Students

Welcome to the Performing Arts department

Within the department we have a studio, our very own Theatre and a purpose built dance studio.

Staff

  • Mrs Samantha Hastings- Head of Dance and Drama
  • Mr Stuart Hutchinson - Performing Arts Technician

Performing Arts Film


Key Stage 4

Course title: AQA GCSE Drama

Course Overview: This is a dynamic course which follows the AQA GCSE Drama syllabus. Students will develop not only their acting and performance technique but will gain confidence and life skills. Students will work as a whole group, small groups and as individuals.

Key Areas of Study:           

  • Acting techniques
  • Live theatre
  • Styles of theatre
  • Theatre history
  • Set texts
  • Multiple performance opportunities

Assessments:          

  • External Written Exam: Understanding Drama (40%).
  • Internal Practical Performance Exam: Devising Drama (40%).
  • External Practical Performance Exam: Texts in Practice (20%) 

Course Length: 2 Years

Progression to: A Level Drama and Theatre Studies

Extra-Curricular Activities: Annual school production

Trips: Theatre visits at least one per term

Facilities:                  

  • Drama studio
  • Dance studio
  • Theatre

Key Stage 5

Course title: AQA A Level Drama and Theatre

Course Overview: This course looks at all aspects of theatre from Greek theatre right up to contemporary theatre. Students will consolidate their acting skills into mature performances. They will work on text and devised pieces.

Key Areas Of Study:

  • Devising skills and techniques
  • Script analysis
  • Directing techniques
  • Higher acting techniques

Assessment:

  • External Written Exam: Drama and Theatre (40%)
  • Internal Practical Performance Exam: Creating Original Drama (30%)
  • External Practical Performance Exam: Making Theatre (30%)

Course Length: 2 years

Progression to: Higher Education in Performing Arts related courses

Extra-Curricular Activities: Annual school production

Trips: Theatre visits at least one per term

Facilities:

  • Drama studio
  • Dance studio
  • Theatre

Course title: Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma in Performing Arts

Course Overview: This exciting course covers all aspects of performing arts. We specialise in dance but all areas of performance skills will be covered. Student will perform at least once every term.

Key Areas Of Study:

  • Tap, modern and classical ballet technique
  • The performing arts business
  • How to put on a performance
  • A range of styles of theatre
  • Musical theatre history

Assessment:

  • Unit 1 - Portfolio
  • Unit 2 - Portfolio
  • Unit 3 - Portfolio of performance planning
  • Unit 4 - Portfolio
  • Unit 17 - Performance of Musical Theatre piece
  • Unit 37 - Performance of Dance piece

Course Length: 2 years

Progression to: Higher Education in Performing Arts related courses

Extra-Curricular Activities: Annual school production

Trips: Theatre visits at least one per term

Facilities:

  • Drama studio
  • Dance studio
  • Theatre

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