable UCAS points for their university applications.

“Well done to everyone involved – to have resurrected your exam material after 6 long months of postponement, and to have scored so highly is a huge achievement.

“The fun never stops in Speech and Drama lessons as I am now focused on my December exams, in which 24 DGS boys will take part, from Entry Level all the way up to Grade 8, the Gold Medal grade.”

Are you interested in learning more about Speech and Drama lessons? Mrs Simpson has spaces available and lessons can begin at any time.