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Performing Arts

Subject Area: Performing Arts

Postholders

Subject Team Leader: R Newman

 

Key information about subject:

In Years 7, 8 and 9 all students will participate in Dance, Drama and Music lesson. With a focus on creating performance Art in groups to develop their interpretive and creative skills.
At KS4 students can opt to complete a BTEC in Performing Arts choosing between the following Pathways Dance, Drama and Music.

BTEC allows us to teaching inspiring and engaging curriculum that really centres around vocational training. Therefore students works as they would do if they working in the professional world of the Performing Arts.

Curriculum work is also supported by a wide range of extracurricular activities and performance opportunities.

At Lyndon School we pride ourselves on our live shows. High quality performance, in a professional setting and everyone supporting each other. It really is a team effort involving students and staff. We have our annual fixtures in the calendar – such as Christmas at Lyndon & the Summer Arts Festival – as well as special showcase evenings such as Lyndon’s Got Talent. If you would like to see some examples of the brilliant work our students produce , take a look at our YouTube channel www.youtube.com/lyndonswitch and click on the ‘School Shows & Productions’ playlist. We look forward to seeing you in person at one of the live shows in the future! ~ The Performing Arts Team

 

Useful websites (any websites which might be useful for staff or students)

National theatre

https://www.nationaltheatre.org.uk

BBC bitesize

https://www.bbc.com/education/subjects/zmsvr82

https://www.bbc.com/education/subjects/zf4w6sg

Rambert Dance company

CBSO

https://cbso.co.uk/education/secondary-schools

Curriculum outline

Key Stage 3

Year group Term Content Assessment
    Dance  
7 Autumn 1 Baseline Assessment  
Autumn 2 Introduction to Dance All students will be assessed across 3 areas. Their contribution to the rehearsal process, the skills and techniques they applied to their performance and their evaluation of the project. 
Spring 1 Refugees  
Spring 2 Refugees All students will be assessed across 3 areas. Their contribution to the rehearsal process, the skills and techniques they applied to their performance and their evaluation of the project. 
Summer 1 Haka  
Summer 2 Musicals All students will be assessed across 3 areas. Their contribution to the rehearsal process, the skills and techniques they applied to their performance and their evaluation of the project. 
8 Autumn 1 Street Dance All students will be assessed across 3 areas. Their contribution to the rehearsal process, the skills and techniques they applied to their performance and their evaluation of the project. 
Autumn 2 Physical Theatre All students will be assessed across 3 areas. Their contribution to the rehearsal process, the skills and techniques they applied to their performance and their evaluation of the project. 
Spring 1 Street-omedy All students will be assessed across 3 areas. Their contribution to the rehearsal process, the skills and techniques they applied to their performance and their evaluation of the project. 
Spring 2    
Summer 1    
Summer 2    
9 Autumn 1 Contemporary Technique All students will be assessed across 3 areas. Their contribution to the rehearsal process, the skills and techniques they applied to their performance and their evaluation of the project. 
Autumn 2 Contact Dance  
Spring 1 Contact Dance All students will be assessed across 3 areas. Their contribution to the rehearsal process, the skills and techniques they applied to their performance and their evaluation of the project. 
Spring 2 Dance on Film  
Summer 1 Dance on Film All students will be assessed across 3 areas. Their contribution to the rehearsal process, the skills and techniques they applied to their performance and their evaluation of the project. 
Summer 2    

 

Year group Term Content Assessment
    Drama  
7 Autumn 1 Baseline Assessment All students will be assessed across 3 areas. Their contribution to the rehearsal process, the skills and techniques they applied to their performance and their evaluation of the project. 
Autumn 2 Dark wood Manor All students will be assessed across 3 areas. Their contribution to the rehearsal process, the skills and techniques they applied to their performance and their evaluation of the project. 
Spring 1 Physical Theatre  
Spring 2 Silent Movies All students will be assessed across 3 areas. Their contribution to the rehearsal process, the skills and techniques they applied to their performance and their evaluation of the project. 
Summer 1 Scripted Drama  
Summer 2 Scripted Drama All students will be assessed across 3 areas. Their contribution to the rehearsal process, the skills and techniques they applied to their performance and their evaluation of the project. 
8 Autumn 1 Theatre in Education  
Autumn 2 Commedia Del’Arte All students will be assessed across 3 areas. Their contribution to the rehearsal process, the skills and techniques they applied to their performance and their evaluation of the project. 
Spring 1 Scripted  
Spring 2 Scripted All students will be assessed across 3 areas. Their contribution to the rehearsal process, the skills and techniques they applied to their performance and their evaluation of the project. 
Summer 1 Physical Theatre  
Summer 2 Greek Theatre All students will be assessed across 3 areas. Their contribution to the rehearsal process, the skills and techniques they applied to their performance and their evaluation of the project. 
9 Autumn 1 Performance Styles  
Autumn 2 Performance Styles All students will be assessed across 3 areas. Their contribution to the rehearsal process, the skills and techniques they applied to their performance and their evaluation of the project. 
Spring 1 Scripted Drama  
Spring 2 Scripted Drama All students will be assessed across 3 areas. Their contribution to the rehearsal process, the skills and techniques they applied to their performance and their evaluation of the project. 
Summer 1    
Summer 2    

 

Year group Term Content Assessment
    Music  
7 Autumn 1 Baseline assessment Written test on the elements of music.
Autumn 2 Elements of Music All students will be assessed across 3 areas. Their contribution to the rehearsal process, the skills and techniques they applied to their performance and their evaluation of the project. 
Spring 1 Instruments of the orchestra  
Spring 2 Instruments of the orchestra All students will be assessed across 3 areas. Their contribution to the rehearsal process, the skills and techniques they applied to their performance and their evaluation of the project. 
Summer 1 Ukulele/piano  
Summer 2 Ukulele/ piano All students will be assessed across 3 areas. Their contribution to the rehearsal process, the skills and techniques they applied to their performance and their evaluation of the project. 
8 Autumn 1 Blues  
Autumn 2 Blues All students will be assessed across 3 areas. Their contribution to the rehearsal process, the skills and techniques they applied to their performance and their evaluation of the project. 
Spring 1 Minimalism  
Spring 2 Minimalism All students will be assessed across 3 areas. Their contribution to the rehearsal process, the skills and techniques they applied to their performance and their evaluation of the project. 
Summer 1 Reggae  
Summer 2 Reggae All students will be assessed across 3 areas. Their contribution to the rehearsal process, the skills and techniques they applied to their performance and their evaluation of the project. 
9 Autumn 1 Bans Skills  
Autumn 2 Band Skills All students will be assessed across 3 areas. Their contribution to the rehearsal process, the skills and techniques they applied to their performance and their evaluation of the project. 
Spring 1 Stand by me All students will be assessed across 3 areas. Their contribution to the rehearsal process, the skills and techniques they applied to their performance and their evaluation of the project. 
Spring 2 Stand by me  
Summer 1 Hooks and Riffs  
Summer 2 Hooks and Riffs  

 

 

Key Stage 4

Dance and Drama

Year group Content Assessment Examination board
10 Developing skills and techniques in performance.

Exploring the Performing Arts industry 

2 internally assessed units based on class work and course work completed. Edexcel, BTEC TECH Awards in Performing Arts
11 Performing to a brief. And externally set and marked piece of course work which included practical performances. 1 externally assessed piece of coursework that is sent off to be marked. Edexcel, BTEC TECH Awards in Performing Arts

 

Music

Year group Content Assessment Examination board
10  Introduction to Music Performance.

Preparation and completion of the exam unit, the Music Industry.

1 Internally assessed unit.

1 externally marked exam.

Edexcel, BTEC First award in Music 
11 Introduction to music sequencing.

Managing a music product.

2internally assessed units and resist external exam if necessary. Edexcel, BTEC First award in Music

 

Potential future career pathways in subject area

  • Choreographer
  • Director
  • Composer
  • Actor
  • Dancer
  • Lighting Designer
  • Set Designer
  • Stage Management
  • Production Crew Member
  • Company Managing/Administration
  • Physical Therapist
  • Writers and arts Journalist
  • Audio-visual technician
  • Broadcast engineer
  • Musical therapist
  • Box Office Manager
  • Prop maker
  • Set designer
  • Singing teacher
  • Social media manager
  • Talent Scout
  • Accompanist
  • Producer
  • Community arts worker.
  • Radio presenter