Within the Performing Arts/Drama department we aim to foster an appreciation of the arts both through timetabled study and the wider curriculum. We intend that all students have the opportunity to listen, engage with and enjoy a range of various performance styles across Drama (& Dance in Key stage 4) and enable students to see performance work as a vehicle for raising moral, social and political issues; challenging students to reflect and be inspired, both as performer and audience. We encourage our students to see drama as a means of self-expression, of self-realisation and an outlet for emotion. Through the course students will develop an understanding of the part performance plays within society, culture and history.
Through our enrichment curriculum we intent to allow students opportunities to participate in a range of drama and dance activities, including opportunities to perform to a live audience and participate in performance support opportunities in areas such as costume design, lighting and sound.
Our Drama and Performing Arts curriculum aims to equip all students with the knowledge and skills to become confident performers. We aim to equip all students with transferrable skills such as resilience, self-motivation, good communication, effective teamwork and a positive Growth Mind-set.
We aim to ensure all students have the opportunity & skillset to pursue Performing Arts as a pathway at KS4 and beyond, developing into a career and provide students with the knowledge, understanding and skills necessary to prepare them for employment or higher education.
In Key stage 3 Drama we will provide a solid foundation for progression into the Performing Arts course at Key stage 4, empowering students to take responsibility for their own learning. Students will develop key transferable skills that students will be able to take into all areas of their learning.
Our Key Stage 4 Performing Arts curriculum provides a solid foundation for further studies and students will be able to take responsibility for their own learning and achievement. They will be able to transfer the skills and knowledge developed into everyday life situations. Students will be able to go out into the world of work with a nationally recognised qualification and the attributes, experience and the knowledge to be successful in their future career pathway.