Archive for August, 2016

GCSE Results Break Records at ArtsEd

Posted on: August 24th, 2016 by artsAdmin

A record number of Year 11 students achieved nine or more A*-C GCSE grades, with another record number of students securing 100% A* and A grades. In fact 33% of all this year’s GCSE results were A* or A, and 62% were A*, A or B, the school's best ever set of results.

Mr Blake Headteacher said: “I am very proud of our Year 11 students and their fantastic results. It is a testament to the positive learning relationships that are built between our hard-working students and staff, and I am thrilled that once again our results cement our position as the number one performing arts school in the UK. ”

If you are interested in finding out more about our Day School (11-16yrs) please join us at our Open Evening on September 28th from 6.00pm.

New Initiative Launched to Support Performing Arts Graduates

Posted on: August 12th, 2016 by artsAdmin

This new and exciting initiative offers workshops and networking opportunities to all performing arts graduates and industry professionals who want to refresh or develop their skill base.

“At ArtsEd Extra we believe that learning should never stop. The performing arts industry is fiercely competitive, it’s more important than ever to be at the top of your game for auditions and to offer something extra.” – Jonathan Goodwin, Head of the School of Part-Time Learning.

The Professionals Hub will offer a range of affordable workshops enabling young professionals to refine their existing skills and explore new ones. Courses will cover a range of disciplines with future workshops including stand-up comedy, self-taping and acting for camera. Specific course topics can be facilitated on request – just get in touch. The first workshop is The Actor & The Writer, giving graduates the opportunity to work closely with a professional writer and director as they are guided through the process of developing a new script.

It’s not just about training, the Professional Hub will also provide valuable networking opportunities with peers and industry creatives. “It can be a lonely experience as a performer, we want to bring people together to help them to make new connections and support each other.”

Sign up to our mailing list or keep a close eye on the Professional Hub website page, twitter or facebook to be the first to hear about upcoming events.

Students Perform in Memory of Malcolm Goddard

Posted on: August 5th, 2016 by artsAdmin

It was with great sadness that we learnt of the passing of Malcolm Goddard on 13 June. Malcolm trained at ArtsEd when it was known as the Cone Ripman School of Dance which led to a successful career as a dancer and choreographer. In the role of teacher Malcolm returned to ArtsEd to inspire new generations of dancers and performers.

We were extremely touched to find out that Malcolm had requested ArtsEd students sing at his funeral. The students were honoured to be a part of the service performing an arrangement of the Lord’s Prayer at St Mary The Boltons Church on Wednesday 3 August. ArtsEd Patron Dame Gillian Lynne also gave a moving tribute.