Do you love and enjoy music?
Do you love and enjoy singing?
Or is acting your thing?
Maybe dancing is your passion.
Maybe you don’t want to be on stage but want to work behind the scenes. In lighting, sound design, make up, costume? Maybe you would love to work in set design.
If any of the above apply to you, consider choosing Performing Arts as an option!
Students in year 7 study Performing Arts as part of project based learning.
In year 8 & 9, students take part in the Arts Award. This award introduces students to different art forms they ordinarily wouldn’t take part in. They work in a small group in developing performance, they develop key life skills such as listening, speaking & decision making, they learn about performing artists around the world that they will be influenced by and they watch live theatre. In year 8, students take part in the Bronze and year 9, Silver. The silver is equivalent to half a GCSE. Students will learn drama, dance, music, media and film and the Arts Award is the perfect stepping stone for those students wanting to take any of those subjects in year 10.
BTEC Performing Arts offers students the opportunity to explore, create and develop their performance style in a supportive and encouraging environment. The course is centred around performing and all students are actively encouraged to be a part of performance regularly.
The course has three units: responding to a stimulus; a creation and development of an original performance and finally, a performance from an established piece of theatre. We watch live theatre regularly and we work with a vast amount of industry professionals.
Whilst the course is the perfect grounding for studying BTEC Performing Arts level 3, taking this subject can help support and prepare for a wider range of careers such as actor, director, teacher, lawyer and doctor to name a few.
For more information about this course, please take a look at our Year 9 Options Booklet.