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Whether you join this lively department at aged 14 or 16 you will spend your time improving your technique in singing, dancing and acting skills through hard work and discipline. If you are a versatile and open minded performer then you will fit right in to this rigorous and vibrant course.

Course Information

You will study for a RSL Level 2 Certificate Performing Arts, equivalent to 1 GCSE. On the course you will explore a variety of performance styles, with an equal focus on singing, dancing and acting. By the end of the course you will have developed practical and theoretical performance skills that will put you in good stead to continue your study of musical theatre at a higher level.

How Do I Apply

Please answer these questions online:


Why do you feel you are suited to studying Musical Theatre?


What do you think you will learn about yourself by studying Musical Theatre?


Which musical would you most like to be in? Which one would you least like to be in? Explain the reasons for your choices.


What performance have you been involved in that has influenced your decision to study Musical Theatre?

Sheet Music for Workshop

Please click below to view the sheet music song choices for Key Stage 4 Workshops 2023


Student Experience

You will explore a wide range of performing arts work and develop as both an artist and as a person. The course is designed to give equal focus to acting, singing and dance and the development of skills and knowledge in these performance disciplines. There are a variety of performance opportunities across the course so you can put technique into practise. These include devising, working in the community and public performances of existing and new musical work, all produced to the highest technical standard in the School’s theatres and external venues.

Recent productions include: A Chorus Line, Les Misérables, Pippin, Rent, Jesus Christ Superstar, Into the Woods, Cases, The Last Five years, John & Jen, Songs for a New World and Urinetown.

What Qualities Do I Need?

We welcome students with a wide range of skills and backgrounds, and this creates an environment where our students are encouraged to respect and appreciate differences. The course is very hard work and is likely to be very different to what you have experienced so far in your school life. Students will need to commit wholly to a full timetable, long hours and expect a high degree of intensity within the training. As a department, we are at the forefront of exploring new writing and will expect you to be open minded in your response to challenging material and repertoire which may push boundaries. We are looking for potential in all three areas of the performing arts and a ‘can do’ attitude.

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