The Drama and Performing Arts Department aims to develop student’s confidence and creativity through the exploration of emotions, relationships and wider society. Throughout their studies, the students focus on building transferable skills that can be used in a variety of contexts in the future. These skills include cooperation and negotiation within groups, articulation of feelings and opinions and the evaluation of other’s work.
At key stage three, students study drama on a carousel rotation. Throughout their study, they will explore many topics including Theatre from Different Cultures, Shakespearean Drama, Devising from a Stimulus, Mask Work and Horror and Tension.
Throughout key stage three, they will have the opportunity to explore careers in the creative arts industry by working in key job roles within their group. The roles that students regularly take are:
At key stage four, students have the option to study GCSE Performing Arts. This course allows the students the opportunity to study, and be assessed in a variety of performing arts disciplines. These include:
The course is broken down into two units:
Further information on the course and its’ specification can be found at:
Students also have the option to choose BTEC Performing Arts (Acting). This course allows students to develop the skills required for a professional actor and learn about the wider performing arts industry.
Students will complete three units:
Further information is available on the Edexcel website: http://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/btec-firsts/performing-arts-2012-nqf.html