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 on a rotational basis. Students explore lyrical, ballet, traditional and contemporary forms of dance and develop their understanding of choreography and analysis of dance and performance.

Year 9

In Year 9, students will look at all three disciplines within Musical Theatre; Acting, Dancing and Singing. Students will also develop their Improvisation skills as well as their devising skills.
Students will create choreography and showcase their work in our annual dance show, ‘The Works’

Students will research Practitioners within the industry including Brecht, Frantic Assembly and Kneehigh to deepen their understanding of their craft.

Year 10

Students will continue to develop their knowledge of Musical Theatre; specifically, what it means to be a performer within this industry. Students will use their choreography skills to create a performance for ‘The Works’. Students will practice and perform scripted works in order to develop their skills. Students will create a performance to submit for their Unit 1 mock examination.

Year 11

In Year 11, students will develop their performance ready for their Unit 1 Performance examination. Students will put together evidence to submit for Unit 2 – Preparation for Performance. Students will be fully prepared to sit their Unit 3 written examination.

Extracurricular Opportunities

The College runs an annual production, which open to all year groups. This is a great way to get involved in a College-wide performance, as well as meeting lots of new people whilst doing something you love.

Previous productions include:

  • Rock of Ages 2016
  • Footloose 2017
  • School of Rock 2018
  • Chicago 2019

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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