Below are details of both KS3 and KS4 levels in Drama and Performing Arts.
In Drama, students develop skills and knowledge to respond imaginatively to stimuli, work effectively in groups and perform with confidence in front of an audience. Students are also encouraged to use the technical resources available during lessons.
Topic areas are designed to engage students in a variety of issues, literature and historical events, through practical exploration, performance and reflection.
Topics of study are as follows:
- Year 7 – Introduction to Drama, Melodrama, Bollywood and Perseus and Medusa
- Year 8 – Keeping it safe, Darkwood Manor, Bullying
- Year 9 – Jimmy’s Story, Missing Girl, Much Ado About Clubbing
Year 9 Drama option: Techniques, Romeo and Juliet (study of the prologue), Temptation, Too Much Punch for Judy.
BTEC Performing Arts is designed to develop a broad range of skills, techniques, personal qualities and attitudes essential for a successful working life in the Performing Arts industry.
Students study 3 Units of work:
Unit 1 – “Individual Showcase”
This is assessed by a letter of application in response to a brief set by the exam board and the performance of two audition pieces in response to the brief under controlled conditions. (Both externally assessed)
Unit 2 – “Preparation, Performance and Production”
This is assessed through learning about the different roles within the industry, learning how to produce a performance and performing to an audience.
Unit 3 – “Acting Skills”
This covers learning wide range of skills and techniques all connected to acting as well as action planning, target setting and tracking your own progress as a prospective actor.
All of the work is given a vocational context and students will learn about the world of performing Arts as a possible career choice.