PQA Students RADA Success

Wolverhampton 18th March, 2019

PQA Students RADA Success

Students from The Pauline Quirke Academy of Performing Arts in Wolverhampton are delighted to have scored great success with their Royal Academy of Dramatic Art Shakespeare Awards for the 5th year running.


Students have been learning and practising monologues from a set list over the last 5-6 weeks and performed them before assessors sent up from London to the academy a few weeks ago. Students were entered at all levels from introductory level up to gold award with the level of difficulty increasing through the levels..


The 2 judges are professional performers and directors currently directing shows at the prestigious Drama School and also working professionally. Some 23 students took part in the awards gaining passes throughout the levels.


Julian Elcock, Principal at Wolverhampton said “These awards are challenging for the students as they have to do a lot of the work themselves, we can’t learn the pieces for them nor o the research on the plays. It is a testament to our staff and students that we consistently score highly in the awards and also that the assessors volunteer to give up a Saturday to come to us”.


PQA Wolverhampton has been running these awards for 5 years and has a pass rate of over 95% in the awards. The academy was in the vanguard of the awards being made available outside of RADA and Principal Julian has been part of the consultation process in updating the awards recently.