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, 9 and 10. When possible, we encourage school movers to join us in Year 9, when we start the curriculum for some of our key GCSE courses. We are unable to accept applications for Year 10 once the academic year has started.
Prospective pupils spend a day in the school with the other applicants, allowing them to get a taste of life here at the same time as we get to know them. Our staff are very warm and welcoming, and make the day as enjoyable as possible. Everyone takes part in the following:
References from the applicant’s current school and past school reports are also taken into consideration.
The UK government is reviewing the systems through which overseas students from non-EU countries can study in the UK. We are currently taking advice from the UK Borders Agency as to how to proceed, which may cause a delay in the processing of your application to study at ArtsEd. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
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 either the Musical Theatre or Popular Music list below.
|Ring of Keys||Fun Home|
|On My Way||Violet (use ‘audition long cut’ on musicnotes.com)|
|Windy City||Calamity Jane|
|Good Girl Winnie Foster||Tuck Everlasting|
|Johnny One Note||Babes in Arms|
|We’re All Made of Stars||Finding Neverland|
|Middle of a Moment||James and the Giant Peach|
|Not While I’m Around||Sweeney Todd|
|Get Me What I Need||13 the Musical|
|Leaning on a Lamp||Me and My Girl|
|It’s Possible||Seussical the Musical|
|Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow||Carole King|
|Brighter than the Sun||Colbie Calliat|
|Here Comes the Sun||Beatles|
|Somewhere Only We Know||Keane|