Learning & Teaching
Performing Arts

Students engage in weekly one-hour Performing Arts sessions.

The Performing Arts encompasses a number of Arts:

  • Music
  • Drama
  • Dance

Through developing these artistic forms, students are given opportunities to be creative, reflective and confident artists.

Aims

The Performing Arts curriculum aims to develop students’:

  • confidence to be creative, innovative, thoughtful, skilful and informed musicians
  • skills to listen, improvise, compose, interpret, perform, and respond to music with intent and purpose
  • aesthetic knowledge and respect for music and music practices across global communities, cultures and musical traditions
  • understanding of music as an aural art form, its relationship with other arts forms and contributions to cultures and societies
  • confidence and self-esteem to explore, depict and celebrate human experience, take risks and challenge their own creativity through drama
  • knowledge and understanding in controlling, applying and analysing the elements, skills, processes, forms, styles and techniques of drama to engage audiences and create meaning
  • sense of curiosity, aesthetic knowledge, enjoyment and achievement through exploring and playing roles, and imagining situations, actions and ideas as drama makers and audiences
  • knowledge and understanding of traditional and contemporary drama as critical and active participants and audiences
  • body awareness and technical and expressive skills to communicate through movement confidently, creatively and intelligently
  • choreographic and performance skills and appreciation of their own and others’ dances
  • aesthetic, artistic and cultural understandings of dance in past and contemporary context sits relationship with other arts forms and contributions to cultures and societies
  • respect for and knowledge of the diverse purposes, traditions, histories and cultures of dance by making and responding as active participants and informed audiences.