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Performing Arts

The Performing Arts department offers students the opportunity to work within four main disciplines: Dance, Drama, Music and Music Technology.

Although these areas are taught separately, there is a great deal of collaboration within the department and the opportunity to share skills and ideas within the art forms.

Our extra-curricular provision is second to none with clubs offered in a wide variety of skills across the subject areas. Students have the opportunity to perform in large scale school productions, on a professional stage and to develop technological skills e.g. lighting, sound and recording. The department prides itself on the work done with outside agencies and the many and varied opportunities this gives to all of our students.

Key Stage 3
The curriculum at Key Stage 3 covers the teaching of basic skills and techniques in Dance, Drama and Music.

In Dance, Year 7 students learn about choreography and performance in the following topic areas: Sport Dance, Matrix and Capoeira. In Year 8, students study Contact Work, the professional work Swansong and Street Dance.

In Drama, Year 7 students learn about The Explorers, The Tempest, Haunted House, Commedia del Arte and The Pier. Whilst in Year 8 students experience Macbeth, Buddy and Our Day Out.

In Music, Year 7 Students learn rhythm, pitch and their first steps in compostion. In Year 8 students study music for advertising, 12 bar blues and popular song performance.

For further information about KS3 Performing Arts please click here

Key Stage 4

To find out more about KS4 Performing Arts please click on the following links:


Dance - BTEC Technical Award in Performing Arts



Subject Leader - Lesley Carter
Email: carterla@budmouth.dorset.sch.uk

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