Applicants are advised to read and consider the ArtsEd Sixth Form Option Blocks 2022 – 2023, as well as the entry requirements for your 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.
Admissions to the Sixth Form are by audition, for which candidates need to prepare individual audition pieces. The precise requirements vary according to the mix of BTECs and A Levels chosen, and are detailed below. On audition day, all candidates will take part in a group interview with a member of the Sixth Form staff
Applications will open on Thursday 1 September 2022.
You can complete our online application form anytime up to the deadline of Friday 6 January 2023.
We encourage you to apply early.
Auditions for entry in September 2023 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. 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, Jazz Class|
|BTEC Acting||Monologues, Drama Workshop*|
|BTEC Dance||Dance Solo, Dance Interview, Jazz Class|
|A Level Dance||Dance Solo, Dance Interview, Jazz Class|
|A Level Drama||Monologues, Drama Workshop*|
|A Level Music||Vocal/Instrumental Pieces, Interview, Theory Task|
*Please remove all jewellery and ensure that you have appropriate clothing with you that you are comfortable working physically in for this element of the audition.
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
|A Little Bit in Love||Wonderful Town|
|Watch What Happens||Newsies|
|My Friend the Dictionary||Spelling Bee|
|Stranger to the Rain||Children Of Eden|
|Beyond My Wildest Dreams||The Little Mermaid|
|I Hate The Bus||Caroline, or Change|
|Some Things are Meant to Be||Little Women|
|Times Like This||Lucky Stiff|
|Sister Act||Sister Act|
|She’s Too Far Above Me||Half a Sixpence|
|I Met A Girl||Bells Are Ringing|
|Good Thing Going||Merrily We Roll Along|
|What Do I Need With Love?||Thoroughly Modern Millie|
|Larger Than Life||My Favourite Year|
|And They’re Off||A New Brain|
|Lost in the Wilderness||Children of Eden|
|Old Red Hills of Home||Parade|
|Left Behind||Spring Awakening|
|Let It Sing||Violet|
Please be mindful of your casting when choosing your audition song.
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 should have gained Grade 5 Theory (or equivalent), or at least Grade 7 at GCSE Music.
One short solo piece of your own choreography based on one of the following stimuli:
Candidates will also have a short interview with the Head of Dance.
Accompaniment can be provided on a mobile phone.
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, and ideally some work which you have produced independently.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.