Curriculum - Performing Arts

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Performing Arts

The world of theatre can enrich, engage and ignite students’ creativity. At Irlam & Cadishead College we deliver Drama lessons that cover a range of topics such as Soap Operas, Greek Theatre and Hate Crime. Each year students will study a topic based scheme, a scripted project, a devised task and a performing task. These link directly to the skills need to BTEC Drama. Students have the opportunity to create, explore, rehearse and perform from a range of theatre skills.

KS3 Curriculum Overview

In addition to Drama curriculum lessons the department also offer two lunch time Drama clubs, Stretch sessions, Whole College production and a yearly talent show.

Dance: Students can attend a weekly Dance club after school as well as auditioning for the gifted and talented Dance company ‘Gravitate’. This club performs regularly.

Music: MAPAS offer private instrumental lessons to students in a variety of instruments. Choir club runs once a week and performs regularly at school events.

KS4 BTEC TECH Award in Performing Arts

Students can choose to specialise in either Drama or Dance

Assessment

  • 60% Internally Assessed Performances and Written Log Books.
  • 40% Externally Assessed Performance and Coursework Exam.

Component 1: Exploring the Performing Arts

  • Weighting: 30% Internally Assessed

Component 2: Developing Skills and techniques in the Performing Art

  • Weighting: 30% Internally Assessed

Component 3: Performing Arts. Large Performance project and course work

  • Weighting: 40% Externally Assessed

Component 1: Exploring the Performing Arts

  • Learning Aim A – Examine professional practitioners’ performance work
  • Learning Aim B – Explore the interrelationships between constituent features of existing performance material

Component 2: Developing Skills and techniques in the Performing Arts

  • Learning Aim A – Develop skills and techniques for performance
  • Learning aim B – Apply skills and techniques in rehearsal and performance
  • Learning Aim C -Review own development and performance

Component 3: Performing to a Brief

  • Learning Aim A1 – Understand how to respond to a brief
  • Learning aim A2 –  Select and develop skills and techniques to a brief
  • Learning Aim A3 –Apply skills and techniques in response to a brief
  • Learning Aim A4 – Evaluate the development process and outcome in response to a brief