Performing Arts

Drama
Drama offers students the opportunity to explore drama as a practical art form in which ideas and meaning are communicated to an audience through choices of form, style and convention.

Students will create, perform and respond to drama informed by their theoretical knowledge of drama and theatre.

Topics include:
Y7

  • The Party
  • Lizzie Borden
  • Our Day Out
  • Detectives
  • Staging

Y8

  • Hit and Run
  • Hard to Swallow
  • Devising

Y9

  • Detectives
  • Physical Theatre
  • Too Much Punch for Judy
  • Stage Combat
  • Red Shoes
  • Devising

Y10

    AQA GCSE Course

  • Devising performance
  • Coursework
  • Blood Brothers for written paper

Y11

  • Performing for acting exam
  • Written paper

Y12

  • Devising performance
  • Devising Coursework
  • Study of set texts for written paper

Y13

  • Acting performance
  • Acting Coursework
  • Study of Live theatre for written paper

Exam Boards

Key Stage Course Exam Board
4 GCSE Drama AQA
5 A Level Drama and Theatre Studies AQA

Music
Music is a universal language that embodies one of the highest forms of creativity. Learning music engages and inspires students to develop a love of music and their talent as musicians, and so increase their self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement. As students progress, they will develop a critical engagement with music, allowing them to compose, and to listen with discrimination.

Topics include:
Y7

  • Musical Frontier
  • Keyboard Skills
  • Four chord songs
  • Samba music
  • Theme & Variations
  • Irish music

Y8

  • Blues music
  • Rap music
  • Reggae music
  • Rondo form
  • Song arranging/Ukulele
  • Disco music

Y9

  • Club Dance music
  • African music/drumming
  • Ground bass

Y10
AQA GCSE Course

  • Performance
  • Listening
  • Composition

Set works: The Beatles & Haydn’s Clock symphony

Y11
Performance

  • Listening
  • Composition

Set works: The Beatles & Haydn’s Clock symphony

Exam Board

Key Stage Course Exam Board
4 GCSE Music AQA