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Performing Arts

Dance:

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Music

Year 7:

Music for Purpose

Vocal Music

Melody, Structure and Harmony

Developing Ensemble Skills

Year 9:

Ground Bass

Film Music

Reggae

​Year 8:

​Trip around the World

Musical Theatre

VariationsPopular Song

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​Year 10 GCSE Music:

​Vocal Music set works

Free composition exercises and task setting

Vocal Music wider listening

Free composition

Instrumental Music 1700-1820 set works

Instrumental Music 1700-1820 wider listening

Music for Stage and Screen set works

Music for Stage and Screen wider listening

Performing

Https://Qualifications.Pearson.Com/Content/Dam/Pdf/GCSE/Music/2016/Teaching-And-Learning-Materials/GCSE16_MUS_GSG.Pdf 

Drama

Year 7:

Term One: Characterisation

This unit acts as an introduction to Drama and how to play characters who are clearly different to yourself.  In this unit pupils will learn how to use voice, movement and language to portray a character.

Term Two: Evacuees and Refugees

In this unit pupils will learn about evacuees and refugees and will conduct their own research to help them create a docu-drama. Pupils will also learn about the different drama techniques that can enhance their performances.

Term Three: Introduction to Scripted Work

In this unit pupils will be introduced to basic script skills. Pupils will learn how to use stage directions and how to interpret a script.

​Year 8:

Term One: Pantomime

In this unit pupils will learn about pantomime stock characters and conventions and will apply them to a short scripted scene from a well-known pantomime.

Term Two: Ghost Stories

In this unit pupils will devise their own ghost stories. Pupils will learn how to incorporate dramatic tension into their work as well as learning some new drama techniques that can enhance their performances.

Term Three: Musical Theatre

In this unit pupils will recap how to interpret a scene and will perform two scenes from well known musicals. Pupils will be expected to show their skills in blocking, drama techniques and characterisation.

Year 9:

Term One: Naturalism

In this unit pupils will learn about  the Russian director and practitioner, Konstanin Stanislavski, and  his approaches to creating naturalistic performances. Pupils will then apply Stanislavski’s rehearsal methods to a scripted scene.

Term Two: Theatre In Education

In this unit pupils will choose a socio-political issue and then create a piece of theatre in education which aims to educate the audience about the issue. 

Term Three: Shakespeare

In this unit pupils will study key scenes from Macbeth and will explore both classic and modern interpretations. Pupils will also design set and costumes for their interpretation.

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Years 10 and 11:

We currently follow the OCR GCSE.

Http://Www.Ocr.Org.Uk/Images/242630-Specification-Accredited-Gcse-Drama-J316.Pdf

The unit’s pupils complete are as follows:

Drama: Performance and Response ​- worth 40% of overall GCSE

Section A: Pupils will study the set text Blood Brothers. This will be a combination of both practical and theoretical lessons. Pupils will then sit a written exam where pupils will be asked questions on their interpretation of the play, EG “In this scene what voice would you use and why” etc.  Questions will be focused on voice, movement, blocking, set design, costume design, staging and social political influences.

Section B: Pupils will see a live performance of their teacher’s choice. Past productions have included A Thousand Tiny Pieces and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time. Pupils will then sit a written exam where pupils will be asked to analyse and evaluate a specific production element. Questions will be focused on Acting, Set Design, Costume Design and Staging.

Devising Drama - ​worth 30% of overall GCSE

In this unit pupils will work in small groups to devise their own 5-15 minute play in response to a stimulus set by the exam board. Pupils will also need to complete a portfolio which charts their progress week to week and analyses and evaluates the work completed.

Presenting and Performing Texts - ​worth 30% of overall GCSE

In this unit pupils will work in small groups to perform two scenes from a scripted play. Pupils must also complete a small written performance proforma outlining their aims and intentions for the performance justifying the creative choices that they have made.

​Performing Arts:

Year 10:

Component 1: Exploring the Performing Arts

Component 2: Developing skills and techniques in the Performing Arts

​Year 11:

​Component 3: Performing to a brief

BTEC Tech Award in Performing Arts

Http://Qualifications.Pearson.Com/Content/Dam/Pdf/Btec-Tec-Awards/Performing-Arts/2017/Specification-And-Sample-Assessments/BTEC-L1-L2-AWD-PA-SPEC.Pdf

Physical Education:

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