Performing Arts Department
Head of Department: Miss K. Newton
In Years 7 and 8 students to develop the ability to communicate and work together. Body language and vocal skills are developed through a range of dramatic techniques; spontaneous improvisations, devised pieces, role play and script work are all used as a basis to develop performance and communication skills. Starting from Year 9 and until Year 11 students are introduced to the dynamic and varied BTEC in Performing Arts – Acting. It is an exciting practical curriculum that develops the basic skills necessary for a wide range of performance and acting disciplines. The BTEC is designed for those who are interested in developing their knowledge and understanding of theatre. The curriculum concentrates particularly on the practical skills needed to produce quality performance. Topics studied include: improvisation, devising skills, voice and movement work, devising drama, developing vocal and movement skills, physical theatre, verbatim theatre, developing realistic and believable characters, performing scripted plays.