Performing arts

Performing Arts offers students opportunities in dance, singing, acting and an insight into the performing arts industry as whole. The subject allows students to explore their potential and develop their creative talents in lessons, in college clubs and in out of college activities. 

The Performing Arts department is a thriving and energetic department that offers students of all ages the opportunity to discover their creative potential. 

  • A wide range of styles of performance and practitioners are explored through the three performing arts disciplines;
  • Nurturing students who are passionate about performing and the industry and offering opportunities for development; 
  • An enrichment programme that includes productions, concerts, clubs, theatre visits and workshops;
  • Developing key skills in confidence, communication, collaboration, public speaking and listening.

Year 7 & 8

In year 7 and 8, students study dance as their main Performing Arts focus. The students study dance within the PE rotation; however, lessons are delivered from the Performing Arts and Music department to allow the students the best possible experience. The students explore a wide range of dance styles and develop their understanding of choreography and analysis of dance and performance. 

Year 9

In Year 9, students develop their skills in acting, singing and dancing through a diverse curriculum. They develop their understanding of devising performance and working to a stimulus, practitioner based work, choreography, vocal development and character based work. They also develop an understanding of professionalism and the stringent expectations of Performing Arts.

Year 10 & 11

Half way through Year 10, students choose one specialism from a choice of acting, singing and dancing, carrying this specialism through to Year 11. Students first examinations start with group performances that challenge their understanding of their specialism and how to create a professional performance. In Year 11, students take their final written exam which assesses their understanding of the Performing Arts industry and how one approaches creating a performance. 

Where Can I Find Out More?

Points of contact:

Rob Wilkinson

Team Leader of Music and Performing Arts

Sarah Wilkinson

Teacher of Performing Arts and Dance & Staff Governor

Contact the people who look after this Performing arts course on:

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