Performing Arts

Our performing arts curriculum strives to make every child have an appreciation for the performing arts by inclusion, passion and opportunity. Our curriculum is dedicated to ensuring pupils’ develop socially, emotionally and skillfully in drama through both independent work and ensemble skills.

Head of Faculty

Mrs K. Slater (k.slater@temac.co.uk)


Subject Hours per Week (KS3) Hours per Week (KS4) Exam Specification
Performing Arts 1 Option subject: 3 RSL Level 2 Certificate in Creative & Performing Arts (Acting) – (60176805)
RSL Level 2 Certificate in Creative & Performing Arts (Dance) – (60176805)
Level 1/Level 2 Tech Award in Performing Arts (60304066) – Year 10’s only
Music 1 Option subject: 3 RSL Level 2 Certificate in Performance for Music Practitioners (Performing) – (60333030)
RSL Level 2 Certificate in Technology for Music Practitioners (Technology & Composition) – (60333042)
Level 1/Level 2 Tech Award Music Practice (60329737) – Year 10’s only

In years 7, 8 and 9 pupils cover a range of skills and techniques that will prepare them for further study at GCSE and a future career in the performing arts. Our KS3 curriculum allows students to perform, review and evaluate drama across a range of historical periods, genres and styles. Our curriculum also ensures that students will have a better understanding, through the process of drama, of different social issues, relationships, cultures and historically significant moments.

The KS4 curriculum builds on skills developed at KS3 and introduces students to a more vocational industry specific way of creating theatre. Students have the opportunity to specialise at KS4 where there can focus on either dance, drama or design.

Students will also work towards responding to a professional commercial music brief.


Music

Our music curriculum strives to make every child have an appreciation for music by inclusion, passion and opportunity. Our curriculum is dedicated to ensuring pupils’ develop socially, emotionally and skillfully in music through both independent work and ensemble skills.

In years 7, 8 and 9 pupils’ cover a range of skills and techniques that are essential for young musicians and will also prepare them for further study at GCSE. Our KS3 curriculum allows students to perform, listen to, review and evaluate music across a range of historical periods, genres and styles.

The KS4 curriculum builds on skills developed at KS3 and introduces students to a more vocational industry specific way of composing music. In year 10 and 11 students have the opportunity to attend workshops that explore genre and technique that can be used within their performances and compositions. Students will also work towards responding to a professional commercial music brief.

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