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Performing Arts

Meet the Performing Arts Team

Photograph of Mr. Hughes, Miss. Pointing, and Ms. Bennett

Miss Pointing (Head of Performing Arts), Ms Bennett (Head of Music) and Mr Hughes

Drama

Why study Drama?

The benefits of drama 

  • Drama builds confidence. ...
  • Drama helps concentration. ...
  • Drama helps develop language and communication skills. ...
  • Drama encourages children to cooperate. ...
  • Drama supports numeracy skills. ...
  • Drama helps children to understand the world around them. ...
  • Drama develops emotional intelligence. ...
  • Drama assists physical development.

 

Key Stage 3 Information:

Term 1 

Term 2 

Term 3 

Term 4 

Term 5 

Term 6 

Additional Learning Opportunities 

 

Introduction to Drama skills 

 

 

 

 

Haunted House Project 

Improvisation 

 

A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare 

 

Project Continued 

 

Bullying project 

 

Issue based drama 

 

School Production 

Winter Concert 

Seahaven’s Got Stars 

 

 

Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare 

 

 

 

Project Continued 

 

Homelessness and Issue based drama 

 

Project Continued 

 

Commedia dell’arte and mask Project 

 

Project Continued 

 

School Production 

Winter Concert 

Seahaven’s Got Stars 

 

 

Gangs  

 

 

Project Continued 

 

Macbeth by William Shakespeare 

 

Project Continued 

 

Devised drama 

 

Project Continued 

School Production 

Winter Concert 

Seahaven’s Got Stars 

SHOWCASE 

 

Enrichment to the curriculum:

School Production                                                   Glyndebourne opera trip

Winter Concert                                                         Theatre visits

Drama Club                                                                Box Clever Theatre –Performance at school

Musical lunchtime                                                   Showcase performances

Seahaven’s Got Stars                                                Assemblies

 

Link to activities:

Drama - Mime

 

5 Frequently Asked Questions: 

  1. How many hours of drama do we have over the two week timetable?
    Two hours a fortnight
  2. Can Year 7 be involved in the School Production?
    Yes, any year group can be involved in the production
  3. Is drama mainly practical in Year 7 or do we have written work?
    It is mainly practical but there is a workbook that is kept through Year 7 to understand skills that have been used
  4. Can I do lighting or stage management for the school production instead of acting?
    Yes, there will be opportunities to be involved in the technical side of theatre
  5. Can I study drama at GCSE in the future?
    Yes, we offer drama at GCSE in Year 10

 

Music

Why study Music?

  • Musical training helps develop language, reasoning and numerical skills.
  • Learning to play an instrument helps to develop the memory and hand-eye coordination
  • Students develop the skills to work effectively both independently and as part of a team. They learn to take risks, to improve and perform their work with increasing confidence.
  • Music develops discipline, creativity and encourages thinking outside the box.
  • Music is fun! It provides students with a sense of achievement and can help them stay engaged in school.

 

Key Stage 3 Curriculum Information:

Year 7: Exploration 

  • To establish existing skills 
  • To correct mistakes from primary schools 
  • To develop skills 
  • To cement the basics including knowledge and instrumental/keyboard skills 

Year 8: Skills Development 

  • Development of skills and knowledge learned in year 7 
  • Development of skills in a second instrument 
  • Development of ensemble skills 

Year 9: Mastery 

  • Focus on instrument of choice 
  • Focus on popular forms of music 
  • More focused development of ICT skills 
  • Preparation for potential option choice 

 

Enrichment to the curriculum:

  • Winter Concert 
  • Btec concert 
  • Seahaven’s Got Stars 
  • School production 
  • Encouragement of group music making – singing /instrumental 
  • Open House at lunch time 

Link to activities:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zsXOehynKJ8
 

5 Frequently Asked Questions: 

  1. How many hours of music do they have a week?
    Students in years 7,8 & 9 receive 2 hours music a fortnight
  1. Can they learn to play instruments at school?
    Yes. Peripatetic teachers from the East Sussex Music Service come in to teach.
  1. Do they need to bring in their own instruments to school?
    No. We have a very well-resourced department with instruments and practice rooms that the students can use by arrangement.
  1. Do you run any extracurricular activities?
    Yes - there is a singing group and different instrumental groups that run throughout the year. We work closely with the drama department and put on an annual school production. There are plenty of opportunities for students to nurture and showcase their talents.
  1. Are students able to take music as an option subject?
    Yes. Students follow the BTEC music course which has a strong practical element and provides a great framework for ongoing musical development.

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