Within the Performance Faculty, our intent is to engage and inspire all students to perform and hone their skills to a professional standard.
Our aim is for them to enjoy their learning with others in order to perform, believe and achieve both in and out of the classroom.
The topics studied allow students to explore and engage with a wide range of social, moral, spiritual and cultural experiences in a safe and supportive learning environment. From Year 7 right through to Sixth Form, students will start to explore skills, from confidence and self-presentation to time management and organisational skills. They will develop the ability to move beyond boundaries and experiment with different ideas and skills. They will learn to cope with constructive criticism and learn from it, which is transferable across the whole school curriculum.
Students have the opportunity to continue their development of the arts with a vast array of extra-curricular opportunities throughout the year. Every lesson gives students the opportunity to be creative and imaginative and to challenge themselves - both as a performer and a South Craven Learner.
Within Dance / Performing Arts lessons students can bring black leggings / shorts or wear their PE kit to move freely in. Students are also required to wear either white indoor trainers, dance shoes or have bare feet. Students cannot dance in socks or tights.
What will I study?
Basic acting skills
Challenge of character
Basic dance skills
Dance around the world
As well as Drama, Dance and Music, there will also be a cross-curricular Performing Arts project in Year 8.
Theatre in education
Myths and storytelling
Dancing through the decades
Rock Challenge competition
Introduction to musical theatre dance
Blues, soul funk and reggae
Advanced songwriting and sequencing
Developing drama skills
Practitioners' working methods and styles
Devised and scripted work
Developing dance skills
Choreographers' working methods and styles
Dance genres e.g. jazz, contemporary and urban
Technical and interpretive skills
Dance technique workshops
Laying the groundwork for BTEC Level 2 Music
Individual and ensemble instrumental skills
Using and recording in a studio
Acting, dance and singing skills
Different styles of musicals
Film and Production
Directors and styles
Production and film techniques
Years 10 & 11
Component 1: Exploring the Performing Arts (Job roles, performance and production elements)
What career could I have with a qualification in Performing Arts?
What can I study with a Performing Arts qualification?
Courses you could study at university include:
Drama and Theatre Studies
Photography and Film
What career could I have with a Performing Arts qualification?
Careers which require a Performing Arts qualification include:
Community Arts Worker
Within each of the spaces we have a career noticeboard specific to different areas of the arts.
Please visit our Wall of Fame outside the Fells Theatre to see pathways our ex-students have taken.
When the school has to close during term time or when we have students who have ‘enforced absences’ (for example who are shielding or self-isolating during the COVID-19 pandemic), we provide work to ensure that learning continues.
While at home you will be set work in line with your normal timetable in school.
Please check the Google Classroom for your class and access learning materials and complete any work that has been posted there. If there is no specific work for you there, then you should access the work linked below during your lessons, while at home.