Performing Arts Key Information
“A film, a piece of theatre, a piece of music or a book can make a difference. It can change the world.” Alan Rickman
Performing Arts is an important subject for developing many skills including confidence and independence, both valuable life skills. In Performing Arts, students are encouraged to explore a range of skills and activities whilst studying Music, Dance and Drama. Good communication, teamwork and creativity are key to success in this area.
The department consists of 2 teaching staff:
Sarah Bennett BA (Hons), PGCE, PGDip
15 years teaching experience
Subject Lead of Performing Arts, teacher of Music, Dance and Drama, Piano and Keyboard Tutor
Charis Baylis BA (Hons), PGDE
1 year teaching experience
Teacher of Performing Arts and PE
At KS4 we follow the Eduqas Level 1/2 Vocational Award in Performing Arts
In KS3, students study a varied curriculum covering Music, Dance and Drama skills. Music is studied consistently throughout the year, complimented by Dance or Drama. In Music, skills are developed in composition and performance. In Dance, students learn how to choreograph dance as well as performance skills. Drama skills are developed through performance and script writing.
Many transferrable skills are learnt and developed in Performing Arts. These include independent learning, group work, confidence, vocal projection and performing skills.
Students can go on to study Performing Arts at Sixth Form or college and then on to degree level. A qualification in Performing Arts can support many careers, especially those that involve public speaking and forward-facing work.
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- Annual Talent Show
- Singing group
- Dance club
- Christmas Showcase
- Summer Showcase
- Community performances
- Primary workshops
Reading for pleasure
Students are encouraged to read for pleasure, relating to topics studied in class
Students read scripts in Drama work which includes analysis tasks
A variety of websites are used at different points of the curriculum, which are shared with pupils when relevant
- We also use recording facilities when applicable, to support the music curriculum