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RBS Mid Associates Auditions

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Hi Everyone,

 

My DD was at the RBS mid associates audition today. She seemed to have a positive experience of it all. Now the long wait until we get the news!

 

Good luck to everyone else who was there!

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My DD was there today too- she loved the class. Sounded like minimum places available, if at all. She had a great experience- so nothing lost by attending. Good luck to all and to any of them that are lucky enough to gain a place!

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DD was at the MA London audition yesterday for year 9 Entry. Wanted to ask how it works to take in new people to MAs as spaces are already filled by current MAs? Is it the case that in some instances if the panel wanted to take a candidate they might assess out a current MA? I have heard this but didn't know if this was actually how it worked. Seems pretty harsh!

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As well as being assessed out perhaps some MAs are successful in auditions for vocational school after Year 7 and thus give up their MA spots?

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Certainly think there will be at least two Yr 9 places for Bath as my daughter gave her place up at the end of October when she moved to vocational school and one of the other girls is moving back to Japan with her family at the end of March. No-one was assessed out last year in Bath although assessments aren't until May in Bath, earlier in London. So don't despair, spaces do come up.

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Plus also some girls leave MAs because of their age, they will need to move up to SA classes (if successful).

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My DD was at the London auditions last weekend. She was exited, until we got there and she saw all the other girls! She got very self conscious and went in terribly nervous, , but came out smiling and happy to have been there. Never done an audition before, so it's a learning curve. Next time will be easier!

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Hi Everyone,

 

I hear that the mid associate audition results are out soon. Does anyone know any more?

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We've been told easter, with some being told before we break up and others before we go back to JAs, so that could mean anything from 1-4 weeks I imagine!

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How many Mids classes are there?  Is it one for each year group or are they mixed?  Do they take as many into Mids as JAs.  Is there much of a chance to get Mids if you haven't already been a JA?  Sorry for all the questions and if this information is already out there somewhere on the Forum couldn't see it.

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There are less mids than JAS. Going back a few years there was at least a 50% chance at my dd's JAS I would say. Getting mid is hard....

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There are less mids than JAS. Going back a few years there was at least a 50% chance at my dd's JAS I would say. Getting mid is hard....

So without JAs behind you don't hold your breath! Thankfully we have a few associates applications in the pipeline to keep DDs mind off it for now! I think I told her after Easter for results as she has her ballet exam coming up and is getting stressed with that and SATs revision.

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I don't think anyone should hold their breath but you never know! Very sensible to play it down.....

 

There are plenty of other opportunities and you seem to be well prepared with that. My dd didn't get mids but is now at vocational school with funding so there's always hope!!

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In our JA centre there is 1 class with years 7,8,9 girls mixed. So we've been told approx 4 places, poss 5 depending (I presume this means if any girls are entering mids in the later years). There are 2 JA classes of 15 (Inc. approx 6 boys total?) so 24 for c.4 places, plus applications from non-JAs and from other centres as there are 8 JA centres but only 4 MA centres. So all in all it seems incredibly hard to get an MA place xx

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Yes, I heard that the mids are more challenging. DD got SWL for last year of JA's, and was invited to this year's WL finals. So I'm hoping she'll get lucky this year and there will be a space.

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DD was never a JA and was lucky enough to be offered a year 8 MIDS place from the SWL. We didn't appreciate until she started how incredibly lucky she has been to be offered the place and it has been a wonderful experience. Good luck to you all x

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Tatasmum- The audition to move from JA to MA is the same as the preliminary audition for full time training at White Lodge. There's a box to tick on the application form if you want to apply for MAs as well .

I believe this year a few girls were invited to White Lodge finals, even though they had only ticked the MA box.

MA places are so much 'rarer' than JA places.

Hope that helps.

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Equally though quite a few JA's will go on to full time training. For example around 50 places in total for girls in total in the 4 main schools. I would think at least 30 were JA's.x

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Definately not 50 places! It is around 12 in Elmhurst and in RBS (sometimes a couple more). Not sure about Hammond but in Tring is more like 7 ish. Of course not all of the accepted are JAs.

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50 in total. 12 Royal,14 Hammond, 7 Tring =33 then Elmhurst who take apx 17 to 20.x

My DD is in Y8 at Elmhurst and is just one of 12 girls in the year group.  And from memory, there are only 12 girls in the current Y7 year group too.  Current Y9 is 14 girls (had been 15).  Think the max they take in a year group is 15 girls but yes, this does alter year from year and they don't always fill the spaces as depends what numbers they already have in other year groups.  So as Happymum said, think along the lines of 12 normally, as with WL.  Sorry to be a bit pedantic...

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