Confidence, communication and tolerance: these are the three attributes that are fundamental to drama and fundamental to life. Students need to be able to express themselves in a safe and stimulating environment to enable them to approach situations in an array of different manners.
The study of Performing Arts will support them to develop critical thinking, taking risks and problem solving. Students have the opportunity to celebrate the richness of human expression and will be more equipped to navigate the challenges they may face.
As part of the programme of study, group activities provide students with the opportunity to develop communication skills, essential teamwork skills and leadership qualities. For some, performing arts can be a source of solitude – a place where they can immerse themselves in a creative environment allowing the imagination to thrive. Students will study drama, dance and musical theatre throughout the five years of study, from collaborative skills through to refined performance techniques. Performing Arts is a subject that is accessible to all students. The transferable skills taught build confidence, develop communication skills and enhance teamwork; leadership and all the skills needed for any successful career path. Students at KS3 are introduced to a wide range of theatre, genre and style, from inspirational practitioners and the processes of devising. Moving onto key stage four, students are building on refining their skills and crafting original pieces as well as developing performance work from a script.
Extra-curricular opportunities play a vibrant and exciting role in school. Performing Arts provide a wealth of opportunities for students to express themselves and become immersed in the arts. This is evident in the types of extra-curricular activities that we offer such as:
- Theatre visits
- School productions
- Performance opportunities at local venues
- Dance club
- Musical Theatre club
The repeat concepts in Performing Arts are:
- People skills
- Performance skills
- Real world culture
- Evaluation skills
- Listening and speaking skills