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Year 12 Open Evening Presentation 09

  1. 1. Year 12 Open Evening 29 September 2009 The BRIT School
  2. 2. The BRIT School – a unique institution <ul><li>City College for the Technology of the Arts </li></ul><ul><li>Sponsored by the British Record Industry (BRIT Trust) </li></ul><ul><li>Vocational school for careers in the creative industries </li></ul><ul><li>Admissions unique – 100% by aptitude in chosen arts area </li></ul><ul><li>National and international centre for the arts </li></ul><ul><li>Vast range of community work </li></ul><ul><li>For 14 – 19 year olds </li></ul>
  3. 3. Recent developments <ul><li>Second specialism in digital arts </li></ul><ul><li>National role supporting school improvement – ‘Leading Edge’ </li></ul><ul><li>Supporting new academy in Birmingham </li></ul><ul><li>Apple training centre </li></ul>
  4. 4. Developments <ul><li>We are nearing the end of a programme of development, with a new building just opened, and new spaces being created in the Main Building. </li></ul><ul><li>The developments strengthen our provision in the digital arts and increase our unsupervised work and social areas to better accommodate our large number of post-16 students. </li></ul><ul><li>Our digital arts developments include an expanded and updated music technology classroom, improved digital film editing (including a specialist HD suite), DVD authoring equipment, improved ICT for multi-media and digital still photography. </li></ul><ul><li>Our expanded library will be completed in the next month. </li></ul>
  5. 5. The Information you need <ul><li>The Curriculum </li></ul><ul><li>Organisation of the School </li></ul><ul><li>Our Expectations </li></ul>Post 16 Musical Theatre
  6. 6. Post 16 Offer <ul><li>Visual Arts and Design </li></ul><ul><li>Dance </li></ul><ul><li>Broadcast and Digital Communication </li></ul><ul><li>Music </li></ul><ul><li>Musical Theatre </li></ul><ul><li>Technical Theatre Arts </li></ul><ul><li>Theatre </li></ul>Dance
  7. 7. Vocational Qualifications <ul><ul><li>BTEC National Diploma </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Equals 3 ‘A’ Levels </li></ul></ul>Post 16 Broadcast and Digital Communication
  8. 8. Vocational Qualifications <ul><li>Academic Rigour </li></ul><ul><li>Practically Based </li></ul><ul><li>Industry Practice </li></ul><ul><li>Key Skills </li></ul>Art in progress
  9. 9. Additional Studies : (A Levels) <ul><li>English Literature </li></ul><ul><li>History </li></ul><ul><li>Sociology </li></ul><ul><li>Maths </li></ul><ul><li>Human Biology </li></ul><ul><li>Government and Politics </li></ul><ul><li>Media Studies </li></ul><ul><li>Film Studies </li></ul><ul><li>Art and Design </li></ul><ul><li>Theatre Studies </li></ul><ul><li>French </li></ul>
  10. 10. Additional Studies <ul><li>ISTD </li></ul><ul><li>Coaching Awards in Community Sports </li></ul><ul><li>Make-up </li></ul><ul><li>Costume </li></ul><ul><li>Acting Techniques/Storytelling </li></ul><ul><li>Music </li></ul><ul><li>World Dance </li></ul>
  11. 11. Exam Results Summer 2009 BTEC National Diploma Over 98% gained Merit or Distinction (85% Distinction) A level 100% pass rate (85% A to C) UCAS Student point Score 410 (Top 1% nationally) Post 16 student attendance 94% Post 16 Technical Theatre Arts
  12. 12. Progression Over half of students progress to higher or further education, the great majority of these related to the creative industries. The most popular Institutions include Rose Bruford, University of the Arts, Middlesex, Urdang, Central School of Speech and Drama, Laban, London Studio Centre, Westminster, Arts Ed, Bournemouth University, Brunel, University of Chichester, Italia Conti, Roehampton University and De Montford The rest go directly into employment as actors, musicians, film makers, editors, web designers, artists, sound engineers, teachers, social workers, dancers, choreographers, directors, stage designers, TV and radio presenters, PR consultants, writers…….
  13. 13. Organisation of the School <ul><li>5 Term year </li></ul><ul><li>Extended day </li></ul><ul><li>Longer working week </li></ul><ul><li>No pips or bells </li></ul><ul><li>No uniform </li></ul>Music
  14. 14. Expectations <ul><li>full curriculum offer </li></ul><ul><li>guidelines of behaviour </li></ul>Commitment to… <ul><li>self discipline </li></ul><ul><li>attendance and punctuality </li></ul>The Circus of Disbelief - 2009
  15. 15. What makes a BRIT School student <ul><li>Enthusiasm </li></ul><ul><li>Commitment and motivation </li></ul><ul><li>Aptitude </li></ul><ul><li>Good record of attendance </li></ul><ul><li>Responsibility </li></ul>Theatre
  16. 16. Application Process <ul><li>Apply for 1 Strand only </li></ul><ul><li>Applicant MUST fill in their own form </li></ul><ul><li>Incomplete forms will not be processed </li></ul><ul><li>Include copy of Year 11 report and a school reference (in sealed envelope) </li></ul>
  17. 17. Catchment Area The School's authorised catchment area is: All of Greater London EXCEPT: Postal districts CM13 & 14; EN 4 - 8; HA1 - 8; RM 1 - 7, 11, 12, 14, 15; UB8 - 10; WD2, 3 & 6. AND INCLUSIVE OF: Postal districts BR6 & 8; CR0, 2, 3, 5, 6; DA1, 2, 4, 5, 9, 10, 14; KT4, 6, 9, 17 - 21; RH1, 2, 6 - 11; SM2, 3 & 7; TN13, 14, 16 outside of Greater London.
  18. 18. Outside the Catchment Area The School also has a dispensation to give special consideration to applicants of unusual merit from outside the catchment area, subject to restricted numbers, providing that they meet the admission criteria and follow the general guidelines for accommodation.
  19. 19. Enjoy your visit ! Don’t Forget! Make sure your application is received by 27 November 2009

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