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Performing Arts

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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 Sport Dance, Shadow poem, Matrix, London Underground, Capoeira and Still Life at the Penguin Cafe. In Year 8 students study African Dance, Contact Work 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 Pop melodies and chords, Key board practical, Story music and pictures, Show music, Orchestra and other instruments and Medieval music. In Year 8 students study Black music, Reggae, Blues, Pop music, Film and TV, Jazz and Show music.
For further information about KS3 Performing Arts please click here

Key Stage 4
At Key Stage 4 students develop their skills further and work towards more formal performances and recording of their work.
In Dance, the course focuses on Performance, Choreography, Professional Dance Works and Healthy Dancer.
In Drama, the course focuses on Responding, Performance and Evaluating.
In Music, students study The Western Classical music 1600-1899, Music in the 20th century, Popular Music in context and World Music. The course focuses on Performing and Composing Music.
To find out more about KS4 Performing Arts please click here

Key Stage 5
At Key Stage 5 students go on to specialise within their subject areas with greater emphasis placed on the creation and development of original pieces. They also are introduced to a wide variety of artists and practitioner specialist to help them develop their own style and understanding of their chosen art form(s). We also offer A level Music Technology.
For more information about KS5 Performing Arts please click here
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