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Creative & Performing Arts

Welcome to the Creative Arts Faculty

Our faculty includes subjects that are more practical in nature which provide students with the opportunity to experience learning that focuses on the arts and obtain key skills associated with the visual and imaginative world.

Subjects include:

  • Music
  • Drama
  • Performing Arts - Acting
  • Dance
  • Art

Music

At Key Stage 3

The focus of studying Music in year 7 & 8 is to develop key skills that enable students to build knowledge and understanding of music from a range of origins. Students then build on the knowledge of musical concepts from around the world and compose pieces in specific genres. Students will also experiment with a broad range of musical instruments from the orchestra as well as creating compositions on Pro Tools in the iMac Suite.

At Key Stage 4

With the ever developing Music Industry, students will develop a range of skills including managing a music product from a recording and event perspective, music composition and live performance.  Students will work collaboratively as a group to plan the creation of a CD or online product whilst expanding their understanding of the equipment needed and how to source equipment from service organisations and agencies, how different organisations contribute to the music industry and the importance of them communicating and working together effectively.

Music Curriculum Map

Year 7 Music KPIs

Year 8 Music KPIs

Year 9 Music KPIs

Year 10 Music KPIs

Year 11 KPIs

BTEC Music Specification


Drama

At Key Stage 3

In year 7 and 8 students explore a broad range of PSHE issues and themes whilst developing a knowledge and understanding of drama techniques and theatre styles. As well as devising their own performance material, students look at scripted plays and scene extracts that include duologues and monologues. The aim is to nurture student’s confidence, communication, cooperation, concentration and performance skills; and enable them apply them to all areas of the curriculum.

Drama Curriculum Map

Year 7 Drama KPIs

Year 8 Drama KPIs


Performing Arts - Acting

At Key Stage 4

Studying Performing Arts - Acting will enable students to build on their knowledge and understanding of performance and develop into insightful and competent actors. Students complete a programme of study that includes the creation of a theatre in education performance based on an issue relevant to the target audience, an acting skills production from a published text and the delivery of two contrasting monologues as part of an audition process. The skills gained from performing arts are transferable to everyday working life and will enable students to collaborate as a team or work as an individual.

Year 9 Performing Arts KPIs

Year 10 Performing Arts KPIs

BTEC Performing Arts Specification


Dance

At Key Stage 4

With the ever changing arts landscape, GCSE dance offers an exciting introduction to broad a range of skills from the technical underpinnings of a variety of dance styles through, to the creativity in exploring choreography.  By studying Dance you will gain:

  • An introduction of the different types of dance techniques and styles.
  • An understanding of roles of a dancer as both a performer and choreographer
  • An understanding of the principles of safe practise.
  • An understanding of the dance landscape across the world.

Dance Curriculum Map

Year 10 Dance KPIs

Year 11 Dance KPIs

BTEC Dance Specification

 


Art

Key Stage 3

Students in years 7 and 8 are given the opportunity to experience various techniques and processes while naturally learning about the basic formal elements in Art. They use both two and three-dimensional materials in topics such as Portraiture, natural forms, and the Mexican Day of the Dead.

At Key Stage 4

Students learn how to build a portfolio through process using selected stimulus to create a response. Using the knowledge learnt at Key Stage 3, they start the journey of immersing themselves into Art culture itself furthering their conceptual knowledge of the different Artists they discover. Our Art students will start to breakdown the formal elements even further through in-depth discussion and annotation as they experiment with different techniques and processes that they can develop into a meaningful informed response. We aim to inspire our Art students, and to prepare them to progress onto further education within a creative field as they develop comprehensive art portfolios ready to present as part of a 6th Form or college interview.

Art Curriculum Map

Year 7 Art KPIs

Year 8 Art KPIs

Year 9 Art KPIs

Year 10 BTEC Art KPIs

 

BTEC Art Specification

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