PERFORMING

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Performing Arts
The main aims of the Performing Arts Department at Bay are to develop individuality, encourage creativity, and inspire pupils to think and express themselves with flair and confidence.

 In drama, pupils are given opportunities through practical role-play and written drama activities to experience the world around them and begin to appreciate situations from more than one perspective. Through drama, we encourage pupils to question and challenge their perception of the world in which they live, and promote tolerance and understanding.

In music, pupils are given opportunities through practical work to develop their keyboard, vocal and ukulele skills and to compose and perform in a range of styles of music.

In dance, pupils explore a range of professional works, world dance such as Bollywood and dance genres ranging from street dance to lindy hop.

Curriculum Overview: Performing Arts

 

Year 7 Year 8 Year 9
  • Drama

    • Introduction to drama techniques
    • Mini Scripts
    • Romeo and Juliet

    Dance

    • Contemporary dance
    • West Side Story

    Bollywood

Drama

  • Sherlock Holmes script work
  • Improvisation
  • Musical Theatre

Dance

  • Jazz Dance
  • Swansong
  • Lindy Hop

 

  • Component 1: Exploring the Performing Arts (Internally Assessed)
  • Component 2: Developing Skills and Techniques in the Performing Arts (Internally Assessed)

Year 10 (BTEC Level 1/Level 2 Tech Award in Performing Arts)

Year 11

Component 1: Exploring the Performing Arts (Internally Assessed)

Component 2: Developing Skills and Techniques in the Performing Arts (Internally Assessed)

  • Component 3: Performing to a Brief (Externally Assessed)
    • Use the brief and previous learnings to come up with ideas
    • Build on skills in classes, workshops and rehearsals
    • Review the process using an ideas and skills log
    • Perform a piece to their chosen audience

Reflect on their performance in an evaluation report

 

Assessment

Internal assessments take place every half-term.

KS4 Exam Board Specification:

Dance: BTEC Level 1/Level 2 Tech Award in Performing Arts

Enrichment Offer

The Performing Arts Department at Bay organises theatre trips, visits from professional performers, school productions and showcases including:

  • Assembly performances
  • Seasonal productions
  • Open evenings
  • Talent shows
  • Visits to colleges and universities to work with students and practitioners

Useful Resources and Revision Support

BTEC Level 1/Level 2 Tech Award in Performing Arts