Performing Arts

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Key Stage 3

Throughout key stage three we encourage opportunities to perform and this will enable students to experience the practicalities and excitement of running a stage production. They will take an active role in marketing and front of house as well as technical lighting, sound and film, set design, props and costumes, through to a final performance which can include drama, dance or music.

Students develop their confidence in performance as well as gain a technical understanding to support the show.

This is an exciting opportunity to new learn skills usually restricted to industry professionals.

Extra-curricular and Trips

We offer a West End theatre trip at key stage three which is usually linked to a course of study.  In recent years we have been to see Billy Elliot and Lion King among others.

All students are encouraged to audition for the whole school production.  This is a very enjoyable experience and all roles, including technical support, are filled by students.  If you think performing is not for you, there is an opportunity to be an active member of the support team, which every show needs. 

Key Stage 4

Examination board: AQA

Why choose GCSE Performing arts?

Performing Arts engages students in the processes of performing arts to develop as effective and independent learners.

· Develops broad skills, knowledge and understanding of the performing arts industry.

· Develops understanding of the contribution the performing arts industry makes at both local and nation level.

· Develops personal attributes including self-confidence, resilience, perseverance, self-discipline and commitment.

· Provides a solid foundation for progression in performing arts, theatre studies and generic subjects including dance, drama and music.

· Provides a foundation for design work in set, costume and props and technical elements as in lighting and sound.

· Introduces a wide range of personal and organisational skills for the work place.

Specification:

Performing Arts 4882 – Single award

Unit 1: 48801 Skills Development 60%

Unit 2: 48802 Showcase Performance 40%

 

Performing Arts 4884 – Double award

Unit 1: 48801 Skills Development 30%

Unit 2: 48802 Showcase Performance 20%

Unit 3: 48803 Working to a commission 30%

Unit 4: 48804 Final performance/designs for the chosen commission 20%

Extra- curricular and Trips

Students need to show a thorough understanding of the performing arts industry.

We offer a West End theatre trip at Key Stage 4.  This is linked to the area of study and relates directly to the course.  Trips might include different genres, musical theatre for example or a play, and will vary each year.

All students are encouraged to audition for the whole school production.  This is a very enjoyable experience and all roles, including technical support, are filled by students.  If you think performing is not for you, there is an opportunity to be an active member of the support team, which every show needs. 

Key Stage 3

Throughout key stage three we encourage opportunities to perform and this will enable students to experience the practicalities and excitement of running a stage production. They will take an active role in marketing and front of house as well as technical lighting, sound and film, set design, props and costumes, through to a final performance which can include drama, dance or music.

Students develop their confidence in performance as well as gain a technical understanding to support the show.

This is an exciting opportunity to new learn skills usually restricted to industry professionals.

Extra-curricular and Trips

We offer a West End theatre trip at key stage three which is usually linked to a course of study.  In recent years we have been to see Billy Elliot and Lion King among others.

All students are encouraged to audition for the whle school production.  This is a very enjoyable experience and all roles, including technical support, are filled by students.  If you think performing is not for you, there is an opportunity to be an active member of the support team, which every show needs. 

Key Stage 4

Examination board: AQA

Why choose GCSE Performing arts?

· Performing Arts engages students in the processes of performing arts to develop as effective and independent learners.

· Develops broad skills, knowledge and understanding of the performing arts industry.

· Develops understanding of the contribution the performing arts industry makes at both local and nation level.

· Develops personal attributes including self-confidence, resilience, perseverance, self-discipline and commitment.

· Provides a solid foundation for progression in performing arts, theatre studies and generic subjects including dance, drama and music.

· Provides a foundation for design work in set, costume and props and technical elements as in lighting and sound.

· Introduces a wide range of personal and organisational skills for the work place.

 

Specification:

Performing Arts 4882 – Single award

Unit 1: 48801 Skills Development 60%

Unit 2: 48802 Showcase Performance 40%

 

Performing Arts 4884 – Double award

Unit 1: 48801 Skills Development 30%

Unit 2: 48802 Showcase Performance 20%

Unit 3: 48803 Working to a commission 30%

Unit 4: 48804 Final performance/designs for the chosen commission 20%

Extra- curricular and Trips

Students need to show a thorough understanding of the performing arts industry.

We offer a West End theatre trip at Key Stage 4.  This is linked to the area of study and relates directly to the course.  Trips might include different genres, musical theatre for example or a play, and will vary each year.

All students are encouraged to audition for the whole school production.  This is a very enjoyable experience and all roles, including technical support, are filled by students.  If you think performing is not for you, there is an opportunity to be an active member of the support team, which every show needs.