Thirty-six girls in years seven to 13 took an acting examination with 27 girls gained a Distinction and nine gained a Merit in the latest London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA) exam.
To achieve a Distinction requires 80 marks and three girls reached over 90 marks.
Farlington offers Drama at both GCSE and A Level, as well as the opportunity to take LAMDA examinations which provide the opportunity to gain valuable UCAS points as ‘QCA – Accredited’ LAMDA higher-level qualifications are included in the UCAS tariff. Special mention must go to the following students who have successfully reached such a high level:
Lizzie Booth, Farlington’s Speech and Drama teacher, said: “As always, the examiners commented on how well prepared and confident they all were. We are currently waiting for the next results for forty girls in Years 6–13 who took their exams in May. I have no doubt that these results will not disappoint. Good luck to the girls in Prep two to five, who will be taking their exams on 11th June.
”Speech and Drama nurtures spontaneity, imagination, trust, teamwork, and self-confidence. Most importantly it is so valuable for learning presentation skills. It is not just about acting, although the girls absolutely love acting and appreciate the release it gives them.
“It takes courage for a year two girl to bound into a room, perform her poem and then engage in a conversation with someone she has never met before about what she has just done, and yet time and time again the girls excel. This results in essential life skills being taught when girls are fearless and further proves that Farlington really does educate for confidence.”