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Performing Arts

AQA GCSE 

This subject is enjoyed by all that are a part of it and there are many exciting opportunities that we offer to our students.

Students start Performing Arts in Year 7 and learn a variety of drama skills and techniques such as freeze frames, , physcal theatre, scripted work, symbolism and many more. We also ensure that all of our lessons include some form of moral or social content and we try to equip our students with life skills as well as performance skills. In Year 8 students build on the skills that they have developed in Year 7 and they have the chance to explore more advanced theatre such as our ‘comedy’ unit where students experience different types of performance.

In Year 9, students get the opportunity to choose Performing Arts as an option. We run the AQA GCSE in Performing Arts, which is a dynamic and exciting course that enable learners to progress their skill level, achieve highly, experience many different forms of theatre and, above all, have fun.

At year ten and eleven Performing Arts continues to be an exciting and practical based subject that allows students to explore the different elements of the Performing Arts industry.

The qualification offers students the opportunity to specialise in one or more of the performing arts disciplines including; acting, singing, dance, music, music technology, lighting, sound, set design, costume design, properties, masks, puppets, make-up, stage management, front of house, marketing and publicity. It creates performance opportunities for all students and any extra-curricular performing arts based activity can contribute towards your final grade.

As a department we offer many exciting extra-curricular opportunities which students can get involved with. Last year we put on a hugely successful production of ‘Oliver’ and we aim to produce a whole-school show every year. We also have an annual talent show, which all students can be involved with, and various other public performances throughout the year. Additionally, we take our students to see as much live theatre as possible, extending their learning opportunities and broadening their horizons.

How Subject is assessed?

AQA GCSE is assessed with 60% coursework and 40% final performance

Contact for more Information Miss F Clarke (Head of Performing Arts)