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Top Marks for Vanguard Speech and Drama Exams

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Still beaming from their success at this year’s Taunton Drama Festival, pupils from across Prep completed their Vanguard Speech and Drama examinations.

Over a two-day period, they took part in the following examinations: speaking; group speaking; poetry and prose; prose reading; dialogue acting; and solo and group acting. We are now pleased to announce that around 50% of pupils achieved 85% or higher, translating to either a Distinction or Honours mark.

Summarising, Speech and Drama teacher, Alastair Kirby, said: “The children were fantastic, and so professional throughout the whole exam period. I hope you will join me in congratulating them. A huge thank you must also go to the staff and parents for their continued support.”

Meanwhile, our Pre-Prep Speech and Drama pupils have also been undertaking their exams. For some of our slightly younger pupils, this was their first experience of a Speech and Drama exam, and it was a very exciting experience. Examiner, Meryl Duff, was extremely impressed by the pieces the children had to offer, and as a result, the final marks they achieved were outstanding. The average mark awarded was a tremendous 90%. Here are just some of the highlights:

Pre-Prep highlights

  • Charlotte (98% Honours)
  • Danning (96% Honours)
  • Francesca (90% Honours)
  • Molly (90% Honours)
  • Pippa (90% Honours)
  • Mabel (90% Honours)

Prep highlights

  • Toby Burrell – 100% (Junior Grade 3 Solo Acting)
  • Charlotte Scott – 98% (Junior Preliminary Poetry Speaking)
  • Jack Besley – 97% (Junior Grade 3 Combined Acting)
  • Danning Zhang – 96% (Junior Preliminary Poetry Speaking)
  • Poppy Chedzoy – 93% (Intermediate Grade 2 Poetry and Prose)
  • Mabel Rice – 92% (Junior Grade 2 Poetry and Prose)
  • Hebe Workman – 90% (Junior Grade 2 Poetry and Prose)
  • Francesca Lloyd – 90% (Junior Preliminary Poetry Speaking)
  • Molly Steedman – 90% (Junior Preliminary Poetry Speaking)
  • Pippa Roe – 90% (Junior Preliminary Poetry Speaking)
  • Mabel Jones – 90% (Junior Introductory Poetry Speaking)
  • Con Workman – 90% (Junior Grade 3 Combined Acting)
  • Ru Pengelley – 88% (Junior Grade 3 Poetry Speaking)
  • Flora Pengelley – 88% (Junior Introductory Poetry Speaking)
  • Martha Durham – 88% (Junior Introductory Poetry Speaking)
  • Amelia Lewis – 88% (Junior Preliminary Poetry Speaking)

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