Our purpose and objective in the Performing Arts faculty is to nurture passionate, imaginative and inquisitive individuals, who see the world from an artistic perspective, enjoying and exploring past and present art forms generated from an array of different cultures. The Performing Arts curriculum prepares students to become independent and creative individuals. A range of topics allow students to develop an understanding and appreciation of the arts formed in a contemporary society and throughout the world. These themes are explored through a range of different creative styles, practitioners and mediums. Furthermore, the Performing Arts curriculum promotes a sense of self-worth, encourages confidence, resilience and develops relationships.

In Key Stage 3 learners are given the opportunity to secure the foundation of Performing Arts education and implement skills that are important for life long lessons. Key Stages 4 and 5 aim to allow learners to develop a deeper understanding of the Performing Arts; it’s culture, background and influences. These Key Stages also serve to promote leadership and independence that will support them to further their learning. The curriculum also provides students with an accurate knowledge of how the Performing Arts industry operates in today’s society. Additionally, the programme of study throughout the key stages places an emphasis on written expression and literacy, supporting students to write analytically about the Performing Arts, crafting critical responses and accurately employing subject related terminology. Both subjects promote an overall appreciation of the arts both inside and outside of the classroom developing discipline, control and focus allowing them to grow into well rounded adults.

Students are introduced to a range of opportunities to develop their expertise through extra-curricular activities including participating in the school musical, concerts and seasonal events within the local community allowing them to develop their professionalism within the Performing Arts sector as well as being encouraged to aspire to more by the welcoming of artistic events into the Deanery Theatre as well as taking them out to see professional Performing Arts in action.

This of blend of rigour in the academic programme as well as the opportunity for creative development the department develops the whole child and develops key skills for life - communication, exploration, discernment and perseverance.

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