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Category: Sixth Form – King Alfred School

Outstanding Academic Success for A level students

10th August 2021

Students gathered at Manor Wood today to pick up their A level results after a difficult two years with their studies interrupted by the pandemic. Despite the challenges the results are great with 73% of grades at A*-A, 88% at A* – B and a 100% pass rate. After navigating all the uncertainty which came…

Visual Arts Exhibition – Year 13

8th July 2021

Our Visual Arts Departments teamed up to display work by our Year 13 students in an end of year show which took over the school on a rainy Friday in June. Parents, staff, current and ex-students were treated to work from Art, Photography, Film Studies and Design Technology. Click on the images below to scroll…

Here’s Looking At You, Kids!

25th May 2021

Missed the premier of our Upper School Show? You can enjoy the whole show right here. On Friday 21st May the cast and crew gathered in the Phoenix Theatre for a red carpet event and to watch the film together. Because of Covid restrictions all filming had been done in Year Group bubbles and so…

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…

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