Archive for August, 2019

ArtsEd Pupils Excel in GCSE Results

Posted on: August 22nd, 2019 by artsAdmin

Once again, ArtsEd’s Day School has produced an excellent set of GCSE results with every student securing at least six GCSEs and many students achieving eight, nine, and even ten.

With the new top grade of ‘9’ now being in full operation (equivalent to A**), ArtsEd has once again seen a third of students achieve this new grade in one or more subjects, and every student achieving a top grade of 7, 8, or 9 in at least one subject – indeed over 40% of all the GCSE Results were in this top band.

Adrian Blake, ArtsEd’s Day School and Sixth Form Headteacher said:

“We are thrilled that our Year 11 students have done so well in their exams especially with the changing landscape of GCSEs. To achieve so many top grades just shows how multi-talented our students really are, and I am enormously proud of each and every one of them.”

Year 11 Pupil, Abbie Punton has thoroughly enjoyed her time at ArtsEd, and is excited for the future:

“I’m really, really happy! I know that without the hard work and dedication of the teachers and the overall support I received here, I wouldn’t have been able to achieve what I have! I’m so grateful for all they’ve done for me. I’m really excited to start at Laine next year to study the Level 6 Diploma in Musical Theatre!”

Another year 11 Pupil, Charlotte Sparks is delighted with her maths result and eager to continue her journey at ArtsEd:

“In January I was told that it was unlikely that I would pass maths – but I’m so happy that I passed! It’s all thanks to the teachers at ArtsEd – I’m so grateful. I’m excited to continue my studies at ArtsEd Sixth Form where I will be taking BTEC Acting and Drama A level.”

If you are interested in finding out more about ArtsEd Day School or Sixth Form, you can sign up for one of our September Open Evenings.

Sixth Form Open Evening (Year 12 Entry) – Tuesday 24 September, 6pm & Wednesday 20 November, 6pm
Day School Open Evening (Years 7-10 Entry) – Wednesday 25 September, 6pm

ArtsEd enjoys record-breaking BTEC & A Level results

Posted on: August 15th, 2019 by artsAdmin

Sixth Form students at ArtsEd celebrate the school’s best ever results in BTECs with a superb 100% Triple Distinction and above (equivalent to three A levels at A and A* grade), with 85% achieving Triple Distinction (D* D* D*)!

A levels also saw a 100% pass rate with 30% of all A level results at A* / A, and overall 78% of all results were A* – B, which is our highest figure on record and significantly above the national average.

ArtsEd’s Sixth Form leavers will be enjoying a summer break before heading off to a range of vocational destinations, including Bristol Old Vic, Bird, Laine Theatre Arts, LAMDA, London Studio Centre, Mountview, RADA, Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, and of course ArtsEd, with others choosing top choice university places, including Falmouth, University of Sussex, Rose Bruford College, Cardiff University and University of the Arts London.

Some students have gone straight into professional work, with Billy Nevers currently starring in Jesus Christ Superstar at The Barbican, followed by &Juliet at The Shaftesbury in November.

Adrian Blake, Headteacher for ArtsEd’s Day School and Sixth Form said:

“I am so proud of all the students who have worked tirelessly to achieve such wonderful results – and full credit to the staff who have enabled each of our sixth form students to stretch themselves as learners in order to shine in the exam room as well as on the stage. This is our best set of sixth form results ever, and shows improvement in BTEC and A levels for the seventh year in a row. I wish each and every one of our students the very best for their continuing studies here at ArtsEd and beyond.”

Mark Ferrington, Head of Sixth Form said:

“I am incredibly proud of the results this year and all the work the whole team has put in to making these young, talented students achieve both academically and vocationally. The diversity and quality of destinations is outstanding, with some students going straight into working professionally in the West End. These results demonstrate that ArtsEd Sixth Form provides the very best choice for students looking for a bright future.”

ISI Report: “The teaching is excellent – it is a principal factor in the high levels of achievement at all levels”

Sixth Form student, Maisie Ayres said:

“ArtsEd really helped me get the support that I needed to get these results. I can honestly say that it’s been the best two years that I’ve had – there are so many options here, both academically and opportunities for live performances, and the teachers are amazing – they really cater to each student and help them do the best they can. I’m so happy with my results – I did much better than expected and I’m excited to attend Guildhall next year.”

Sixth Form student, Ellie Sparrow said:

“I did A level Film and BTEC Musical Theatre, and I’m so happy with the results. I’m excited to attend The Institute of the Arts in Barcelona and I honestly feel I wouldn’t have been able to make that big step, going to another country to study a subject that I love without the skills that I learned from ArtsEd. ArtsEd has taught me to be confident, resilient and always fight for what I want.”

If you are interested in joining our Sixth Form or Day School, sign up for ArtsEd’s upcoming Open Evenings

Sixth Form (Yr 12 Entry) – Tuesday 24 September at 6pm
Sixth Form (Yr 12 Entry) – Wednesday 20 November at 6pm
Day School (Yrs 7-10 Entry) – Wednesday 25 September at 6pm