The Performing Arts are an exciting, creative and stimulating range of subjects taught in a purpose built rooms. Within lessons learners work to develop a range of transferable skills which include team work, creative thinking, analysis, communication, co-operation, problem solving and general confidence. Some learners may have prior experience of the Performing Arts, therefore we introduce different styles and genres, cultures and specific professional styles to challenge learners to move out of their comfort zones.
Learners are given the opportunity to study and explore a range of different styles in order to expand their understanding of the Performing Arts as a range of creative subjects. Learners will have the chance to develop creative thinking, performance and creative skills throughout the course. Lessons are highly practical, allowing learners to experience first-hand a broad range of skills. Lessons in Dance, Drama and Music are taught weekly by subject specialist teachers, and learners have the opportunity to attend extra-curricular clubs, learn an instrument with visiting professional tutors, and take part in the many academy performance events.
Learners have the opportunity to study a range of subjects to gain a Level 2 qualification through the following subjects:
How can you support your child’s progress?
- GCSE Dance
- NCFE Performance Skills – Acting
- GCSE Music
- BTEC Level 2 Performing Arts – Musical Theatre
- RSL Music Production
At KS3 you can support your child by ensuring they complete homework tasks including: researching performance styles, completing rehearsal tasks, completing online spelling tests and topic tests, and completing performance evaluations. These will all support your child in learning key vocabulary and expanding their knowledge and understanding of the Performing Arts.
At KS4, learners are encouraged to work independently, which includes: re-writing lesson notes and creating revision posters and cue cards, rehearsing performance work for practical assessment, and trying to see as much live performance work as possible. This will all support their understanding of professional practice, and help them to discuss and critique professional performance in preparation for their practical and written exams.
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Every Monday after school from 3 – 4.15pm
Open to all students, Please bring dance/PE kit
Every Wednesday from 3pm – 4pm
Open to all students, Please bring practical kit
Auditions open in September
Rehearsals run October to March, Performance week runs in March
Last week of June each year
Students can submit their own work to be performed within the event.