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Category: Sixth Form – King Alfred School

UAL Students Perform Pinter

28th April 2021

Our Y13 UAL students were glad to return to The Phoenix Theatre for their performance of Harold Pinter’s ‘Old Times’ which forms part of the Contemporary Theatre project element of the course. We spoke to them after their dress rehearsal to find out about the play and how the performance went. Harriet: We chose the…

New Sixth Form Centre nears completion

26th April 2021

We can’t wait for our New Sixth Form Centre to be fully open and the day is fast approaching. With all the building work completed it’s the final touches which are now being worked on. From flooring to furniture, painting to power points and all the other things which will make this an amazing space…

Upper School Show Trailer is live!

8th March 2021

Because the Upper School Show couldn’t go ahead with an audience last term – it was filmed in socially distanced bubbles and has been edited into a fabulous film. Here is a teaser ahead of (fingers crossed) an official premier screening at the beginning of May.

A level Film Students Sounding Good

3rd March 2021

Foley sound – Year 12 Film Students Foley editing is named after Jack Foley, who was working in the early days of Hollywood.  Before we had technology such as boom microphones and discreet, digital sound recording devices, Foley artists created the sounds required by directors after films had been shot. Today, Foley artists continue to…

Bringing History to Life

19th January 2021

Mark Levy joined Y13 historians (via Zoom) to talk about his experiences during the Freedom Summer. “Mark Levy was a volunteer in the Mississippi Freedom Summer of 1964 and he spoke to us because we’re learning about Civil Rights and Race Relations in the USA. It was interesting to find out about the complexity of the…

Let’s make up

18th January 2021

Back in October with students in school and in bubbles, Sixth Form students studying the UAL Performing Arts Diploma and those doing Theatre Studies were able to take part in a stage and screen makeup workshop as part of their courses. It happened to coincide with our regular photographer Emma Ziff popping in for the…

Sixth Formers perform Streetcar excerpts

11th January 2021

Head of Drama Lucy Hall writes: Last term Year 12 students (both UAL and Theatre Studies) were introduced to the work of leading theatre practitioner, Stanislavski. We explored Stanislavski and his system of building a character and then students had the opportunity to apply these skills to an extract of a relevant playwright. We chose…

A level Photography Masterclasses

5th January 2021

The photography department had the delight of welcoming Glen Erler to the school last month and had a chance to hear him speak about his work during a Q&A with Head of Photography, Cliff. Glen spoke about his upbringing in California and his project and book ‘Family Tree’ which revisits his family environment and significant places…

Upper School Show – Coming Soon!

8th December 2020

Nothing stops our Drama and Music Departments putting on a show. If a pandemic means no mass gatherings, so be it. Instead they’ve created a cavalcade of Hollywood classic clips which is (as we speak) being edited. Hours of recording and filming have taken place this term, on weekends, evenings and all times inbetween to…

New Sixth Form Centre on track for Spring opening

8th October 2020

The new Sixth Form Centre is on track to be completed before the end of this school year – great news for the current Y13 students who will get to use the new building before they head off into the wider world. The new centre will house a welcoming common room with a sheltered outdoor…

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