Staff and students at The Somerset Performing Arts Centre for Education (SPACE) based at Heathfield Community School, are celebrating excellence today after receivinh their results for the Level 3 University Arts London Extended Diploma in Performing and Production Arts and the Extended Project Qualification.
In the UAL component (worth 3 A-levels) a staggering 71% achieved a distinction (the same number of UCAS points at 3 A*s at A-level) and 25% achieved a merit. All 100% passed.
In the Extended Project Qualification, 100% achieved a C or higher, 52% achieved a B and 35% scored an A grade.
This has opened many doors for the graduates to embark upon rich and varied progression routes including musical theatre at Chichester University, LMA and Emil Dale Academy, game animation at Falmouth University, production arts at Bristol Old Vic, music at Royal Holloway, a degree in education at Bristol University and performing arts and commercial dance courses at the prestigious Stella Mann.
Course Director David Duthie said: "We are once again thrilled that the hard work of these talented students has paid off and we wish them every success for their bright careers. We are also looking to the future, gearing up to welcome a new cohort in September and we are almost full to the brim!"
Today marks SPACE’s first set of results since Heathfield Community School confirmed it will join the Cabot Learning Federation in the autumn.
Hannah Jones, Principal said: "We are delighted that our SPACE company members have achieved fantastic results once again. It is testimony to their dedication and hard work, as well as the quality of teaching and technical support they have received in their two years with us at Heathfield. We wish them all the very best as they move on to their next steps, in education and the performing arts industry."
Cabot Learning Federation Chief Executive Steve Taylor said: “We are immensely proud of these post-16 students. Against the backdrop of the uncertainties and difficulties of recent years, they have shown great resilience and richly deserve the excellent set of results they have achieved today.
“Whether they now plan to move into higher education or the world of work, we wish them every success in their next step – and hope they will continue to show the talent and dedication they have displayed throughout their years of education. Thanks to the team of colleagues who have supported these students over the course of their school careers, and in particularly over the past two years.”