Welcome to Performing Arts

Our dynamic Performing Arts learning area enables students to reach their fullest potential through opportunities to perform in public showcases, go on annual residential trips to national and international destinations, work in excellent facilities, as well as learn from teachers who are industry professionals.

Itchen instilled in me the belief that I could do anything if I really wanted to [and] gave me the buzz to perform.
- Calum Lintott, former Performing Arts student
In 2015 two of our A2 subjects had 100% pass rate.

Our Courses

Acting

Vocational Level 3

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Acting

Vocational Level 2

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Dance

A Level

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Dance

Vocational Level 3

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Drama & Theatre Studies

A Level

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Music

Vocational Level 2

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Music

Vocational Level 3

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Music Technology

Vocational Level 3

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Musical Theatre

Vocational Level 3

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See us in action

Student success

Katie Hitchcock

Katie Hitchcock

Katie was a passionate actor and achieved high results for her Performing Arts qualifications.

She gained an A, Distinction* and C for Drama & Theatre Studies, Acting and History. 

Katie will go on to the Academy of Live and Recorded Arts to take her acting further.

Her advice to future students is, 'Have fun but make sure you've got your head down and focused, especially in the first year.'


Department news

Charlie Accepted to Bird College

It might be half term but our students don't stop achieving: Dance and Musical Theatre student Charlie Randall (above left) has received the brilliant news that…

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Kyron Accepted to Urdang Academy

Dance and Musical Theatre student Kyron Hamilton (pictured centre) has recently received the fantastic news that he has been accepted into the prestigious…

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Itchen Wins Rock Challenge Heat

Congratulations are in order for our Performing Arts students as they won their heat in the Southampton Rock Challenge on Monday 13 February at Southampton…

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Key personnel

Kate Matthews - Learning Area Manager for Performing Arts

Kate Matthews

Teacher of Drama & Theatre Studies and Performing Arts