Areas of Study

Autumn Term Spring Term Summer Term
Year 10

(AQA)

 

 

Dance

Drama

Singing

Technical skills

Portfolio

 

 Dance

Drama

Singing

Technical skills

Portfolio

Skills development

 

Portfolio

Year 11

(VCert)

 

 

Preparation for Unit 2 and moderation.

 

 Portfolio   completion.

Assessment

In Year 10, students will be assessed using the AQA Performing Arts level 2 technical award criteria. In Year 11, students will be assessed using the VCerts Performance skills level 2 criteria. Both these courses include workshops in all disciplines of the Performing Arts, as well as portfolio and theory lessons. Evidence of progress throughout each year will be in students’ workbooks as well as practical evidence that will be uploaded to portfolios on Firefly.

Firefly/Extended Learning

Online portfolios will be implemented to evidence practical progress. Students can upload videos for evidence and self/peer assessment. Students have access to a wide variety of enrichment activities to extend their learning. Regular shows and concerts are held for students to showcase their talents in all areas of the Performing Arts.

Links to useful resources/ exam specifications

http://www.aqa.org.uk

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/qualification-search/product-details/arts

Extra –curricular activities

There are a number of extra-curricular activities within the Performing Arts department. All activities will be displayed within the department and on the website each term.

School productions/concerts take place every term.