Performing Arts

Performing Arts Scholarships are awarded to talented performers who are willing to take full advantage of all opportunities to participate in the performing arts at School. It is desirable, but not essential, for candidates to have studied GCSE Dance or Drama.

Assessment and Audition for Shortlisted Candidates

All applicants sit a 45-minute written paper, referencing and analysing a live performance event (e.g. a piece of theatre or musical theatre performance). The question assumes you have seen a number of productions over the last two years. You may have two A4 sides of notes about the live production that you wish to write about.

Candidates should prepare two musical theatre pieces (that include both dialogue and song). Each musical theatre piece must be between two and three minutes in length.

We will also ask you to demonstrate your proven commitment to the performing arts and your broader interest in the subject in a short interview with the Director of Drama and Dance.

Students must choose to take Drama and Theatre or Dance A-level to be considered for a Performing Arts Scholarship and retain the Scholarship throughout Sixth Form.