Performing Arts assessment
Dixons City Academy has a specialism in performing arts and, consequently, it can offer up to 10% of places (18 places) each academic year to children applying for a Year 7 place.
These places are aimed at those children who demonstrate a gifted aptitude in Music and/or Drama and children will be required to actively participate in the workshops in order to be considered for a place.
In order to be invited to the performing arts assessment, parents need to complete the Performing Arts page of the supplementary form and the form needs to be submitted by the deadline date. For entry into Year 7 in September 2024 the deadline is 3.30pm on Monday 25 September 2023.
Dates for performing arts assessment
For entry into Year 7 in September 2024, performing arts assessments will be held on Thursday 19 & Friday 20 October 2023. Applicants will attend for up to half a day on one of these dates.
Information advising families of the preparation their child needs to take for the performing arts assessments has been sent by e-mail on Friday 29 September 2023. Parents will need to reply and confirm that their child is still interested, to be allocated a session date and time.
Once parents have confirmed their child's interest, the date and time to attend will be advised by e-mail. If you have not received the information by Monday 9 October, please contact Admissions by:
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Telephone: 01274 089780 - option 7
Applicants who chose the Drama audition have been sent information on how to prepare for their Drama audition and a copy of the monologue as part of the information sent by e-mail on 29 September. A copy of this information can also be found below.
Applicants who chose the Music audition have been sent information on how to prepare for their Music audition and a copy of the monologue as part of the information sent by e-mail on 29 September. A copy of this information can also be found below.
Drama and Music workshops
There is no advance preparation required for the workshops.
Performing arts criteria
The criteria that applicants will be marked against in the auditions and workshops can be found below.