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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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

Students Visited By PatchworX

On Thursday 22 June our A level Drama and BTEC Acting students were given a performance by theatre company PatchworX, who performed their play 'Pramkicker'.

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Dance Students Work With World Class Performers

Monday 5 June may have been the first day back after Half Term, but it was a busy one for our Dance students as EDge, the postgraduate performance company of…

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Performing Arts Holding Political Theatre Evening

On Thursday 15 June our Performing Arts students are holding a Political Theatre Evening to fundraise for the 4th Itchen Netley Sea Scouts.

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Key personnel

Kate Matthews - Learning Area Manager for Performing Arts

Kate Matthews

Teacher of Drama & Theatre Studies and Performing Arts

Dawn Hitchcock -

Dawn Hitchcock

Curriculum Manager for Drama & Theatre Studies and Acting

Ria Archer -

Ria Archer

Teacher of Dance and Musical Theatre

Jack Dale -

Jack Dale

Teacher of Music