Beaumont Leys

Creative Arts

Teaching team:



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Ms McCallum

Faculty Team Leader Creative Arts - Teacher of Art

Mrs Cartwright

Senior Standards Leader- Teacher of Drama

Miss Trolley

Team Leader for Competency Curriculum and Teacher

of Drama

Mrs Gadher

Teacher of Art

Mrs Satchwell

Teacher of Music

Mrs Nyamuda

Teacher of Drama


Two fabulous Art studios, Mirrored Dance Studio with sprung floor, Drama Studio and Performance space in the hall with tiered seating for up to 220 people, also equipped with professional sound and lighting system.  A well-equipped Music Room with four practice rooms, and a small recording studio.

KS3 Curriculum

Year 7

Year 8

Art- Skills

         Day of the Dead

Drama- Autumn Term Perseus and Medusa


             Darkwood Manor

Music-  Basic Musicianship

              Pachelbels Canon

              Blues Music

               Film Music


Art- Buildings



Drama - Perseus and Medusa (for 2021 Autumn only)


             Jimmy’s Story


             Much Ado About Clubbing

KS3 Assessment 

Art- students are assessed based on the assessment grid which is linked to the national curriculum. Students are formatively assessed throughout the  project, and have  summative assessment at the end. Work is mostly practical and focuses on building confidence in new materials.

Music-Students complete a base line test as they enter in Year 7 and are assigned to a flightpath.  Students work along their flightpaths making progress, completing mini assessments throughout the project to ensure they are gaining the correct skills and then they complete an assessment at the end of each project.

Drama- Students in KS3 are formatively assessed throughout each topic and have summative assessment  at the end of each topic.  They will be assessed on their ability to devise and create work, their technical performance skills and also their ability to evaluate their own work and work of others.

Creative Arts Lesson

Students have one lesson a fortnight of Creative Arts which explores how Music , Drama and Art come together in the Creative Arts Industry. For example-This year we are exploring the Musical Hairspray.  Art-props and set design , Music- songs from the show, Dance- 60 dance routines in Hairspray , and Drama-planning and creating a  trailer for the show.




BTEC Tech Award in Art Practice

Students complete three components- all components  are based around the Arts Industry and skills needed to work in this field. Students are given a brief as if they are an artist or  designer. In year 11, they complete a 6 week exam project which culminates in an 8 hour main piece.

Component One and Two are the coursework portfolio and  worth 60% of the course. The exam unit is 40%. There are no tiers in this subject.

KS4 topics covered

  • Culture in Leicester
  • British Seaside
  • Food & Drink
  • I, Me & Mine

Art and Design Practice | Pearson qualifications

Component One: Generating Ideas in Art and Design

Component Two: Develop Practical skills in Art and Design

Component Three- Externally assessed component.: Respond to a Client Brief


** Please note that BTEC Pearson are releasing a new specification – so this is subject to change  in the near future.


BTEC Music


Year 10:

Unit Five: – Introducing Music Performance (coursework)

Pupils need to be able to play a music/sing for this project and will need to take part in a series of recordings to show progress.  Pupils will complete a video log for this project.

UnitTwo:  Managing a music project (coursework and performance)

Pupils will look at how you put on a music event, and will research promoting, planning and producing the event.  After the event, pupils will need to evaluate their performance of the overall event.

 Year 11:

Unit One:  Introduction to the Music Industry (exam based)

Pupils will look at different jobs within the industry, learn about the health and safety requirements as well as small and large venues. 

Unit Four: - Introducing Music Composition (coursework)

Pupils will compose music to set stimulus for this project and will be required to build on compositions by length and by detail.  Pupils will use both computers and manuscript paper for this task.




Year 9


1)       Voice and movement workshops

2)       Introduction to different genres and practitioners

3)       Roles, responsibilities & skills within the performing arts

4)       Preparation for assessment in KS4

BTEC Level 1/Level 2 Technical Award in Performing Arts

There are three components to complete during years 10 and 11 and these are taught over three hours a week during the two years.  These components build on each other to help you put what students have learned into practice and grow in confidence

  • Component 1: Exploring the Performing Arts 30% (internally assessed)
  • Component 2: Developing skills and techniques 30% (internally assessed)
  • Component 3: Performing to a brief 40% (externally assessed)

There is no written examination and students must pass all units to gain either a pass, merit or distinction grade.  This is a level 1 and level 2 course which means that students can get the equivalent of 1 GCSE at either level 1 or level 2 (Level 1 is the equivalent of a GCSE grade D-G and level 2 is the equivalent of a GCSE grade A*-C)

Topics covered:

  • Understanding a range of performance styles
  • Skills and techniques in performance
  • Roles and responsibilities in the performing arts
  • Practitioners and how they create and influence performance material
  • Reviewing progress and setting targets
  • Responding to a brief/stimulus