Exam Success

Winter 2021

8 Distinctions, 4 Merits Grades 1-5

A bit of a battle with COVID meant a few withdrawn but huge congratulations again to those who survived ‘online zoom’ lessons and in part ‘in person’

Summer 2021

100% DISTINCTIONS across the board again for the Academy this time with 5 students at Bronze level Acting. 30 students 2 examiners! Our second batch of ‘Live’ exams and private centre. At bronze level this means that each have achieved 12 UCAS points. Such a great achievement with the youngest being only 13.

80% Distinctions Saint Ronan’s School

20% Merits

Winter 2020 (spring 2020 postponed due to COVID-19).

100% DISTINCTIONS across the board grades 1 – Bronze level! An AMAZING achievement from zoom to room! We were one of the very few ‘LIVE’ private centres to operate during this time.

Winter 2019

We have again been awarded 100% passes with either Merits or Distinctions! We are super proud especially with Bracken F who achieved a distinction with 80 marks, and Coco DGP who was awarded 80 marks and a distinction making this her 3 distinctions in a row.

Spring 2019

Solo acting and Duo

15 Distinctions  and 2 Merits

Winter November 2018

Solo Acting Grades 2 – 4                                7     DISTINCTIONS

Solo and Duo Acting Grades  2 – 5            7 MERITS

Cast of Sister Act                                               15 MERITS

Cast of Mary Poppins                                       15 MERITS

Spring 2018

Congratulations to our Spring LAMDA EXAM students! 5 Merits and 17 Distinctions!

Highest score 91 marks awarded Group Musical Theatre MATILDA!

Previous Awards

100% pass rate for LAMDA Students December 2016 and May 2017

20 students took May LAMDA exams. 17 of those were DISTINCTIONS with 3 MERITS! CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL! Plus our first DISTINCTION BRONZE MEDAL! Feeling very proud theatre parents!

December 2016 A total of 23 students from Saint Ronan’s School and YT93 took a variety of LAMDA exams from solo, duo and group exams including Musical Theatre. This was the first time that Saint Ronan’s was made an exam centre and the students performed in the new drama studio in front of examiner John Hester. The students bagged 17 DISTINCTIONS and 6 MERITS. That’s an 83% Distinction rate with 6 pupils achieving above 90% and 4 above 95%! Christina and Marc congratulate all students and are two VERY proud tutors! Evie Shimmin gained a fantastic 96% in her Grade 4 Acting! Musical theatre group ‘Damsels In Distress’ Poppy Barker, Emma Beart and Lucy Gaffney were awarded the top mark of 97!


"My girls really love their Saturday morning drama. Chrissie and Marc are just brilliant and build up such a bond with the kids. Well worth every penny."

- Mrs Thomas-Davies

"Yesterday my daughter said; 2016 has been the best year of my life. YT93 was the best thing for me it has given me so much confidence, I love it!"

- Mrs Tompsett

"I wanted to say a big big thank you to both of you for last Friday. Jessica and Max had a wonderful week with you both and enjoyed the show so much! Thank you for all the support and encouragement - you really are both amazing and we can't thank you enough!"

- Seussical Workshop Through To Performance Summer 2017

"Just to say a huge thank you for today's lesson. Josh absolutely loved it and thought Marc was 'really cool!'. A great start! "


"Thank you for your email. Athena absolutely loved her first lamda class. Heard all about it. "


"Our fabulous Pops has only gone and done it! She starts at Tring Park School of performing Arts in January. So proud of my little girl. And a massive Thank you to Christina Suzanne Yates, Marc Henderson and Kate Sparkhall for getting her audition ready in the shortest time ever! We ❤️ you loads x

Mrs Barker"

- Scholarship into Tring Park School of performing Arts for Poppy!

"Thank you to YT93 Performing Arts Academy Chrissie and Marc for the workshop through to performance, Flora had the most amazing week with you guys and made some great friends along the way - The Mary Poppins performance yesterday was fabulous! This photo really captures the spirit, thank you Nicky TD. ????"

- Mrs J Wynn-Carter

Thank you all, TEAM Lucy indeed. I am completely overwhelmed by
our amazing girl and send the most enormous thanks to you both for your incredible support.

Lucy Awarded Drama Scholarship to The Kings School Canterbury"

- Nicola B

"Emma got the drama scholarship to Hurstpierpoint!!! She is very happy now that she has stopped sobbing! Thanks a million for getting her there!"

- Nicky F

"Thanks for letting us know about Olly's LAMDA distinction! He has been reminding us that the results were due soon.
He is very happy. And of course, he loves what he is doing with you! Mr Price"

- Lamda Distinction

"Hooray!!!! That’s amazing news, Chrissie!

Thank you for all your hard work and encouragement. He has absolutely loved doing it!

Emma xxx"


"Thank you so much to both you & Marc for all the hard work in getting the children prepared for their exams - what an incredible set of results. We have been so happy that Emily is able to do LAMDA lessons with you at Saint Ronan's. I know it will do wonders for her confidence and public speaking ability. They are so lucky to have such high quality teachers."

- Exam preparation

"Oh thank you for the message! This is brilliant news! Emily will be so pleased! Thank you for all your help and work with Emily.

- First exam Distinction

"Both Distinctions?! Seriously?! That’s fantastic!!!! Thanks Chrissie!!!
Sarah H"

- Double Distinctions for brother and Sister!

"Delightful news, that's great news all round, Congratulations.
Thank you Chrissie and Marc for all your hard work and encouragement.
I'm very proud of Jemima."

- First Combined Exam Distinction!

"YT93 Performing Arts is a LAMDA Examinations Registered Private Centre "

- Examinations Registered Private Centre

"Duke of Edinburgh Award
Skills Supporter"

- Duke of Edinburgh Award Skills Supporter