The Junior Performing Arts Academy offers students specialist training in the Arts alongside traditional GCSEs in Drama and Music. It develops the ‘whole performer’ through immersive activities that are tailored to the individual student such as masterclasses, workshops and performance opportunities.
The bespoke and individual Performing Arts Academy is the perfect opportunity for students who are interested in the Arts and wish to enrich their Drama or Music studies through extra, more specialist activities. It is for students who feel studying the Arts will help them gain confidence and prepare them for future careers and also for those who just love to perform!
- Talks by visiting professionals
- Showcase performances
- Trips, tours and visits
Acting also includes: community performances, technical theatre, dance, theatre visits and backstage tours
Music also includes: musical theatre, workshops with performers and composers and concert trips
Music touches our souls, shaping emotions and framing memories. For those who are talented in music, it is truly a wonderful gift to be able to communicate these qualities to others.
At Llandovery College, students are encouraged to explore self-expression through music’s many forms through our concert programme, Chapel
services, Eisteddfodau, Open Mic events and music-making in the local community and further afield.
Many students choose to develop their talent through vocal or instrumental lessons with our outstanding team of specialist peripatetic staff.
The experience of participating in a school production, whether in a leading role or as part of the technical team is an unforgettable one.
Our regular school productions reach standards of excellence which are regularly praised by audience members and professional performers alike.
Working as part of a performing arts company offers students the chance to forge new relationships, discover new talents and ultimately experience the thrill of delivering a first-class performance to a live audience.
We are so proud of our College productions and the immeasurable benefits they bring to all students involved, allowing their individual strengths and talents to shine.
Oscar Wilde regarded the theatre as “the greatest of all art forms, the most immediate way which a human being can share with another the sense of what it is to be a human being”.
Llandovery College recognises the immensely important role that theatre can play in a myriad of ways; from developing confidence and building friendships, through to honing one’s craft as an actor.
A variety of performing events take place throughout the school year, notably the annual Senior and Prep Productions along with smaller scale events and inter-House competitions.
LAMDA (London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art)
Many students at the College choose to enrich their studies through the study of LAMDA qualifications which are taught by specialist staff with first class industry experience.
Exams are offered in subjects as diverse as: Public Speaking, Acting, Devising Drama, Musical Theatre and even Mime. Students can choose to work singly, in pairs or in small groups. The skills learnt support our Students in valuable areas such as organising information and presenting it and themselves, confidently in lessons, assemblies, interviews, university courses and eventually the workplace.
Countless students have benefitted from the skills, knowledge and self-assurance provided by LAMDA qualifications and they are a much valued part of
Our extensive Co-curricular Programme which takes place after school creates further opportunities for students’ talents to blossom. An outstanding programme is not about filling time or ‘keeping people busy’, but more about creating enriching experiences that ignite a spark, nurture a quiet confidence, build resilience and provide the bedrock of future achievement.
Staff are committed to providing exciting opportunities that engage our students and challenge body and mind in exploring the unknown.
Activities offered cover a broad range, from those that are linked to the Performing Arts such as musical ensembles, Dance, Debating Society and Drama Society; to an extensive range of sport activities; to those that provide something completely new and challenging, such as Chess Club, Marine Science and the Combined Cadet Force.
These afford students the chance to explore activities that lie outside their comfort zone and discover new passions. The energy of our programme is inspiring, the approach inclusive and the emphasis is on enjoying life and seizing what it has to offer.
Available for entry into Years 7, 9 and 12
Music Scholarships are awarded to those displaying excellent musical potential. A Scholarship will include free tuition in the candidate’s principal instrument/voice. The standard of performance expected is Grade IV at Year 7 entry and Grade VI at Sixth Form entry (ABRSM standard or equivalent). However, evidence of talent and promise of development is of more importance than actual examinations passed. Candidates may offer a second instrument of a lesser standard, or a piece of composition in lieu of a second instrument.
Please contact us to discuss the scholarships available on 01550 723005 or firstname.lastname@example.org