Performing Arts

SKILL

Students will begin by understanding how to use performance skills of body language, gesture, voice and facial expression to create characters. They will explore how to use space, levels and proxemics to show relationships. Students will explore wider issues and stories through physical theatre, choreography, story-telling, script work and devising.

CHARACTER

Performing Arts aims to promote a child that is tolerant, empathetic, collaborative and communicative. Students will be adept at team work and positive thinking. They learn to think, move, speak and act with confidence. They learn how to be focused, innovative and resourceful, they collaborate and take on responsibilities for regular presentations. Through role and dramatic action students build on characterisation to explore, imagine and take risks to communicate ideas, experiences and stories.

EXPERIENCES

Students will gain life changing experiences in Performing Arts. Whether this is by immersing themselves in a new culture, performing to an audience for the first time or composing their own piece of music. Every child has the opportunity to be part of our busy extracurricular timetable including Music Concerts, fully staged Annual Productions, Christmas Carol Concerts, Talent Shows and department trips. We also aim to bring new experiences to the classroom, inviting external professional practitioners to deliver workshops. Ultimately, we want our students to develop a lifelong love of Music and Performing Arts.

CRITICALITY

Performing Arts embodies creativity and innovation. Students are required to think analytically about different performances, responding to its intent and purpose, and consider how the piece can be accurately interpreted. Our subject will challenge a child’s perception about the world. Students will explore how and why people behave through questioning their decisions. What is their motivation? How do they feel? What will that look like? How will I create that?

Students will be encouraged and introduced to different types of stimulus’ including theme titles, music and video exemplars. Students will be looking at different ways to approach their performance, use of modelling, use of different characters and deliberating ideas using basic research.

YEAR 10 / 11 Performing Arts
THEME/FOCUS

PERFORMING ARTS 

NCFE LEVEL ½ TECH AWARD IN PERFORMANCE SKILLS

 

Year 10 / 11 Unit 01 Working in the performance industry

This unit will allow the learner to understand how work is undertaken in the performance industry across a variety of disciplines. The learner will know about performance, production and promotional roles across disciplines and the national organisations which relate to employment in the performance industry. The learner will understand how skills and qualities required to work both in performance and technical roles are applied to rehearsal, production planning and live performance.

Unit 02 Planning and performing

In this unit learners will apply performance and production skills in developing a performance. Learners will be able to work in performance, pre-production and production roles to meet a given performance event brief. Learners will know and understand planning, development, documentation and evaluation of production activities. Showing creative and technical skills in response to a brief.

Fundamentals

 

Year 10/11

 

Unit 01 Working in the performance industry

 

Unit 02 Planning and performing

 

UNIT 01 

Learning outcome 1: Understand roles, responsibilities, skills and qualities in the performance Industry

 

Learning outcome 2: Understand national organisations related to employment in the Performance industry

 

Learning outcome 3: Understand how performers are promoted

 

Learning outcome 4: Understand production planning

 

Learning outcome 5: Understand rehearsal processes

 

 

UNIT 02 

 

Learning outcome 1: Understand and respond to a live performance production brief

 

Learning outcome 2: Understand planning, pre-production and promotion of live performance productions

 

Learning outcome 3: Understand rehearsal and development of material as a performer for a live performance production

 

Learning outcome 4: Understand how to present live performance productions to an audience

 

Learning outcome 5: Understand how to review live performance productions

 

 

YEAR 12 PA

 

THEME/FOCUS

BTEC LEVEL 3 EXTENDED CERTIFICATE IN

PERFORMING ARTS

Year 12 Learners investigate the work of performing arts practitioners and develop critical analysis skills and contextual understanding of how practitioners communicate themes in their work.

 

 

Learners explore technical performance skills with a focus on developing skills and techniques in at least two performance styles.

 

Fundamentals

 

Unit 1: Investigating Practitioners’ Work

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unit 2: Developing Skills and Techniques for

Live Performance

Unit 1: Investigating Practitioners’ Work

Learners investigate the work of performing arts practitioners and develop critical analysis skills and contextual understanding of how practitioners communicate themes in their work.

Assessment outcomes (External) Mandatory

AO1 Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of contextual factors that influence work of

Performing arts practitioners

AO2 Apply knowledge and understanding of how contextual factors influence the creative intentions and themes of performing arts practitioners

AO3 Apply critical analysis skills to develop and demonstrate understanding of performance,

Production and repertoire

AO4 Be able to apply an effective investigation process to inform the understanding of the work of performing arts practitioners, communicating independent judgements

 

Unit 2: Developing Skills and Techniques for Live Performance

Learners explore technical performance skills with a focus on developing skills and techniques in at least two performance styles.

Learning aims (Internal) Mandatory

A Understand the role and skills of a performer

B Develop performance skills and techniques for live performance

C Apply performance skills and techniques in selected styles

D Review and reflect on development of skills and techniques for live performance

 

 

YEAR 13 PA

 

THEME/FOCUS

BTEC LEVEL 3 EXTENDED CERTIFICATE IN

PERFORMING ARTS

 

Year 13 Learners explore and integrate creative, physical, and vocal skills and techniques, working Collaboratively to create a performance in response to a given stimulus.

 

Learners explore key features of musical theatre, developing specialist skills and techniques as a Musical theatre performer combining acting, singing and dance skills for a performance.

 

Fundamentals

 

Unit 3: Group Performance Workshop

 

Unit 27: Musical Theatre Techniques

 

 

Unit 3: Group Performance Workshop

Learners explore and integrate creative, physical, and vocal skills and techniques, working collaboratively to create a performance in response to a given stimulus.

Assessment outcomes (External) Mandatory

AO1 Understand how to interpret and respond to stimulus for a group performance

AO2 Develop and realise creative ideas for a group performance in response to stimulus

AO3 Apply personal management and collaborative skills to a group performance workshop process

AO4 Apply performance skills to communicate creative intentions during performance workshop

AO5 Review and reflect on the effectiveness of the working process and the workshop performance

 

Unit 27: Musical Theatre Techniques

Learners explore key features of musical theatre, developing specialist skills and techniques as a

Musical theatre performer combining acting, singing and dance skills for a performance.

Learning aims (Internal)

A Understand the key features of musical theatre performance

B Develop skills and techniques in musical theatre

C Apply musical theatre skills and techniques to a performance

D Review personal development and own performance