Exclusive acting classes for standout students once they enter secondary school.
We invite certain pupils who are starting secondary school and stood out among their peers at primary school for their talent and work ethic. This in-take is limited to just ten each year. Anyone can apply and come along to a taster session, and join the company if it's a good fit.
Diplomas + Other Qualifications
Thanks to our friends at the Victoria College of Music and Drama, London, the company works toward the following qualifications:
Impact on GCSE Drama
AO3 Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of how drama and theatre is developed and performed.
AO4 Analyse and evaluate their own work and the work of others.
Impact on GCSE English
In GCSE English, students sit an entire exam discussing and analysing play scripts. Therefore, all YTA scripts are either the very scripts that students will write about in their GCSE English exam, or an adaptation of a novel they will write about in their GCSE English exam.
This is one element of the Generate Theatre Arts Youth Theatre Academy experience that won't be found elsewhere. In GCSE Drama, students have the oppotunity to earn their qualification as a producer rather than a performer. Therefore, YTA members are given a basic education in the roles of a director, lighting and sound technician, producer, project manager, stage hand, stage manager, set designer and much more as they learn to critically analyse their performance from these different points of view.
Live Theatre Trips
GCSE Drama students must complete a written exam wherein they review and analyse a live theatre performance. As a result, YTA members regularly visit the theatre together to exercise this skill.