The Drama Department at Wellington School is celebrating after receiving the best set of LAMDA results the school has ever seen.

There was greater uptake for these exams than ever, with everyone achieving either Merit or Distinction grades. More excitingly, for the first time at Wellington, the pupils achieved more overall Distinction grades.

Every LAMDA student must learn, direct and perform up to three pieces from different time periods and answer questions on their pieces and drama practitioners used. The students performed an eclectic mix of contemporary and older pieces including the works of Ibsen, Tom Morris and Shakespeare.

Of the twenty-five candidates who sat the examinations, twenty-one received the highest grade boundary.

The following pupils achieved a Distinction: Pip Williams, Matty Fuller, Tommy Piper, Oliver Yu, Jonathan Jenkins, Toby Shaw, Felicity Rickard, Hayley Summers, Rebecca Frearson , Sammy Caygill, Reyhan Taraq, Stephen Tucker, Abigail Govey, Arielle Sheridan, Poppy Price and Rebecca Wynn.

The following pupils gained Distinctions in their group piece: Felicity Rickard, Poppy Price, Rebecca Wynn, Lucile Milton, Willow Robinson

The following pupils passed with Merit: Lucy Stonecliffe, Thomas Chilcott, Ellie Hendy and Thomas Pepperell.

Photo: Successful LAMDA pupils celebrate their superb results.