Admissions to the Sixth Form are by auditions in December and February. You can complete our online application form anytime up to the deadline of Friday 5 January 2024, 9pm. We encourage you to apply early.
Auditions for Y12 entry in September 2024 will be on:
On the day of their audition all candidates will take part in:
In addition, each candidate will be required to prepare individual audition pieces alongside other course specific requirements. These vary according to the mix of BTECs and A Levels chosen and are outlined below.
Audition Requirements Per Subject
|BTEC Musical Theatre||Monologues, Drama Workshop, Song, Dance Technique Class|
|BTEC Acting||Monologues, Drama Workshop|
|BTEC Dance||Dance Solos, Dance Technique Class, Dance Interview|
|A Level Dance||Dance Solos, Dance Technique Class, Dance Interview|
|A Level Drama||Monologues, Drama Workshop|
|A Level Music||Vocal/Instrumental Pieces, Interview, Theory Task|
Applicants are advised to read and consider the ArtsEd Sixth Form Option Blocks 2024-2025, as well as the entry requirements for their possible course of study. We may offer candidates alternative pathways to their initial application based on their audition. If you have any questions about either the subject blocks or the entry requirements, please get in touch.
Each piece should be no longer than one to two minutes and fully memorised. Students should also be prepared to discuss their monologues.
If you are applying to BTEC Acting and/or BTEC Musical Theatre alongside A level Drama, you should use the same monologues and will be auditioned for all courses at the same time.
Candidates will be emailed a link to the cut sheet music on application.
Soprano / Alto
|I Don’t Know His Name||She Loves Me|
|My Friend the Dictionary||Spelling Bee|
|Beyond My Wildest Dreams||Little Mermaid|
|Some Things Are Meant to Be||Little Women|
|Stranger to the Rain||Children of Eden|
|Everywhere That You Are||James and the Giant Peach – Pasek and Paul|
|Lost in the Brass||Band Geeks|
|A Way Back to Then||Title of Show|
|I Hate The Bus||Caroline or Change|
|She’s Too Far Above Me||Half a Sixpence|
|Old Red Hills of Home||Parade|
|What Do I Need With Love||Thoroughly Modern Millie|
|Lost In the Wilderness||Children of Eden|
|And They’re Off||A New Brain|
|Larger than Life||My Favourite Year|
|Left Behind||Spring Awakening|
|Let It Sing||Violet|
|The Life That You Wished For||Chaplin|
Performances should be to a minimum of Grade 5 standard or equivalent.
Music should be performed in the original key and copies of the sheet music must be provided.
Candidates will also take part in the following:
Candidates must have achieved Grade 7 at GCSE Music.
One short solo piece in one of the following styles: Jazz, Musical Theatre, Contemporary, Commercial or Ballet. Accompaniment can be provided on a mobile phone.
Candidates will also have a short interview with the BTEC Dance Pathway Leader.
One short solo piece of your own choreography based on the following stimulus:
Accompaniment can be provided on a mobile phone.
Candidates will also have a short interview with the Head of Dance.
All candidates will take part in either a drama workshop or dance technique class. Please ensure that you have comfortable and appropriate clothing with you and that you remove all jewellery for this element of the audition.
Please bring a portfolio of your GCSE work, including a range of work from Years 10 and 11, this should include sketches and final pieces.
Please email a portfolio of images and a short statement as detailed below:
The portfolio and statement should be emailed using a single WeTransfer link a minimum of seven days BEFORE the date of your audition. Please DO NOT send small batches of images.
Candidates who have taken GCSE Photography must have attained Grade 7 or above.
If you have any questions about studying A Level Photography, please do not hesitate to contact the Head of Photography, Greg Beavis at email@example.com.