Music & Performing Arts
KEY STAGE 3
Students will learn about, and put into practice: fundamentals of music, cultural capital, music festivals, music technology, musical literacy stories, keyboard work, composing, Hip Hop and Rap, Ukulele work, rock band and a range of listening tasks.
Students will learn about, and put into practice: fundamentals of music, musical literacy, keyboard skills, orchestra, binary, ternary and rondo, the Beatles, Italian terms, composers, range of listening tasks, music from different countries, drama and ukulele.
Students will learn about, and put into practice: fundamentals of music, DADI-OSSI, musical literacy, keyboard work, creative musicians, parody, war music, and promoting a concert.
KEY STAGE 4
The current Performing Arts qualification is a Technical Award designed with both practical and theoretical elements, which will prepare students for further qualifications in performing arts, drama, dance, music, media studies, film studies and art and design. The course develops a variety of transferable skills including self-appraisal, evaluation, teamwork, leadership, research, presentation, communication and problem solving. Literacy and numeracy skills will be developed in addition to an increased awareness of the positive effects of performing and production. This qualification counts as equivalent to one GCSE.
CURRICULUM TIME (per week)
KS3: 1 hour
KS4: 4 hours (Y9), 2 hours (Y10), 3 hours (Y11)/week
Unit 1: (30%) Unlocking Creativity (internally assessed)
This unit assesses the theoretical content of the learner's chosen discipline (performance or production). Learners will demonstrate core knowledge and understanding of the following:
- Idea development
- Planning and budgeting
- Presentation (skills and content)
- Transferable skill of communication
Unit 2: (30%) The Production/Performance (internally assessed)
This unit provides the opportunity for learners to be assessed on the theoretical content of a holistic production or performance, both as an individual and as a member of a group.
- A key performance or production role in a performance based on one of five briefs
- Transferable skill of teamwork
Unit 3: (40%) Written exam - 1.5 hours (Multiple choice, short answer and extended response type questions - Roles and responsibilities within the performing arts industry, the role of performing arts in society, approaches to rehearsal, working as a deviser/performer/director, marketing and public relations, health and safety, design and technical elements, reviewing performance and theatre/film in education).
HEAD OF DEPARTMENT: Mrs. K. Hinton