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by Welsh Mum
Wed Sep 23, 2015 2:45 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Auditioning for 2016
Replies: 657
Views: 261012

Re: Auditioning for 2016

Ds has decided against auditioning for drama school but if he had GSA is the place that would have delivered everything he could possibly want - a gorgeous campus university outside London with fees fully covered by the student loan and a training recognised and sought after by West End productions...
by Welsh Mum
Mon Sep 21, 2015 6:40 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Auditioning for 2016
Replies: 657
Views: 261012

Re: Auditioning for 2016

lynne wrote:Also, just to cut in here, I think getting high A level/BTEC grades is more about commitment and attitude than academic ability!
It does depend on the subject. I could have tried my hardest but never got an A in Maths or Physics!
by Welsh Mum
Mon Sep 21, 2015 4:54 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Auditioning for 2016
Replies: 657
Views: 261012

Re: Auditioning for 2016

RE GSA - it makes no difference whether the course is at a university or vocational college, if it is oversubscribed with suitable applicants, they have to find a way of whittling down the numbers and deciding between applicants. I am sure that every single vocational drama, dance or MT course has f...
by Welsh Mum
Mon Sep 21, 2015 10:27 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Auditioning for 2016
Replies: 657
Views: 261012

Re: Auditioning for 2016

Hi Welsh Mum You appear to be very angry! I was only trying to give you insight from the universities point of view, If you choose not to accept what happens then that is really up to you. I am also in education and have much experience of the UCAS system. As I said earlier my husband is in charge ...
by Welsh Mum
Sun Sep 20, 2015 4:00 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Auditioning for 2016
Replies: 657
Views: 261012

Re: Auditioning for 2016

Hi Welsh Mum If they get unconditional offers it is usually because they definitely want the student, but that does not mean that all those students with an unconditional offer will take up the offer.The problem with unconditional offers is that the student has to commit to accept the offer before ...
by Welsh Mum
Sun Sep 20, 2015 12:28 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Auditioning for 2016
Replies: 657
Views: 261012

Re: Auditioning for 2016

Hi As the wife of someone who works in a University ( although not in MT!) and helps to set grade boundaries I thought I would shed a little light on the topic! Universities set the grades required based on a combination of things:1) The level of academic ability they think is required for the cour...
by Welsh Mum
Sun Sep 20, 2015 12:25 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Auditioning for 2016
Replies: 657
Views: 261012

Re: Auditioning for 2016

Still seems odd that you need lower grades fir Adult Nursing or Mental Health Nursing than MT !! (University of Surrey require 3 B grades for both courses ). For Surrey Uni? I thought all course needed the same grades. If that's right then that makes it all very strange. I always thought it was Sur...
by Welsh Mum
Sat Sep 19, 2015 9:32 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Auditioning for 2016
Replies: 657
Views: 261012

Re: Auditioning for 2016

Still seems odd that you need lower grades fir Adult Nursing or Mental Health Nursing than MT !! (University of Surrey require 3 B grades for both courses ).
by Welsh Mum
Wed Sep 16, 2015 8:13 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: not an empty nest...but need ideas on how to manage.
Replies: 10
Views: 5791

Re: not an empty nest...but need ideas on how to manage.

It's been 5 years since my youngest left to train in London, and I remember how lost I felt. Like you I missed the involvement, the constant singing, the busy lives we shared. But things do get better, though I have to confess 5 years in I am still sad when she goes back after a visit to us. I did m...
by Welsh Mum
Sat Aug 29, 2015 1:32 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Auditioning for 2016
Replies: 657
Views: 261012

Re: Auditioning for 2016

Lots of acting courses do it differently. The RCSSD course ( accredited by University of London ) has very little written work (3 pieces in 3 years) it is a true vocational course with a great reputation. It is also extremely flexible about qualifications. The criteria is talent and potential, as it...
by Welsh Mum
Mon Jun 29, 2015 4:54 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Drama school after scoliosis
Replies: 6
Views: 4557

Re: Drama school after scoliosis

There was an article in the Observer newspaper magazine section about a v well known ballet dancer who trained after scoliosis as a teenager. I know it doesn't answer your question but shows it can be done! Interesting read, you can find it online.

All the best for your DD
by Welsh Mum
Fri Jun 26, 2015 8:19 pm
Forum: Gossip
Topic: Miss Saigon closing!
Replies: 6
Views: 5478

Re: Miss Saigon closing!

I saw it a while ago and was blown away by it. I knew the songs but had never seen it before, it was a fantastic show, what a shame it is finishing. There are other shows that seem to go on and in forever !
by Welsh Mum
Mon May 25, 2015 8:18 am
Forum: Training
Topic: September 2015
Replies: 848
Views: 348226

Re: September 2015

Don't know much about Trinity Laban but Mountvuew has a very good rep for MT
by Welsh Mum
Mon May 25, 2015 8:16 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Year Off
Replies: 9
Views: 5865

Re: Year Off

My D was in a similar situation as yours many years ago! She had lots if recalls but no offers. Second time round she got offers from GSA, Mountview, RCSSD and reserve in Arts Ec. The main thing she did in her year out was work to get some money behind her which proved invaluable living in London wh...
by Welsh Mum
Tue May 19, 2015 12:45 pm
Forum: Can You Help?
Topic: Do LAMDA exams help get you into drama school?
Replies: 9
Views: 5727

Re: Do LAMDA exams help get you into drama school?

I don't think they will be any use getting into drama school, and would only do them for enjoyment purposes. Did the agent explain how exactly they would help?