We audition everyone who applies to ArtsEd. The majority of pupils join the school in either Year 7 or 12, although we also welcome pupils into Years 8 and 9. As we start the curriculum for some of our key GCSE courses in Year 9, we are unable to accept applications for Year 10.
We have two application deadlines for Year 7 entry in September 2022.
Prospective pupils spend a day in the school with the other applicants, allowing them to get a taste of life here, as we get to know them. Our staff are very warm and welcoming, and make the day as enjoyable as possible. On the audition day, everyone takes part in the following:
References from the applicant’s current school and past school reports are also taken into consideration.
1× two-minute dance piece
Accompaniment can be provided on a mobile phone.
1× two-minute speech from a play
The character must be an appropriate playing age. Candidates must bring an additional copy of the text for the assessor.
1× short song
The pieces below can be purchased through http://www.musicnotes.com/ or found online at scribd.com. Candidates are requested to bring the piano score with them to the audition. All songs should be in the original key for female candidates, but male candidates may change the key to accommodate changing voices if necessary.
Candidates should select one piece from the appropriate lists below.
Sopranos, Altos and Unbroken Voices
|When She Loved Me||Toy Story 2|
|It’s Possible||Seussical the Musical|
|My New Philosophy||You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown|
|Up on the Fridge||Dear Edwina|
|The Life I Never Led||Sister Act|
|Almost There||The Princess and the Frog|
|Red Ryder Carbine Action BB Gun||A Christmas Story|
|What If?||The Addams Family|
Broken and Changing Voices
|Leaning on a Lamp Post||Me and My Girl|
|Proud of Your Boy||Aladdin|
|Grow for Me||Little Shop of Horrors|
|Get Me What I Need||13 The Musical|