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Performing Arts

Introduction

Ken Stimpson Community School offers three core subjects under the umbrella of Performing Arts. Music, Dance and Drama are offered on a carasol in Years 7 and 8. Music and Drama are offered from Year 9 as vocational courses, level 2 RSL qualifications in acting and music performance. Level 3 is offered in acting in Year 12. GCSE Dance is offered in Year 9.

Instrumental lessons are offered in guitar, drumming, vocals, keyboard, piano, woodwind and the flute.

With state of the art, custom built facilities, the Performing Arts faculty can offer students an outstanding learning environment. This enables them to explore their creative abilities and excel within their chosen subjects.

Our facilities include:

  • 2 Dance studios
  • 2 Drama studios
  • A Music room
  • Practice rooms
  • A recording studio
  • A large performance area with state of the art audio visual equipment.

In music, we have a wide range of tuned and un-tuned percussion instruments for classroom work as well as modern electronic keyboards. The mix of these instruments enables us to explore and compose in a wide range of genres.

Mrs Purdy
Head of Faculty
Year 7

Topic

Half term

Assessment

Ukeleles + Class Singing

Music - Unit 1 (6 weeks)

Skills based practical assessments at end of unit.

Mime

Drama - Unit 1 (6 weeks)

Skills based practical assessment at end of unit.

Theme and Variation using Keyboards  + Class Singing

Music - Unit 2 (6 weeks)

Technology based and Skills based practical assessments at end of term.

Social Media

Drama - Unit 2 (6 weeks)

Skills based practical assessment at end of unit.

Dance Composition

Dance Unit 1 (6 weeks)

Choreography, looking at dance actions, dynamics, space and relationships. Group assessment

Ghost Dances

Dance Unit 2 (6 weeks)

Looking at a professional work and expression, group and solo assessment.

Scene from ‘High School Musical’

Combined Performing Arts Unit
(3 weeks)

Performance Assessment at end of Unit

Year 8

Topic

 

Assessment

Music Around the World, the Pentatonic Scale + Class Singing

Music - Unit 1 (6 weeks)

Skills based practical assessment at end of term.

Stage Combat

Drama - Unit 1 (6 weeks)

Skills based practical assessment at end of term.

Film Music – Pt.1 (Performing Film Music) + Class Singing

Music - Unit 2 (6 weeks)

Skills based practical and written assessment at end of term.

Devised Performance

Drama - Unit 2 (6 weeks)

Skills based practical and written assessment at end of term.

Scene from ‘Grease’

Combined Performing Arts Unit
(3 weeks)

Performance Assessment at end of Unit.

Dance Styles Capoeira

Dance - Unit 2 (6 weeks)

Partner work skills based assessment.

Contact work

Dance - Unit 2 (6 weeks)

Skills based assessment at the end of term.

Ken Stimpson Community School
Staniland Way
Werrington
PE4 6JT (Sat Nav users: PE4 6WR)