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Performing Arts         Curriculum Video


Within Drama we endeavour to take all our students on a journey of creativity which gives them a rite of passage to self-expression. Their experience at KS3 from Year 7 -9 begins to fill with skills which not only gives them the confidence to perform in front of others but also the skills that are transferable to all aspects of their life and development. It is these precious skills that our students are encouraged to discover and create with and these skills that enable students to have the belief that they can do anything.


GCSE Performing Arts offers pupils the opportunity to develop as individuals; exploring ideas and issues to gain a fuller understanding of their world. Please be aware of the written requirements – to achieve in Performing Arts you need to be competent in analytical, evaluative writing as well as feel confident to develop performance or technical skills for examination. It is a challenging, yet rewarding subject, where you will have to dedicate time, effort and energy to succeed.


Qualification aims and objectives:


The aims and objectives of this qualification are to enable students to:

  • apply knowledge and understanding when making, performing and responding to drama

  • explore performance texts, understanding their social, cultural and historical context including the theatrical conventions of the period in which they were created

  • develop a range of theatrical skills and apply them to create performances

  • work collaboratively to generate, develop and communicate ideas

  • develop as creative, effective, independent and reflective students able to make informed choices  in process and performance

  • contribute as an individual to a theatrical performance

  • reflect on and evaluate their own work and that of others

  • develop an awareness and understanding of the roles and processes undertaken in contemporary  professional theatre practice

  • adopt safe working practices.

Further skills developed in this qualification are:

  • the ability to recognise and understand the roles and responsibilities of performer, designer and director

  • the study and exploration of texts and extracts must include the relevant social, historical and cultural contexts

  • the ability to analyse and evaluate their own work and the work of others

  • the ability to understand how performance texts can be interpreted and performed.

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