Examination Success across the Board

Examination Success across the Board

Congratulations are in order for Lady Royd pupils (pictured above) and a further twenty seven senior girls who have successfully passed their London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA) exams.

Founded in 1861, LAMDA is one of the oldest drama school in the UK and provides a programme of Communication and Performance examination that are recognised world-wide.

Drama teacher, Mrs Severn, said: ‘These examinations are rooted in encouraging participants to develop a real love of literature, poetry and drama and thus help improve standards of communication through the spoken word’.

‘The process of preparing for and succeeding in these examinations helps to build self-confidence and develop a broad range of skills that will serve pupils well’.

Across the range, the examinations are aimed at developing the ability to:

  • read easily, fluently and with good understanding
  • expand vocabulary to improve powers of self-expression
  • improve confidence in speaking and listening
  • memorise and recall information
  • research and create persuasive formal presentations
  • create and defend arguments
  • engage in constructive informal conversation
  • work both on his/her own and participate as a member of a team.

This year saw pupils from as young as year 3 entered for the prestigious exam, starting with the introductory grades which are designed to develop basic communication skills and to introduce the learner to the LAMDA suite of graded examinations in Communication and Performance.

Pupils were asked to  learn the words of a poem and recall them aloud, paying particular attention to voice and diction,  and then asked to respond to simple questions in a conversation about the meaning of the poem; thus developing interpretative, technical and communication skills.

Examination Results

Speaking Verse and Pros

Introductory Grade: Azaan Ahmed, Hafsah Hussain, Ramneek Bagri, Hanaa Israil, Ayesha Sawant
Entry Level: Hiba Khan, Myiesha Rafiq, Sidra Javed
Level 1, Grade 3: Nidah Hamdani, Laiba Waheed, Haleema Hussain, Aisha Ahmed
Level 2, Grade 4: Mushin Amar, Serena Ahmed, Amaan Rehman, Miqdad Hamdani, Jahan zaib Khan, Muizz Tahir
Level 2, Grade 5: Malika Ijaz, Mariya Kosar,  Laiba Hussain, Sana Bashir, Zara Ahmed, Ayesha Chowdhury, Maryam Ellam
Level 3, Grade 6: Iman Ellahi, Malaika Amini, Amina Hussain, Amal Darr, Louise McKintosh, Aaminah Malik, Maryam Khan, Kiran Bashir


Level 1, Grade 3: Aayliah Chowdhury, Zaynah Abbas, Halima Chaudry,  Maariyah Tolkar, Aaisha Bashir, Ridah Hamdani
Level 2, Grade 4: Emaan Nazir, Ayesha Chaudry
Level 2, Grade 5: Anaya Sohail, Tehreem Basit,  Mariyah Hussain, Amina Qamar, Amna Iqbal
Level 3, Grade 6: Amina Chowdhury, Josie Baker, Sama Rafaquat, Saniyah Nawaz, Aaisha Khan, Izza Rehman
Level 3, Grade 7: Zaynab Awan, Lucy O’Donoghue, Parivash Tahir, Anjum Haq, Hannah Pazvakavambwa