Performing Arts 

The Performing Arts Curriculum at SPA -Our Aims and Purpose

Aims

In Performing Arts we aim to build an inclusive environment which helps students acquire an important sense of belonging as well as building the self-confidence they need to do well in life. We help to foster a positive attitude by helping students to develop a wide range of qualities such as cooperation , enthusiasm, passion, inspiration, tenacity and ambition. 

Learners will be exposed to a wide range of theatre styles and genres and will apply the skills learnt to their own performance work. By encouraging a study of various drama forms, we aim to provide our learners with the tools needed to pursue higher education or employment in the world of Performing Arts.


 

To acquire technical skills through a vocational context by studying the three disciplines of Acting, Dance or Musical theatre. 

 

To develop sector specific knowledge and skills through a practical and vocational learning environment.

 

To develop the key skills that prove learners’ aptitude in performing arts, such as reproducing repertoire or responding to a  stimulus.

 

To gain an understanding of the processes that underpin effective ways of working in the performing arts, such as development of ideas , rehearsal and performance.

 

To gain an awareness of the attitudes that are considered most important in the performing arts, including personal management and communication

 

To acquire the knowledge that underpins the effective use of skills, processes and attitudes in the sector, such as roles, responsibilities, performance disciplines and styles.   


 

To enhance proficiency in the use of English:

 

Throughout the study of Drama and Performing Arts, a development of the skills and use of English, particularly through Evaluation and Reviewing and setting of targets will take place. The key technical vocabulary will also be taught through the Units and Components of Study.


 

To promote aspiration to pursue careers working in the world of Performing Arts:

 

To discover the possibilities in terms of careers and futures within the Performing Arts Sector and to encourage aspiration to pursue such careers. We address numerous careers through our Future You Programme presenting to students careers both on and off the stage. 

To promote the exploration of extraordinary genres, theatre styles or Icons that may be ‘out of the ordinary’ in the performing arts world and that may not be addressed through a Drama curriculum ordinarily. 


 

To inspire interest and confidence to tackle high challenge work:

To promote the completion of challenging work, fostering behaviours that attempt to extend and  

 apply Dramatic techniques and skills beyond the standard level of study. 

Performing Arts Curriculum Snapshots

Year 9
Year 11