Performing and Creative Arts

Drama

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Key stage 3 Curriculum

Year 7

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Introduction   to Drama Students   will learn all of the key skills needed to create a successful piece of drama
Script Students   will read and explore a script which is based around the theme of bullying   and school
Script Students   will read and explore a script which is based around the theme of bullying   and school
Roald Dahl Students will have fun   creating characters from some of Roald Dahl’s favourite books
Mime Students   will put their non-verbal communication skills to the test by creating mime   sequences

 

 

Year 8

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Description

Teenage   issues Students will explore the negative effects of smoking, drink driving, energy drinks and bullying
Mask Students   will get the opportunity to work with Professional Trestle Theatre Masks
Crime Students   will go into role as CSI officers and explore the reasons people commit   crimes
Physical   Theatre Students   will learn how to act through their bodies and movement
Hillsborough   Disaster Students   will learn about the disaster and learn how to empathise with real life   characters
Soap Opera Students   will get to act out their favourite television soaps

 

 

Year 9

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Silent   Movies Students   will explore famous silent movie actors such as Laurel and Hardy and Charlie   Chaplin
Genre Students   will be able to create performances from their favourite genre
Gun Crime Students   will learn the negative effects of guns and will use real-life stories as   inspiration
Fame Students can   act out their favourite reality television shows
Racism Students   will learn about racial segregation and how this still affects Britain today
Superb,   Spontaneous Scripts Students   will learn how to bring a script to life preparing them for Drama at key   stage 4

 

Key Stage 4 Curriculum

Year 10

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Description

Devising Students   will be given some stimulus and they will devise their own performance ready   to show to a live audience
Explorative   Strategies and Theatre Practitioners Students   will learn about different theatre practitioners within the performing   industry and create short performances within them styles
Terror   Events Students   will look at different events that have changed the world
Script Students will   explore and act out scenes from a comedy play
Unit 2 – workshop   preparation Students   will start to prepare for doing their first assessed units
Unit 2 –   workshop Students   will take part in their first assessed unit which is a 6 hour drama workshop

 

Year 11

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Description

Unit 2 –   written Students   will complete written work linked to the 6 hour drama workshop
Woman in   Black Students   will visit a theatre and see a production of Woman in Black
Unit 1 – Terror   Events Students   will take part in their second assessed unit which is a 6 hour workshop
Unit 1 –   written Students will   complete written work linked to the 6 hour drama workshop
Unit 3 Students   will work as a group to devise their own performance
Unit 3 Students   will perform their work to an examiner

Art and Design

Key Stage 3 Curriculum

Year 7 Curriculum
  • Formal elements and observed drawing
  • How the formal elements line tone and texture can communicate feelings and ideas
  • Use of found objects links to how objects can tell a story
  • Building confidence in own work
  • Literacy, poems, evaluating describing, use of subject terms and language
  • Use of materials and techniques
  • How artists use scale and viewpoints; looking through, in, above. Bugs eye view how things change as we grow
  • Wet and dry materials
  • Introduction to colour
  • Natural and man-made forms
  • Other cultures differences and similarities
  • Aboriginal art, maps, routes link back to story telling
  • Colour mixing choosing materials and techniques, team work skills
  • Surrealist environments
  • Independent research
  • Landscape, seascape objects, dreams, composition, scale
  • 3d landscapes
  • Making links with prior learning
Year 8 Curriculum
  • Local environment, community involvement
  • Working to a brief, research and planning.
  • Work of other artists from the locality , how artists make a living
  • Self-portraits  and masks
  • A moment in time, expression
  • Other artists work Munch, Picasso, Tracey Emin, Gabo
  • Material exploration, taking risks
  • Figurative and nonfigurative
  • Drawing from memory and observation
  • Taking 2 dimensional drawing in to 3 dimensional work
  • Oriental Treasures celebration
  • How artists are inspired by other cultures.
  • Formal elements
  • Developing own responses
  • Celebration of an Artist
  • Focus on research; selecting information, materials,  techniques
  • Making choices, sharing and presenting
Year 9 Curriculum
  • Environments
  • Trash and treasure, flotsam and jetsam
  •  Art from recycled materials
  • Personal response
  • Natural Form
  • How natural form inspires Art and Design
  • Looking at the work of others; Gaudi William Morris , Andy Goldsworthy
  • Use of materials and techniques
  • Formal elements
  • Making comparisons
  • Research for design
  • Evaluation of design process
  • Presentation techniques
  • Design and making; 2D and 3D
  • Sustaining an idea
  • Justifying and creating
  • Pop Art Youth culture
  • Use of digital Art
  • How artists sell to an audience
  • Personal likes
  • Using research to create a personal 2D response to Pop Art
  • 3D design and making  based on Pop Art and youth culture
  • Exploring scale
  • Other 3D artists  e.g. Gormley, Claus Oldenburg
  • Links to locality; Bottle of notes

Key stage 4 Curriculum

BTEC ART FIRST AWARD

YEAR 1

YEAR 2

UNIT 1 Introduction to specialist materialsPaint, batik, silk painting, felt making, ceramics, inks and moreTheme Vintage Travel.Links with Local businesses. UNIT 4 3D Visual StudiesMod roc, fabric manipulation, clay and recycled materials.Theme Gaudi and natural formLooking further afield
UNIT3 2D visual StudiesPencil, paint, ink, charcoal, collage and print to name but a fewTheme Local environmentsLinks with Local Galleries Unit 2 External set briefFinal project

Work of other Arts and crafts people and exhibiting work runs throughout

Dance

Key Concepts of Dance
  • Choreography
  • Performance
  • Appreciation

 

Key stage 3

 

Year 7

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Description

Introduction to Dance Students will learn all key skills   needed in choreography and apply these to their own group dance.
Action Poems Students will explore poetry as a stimulus for creating movement.
Machines Students will look at how parts of a   machine and how they move and will create movement to represent.
China Students will explore Chinese culture and Tai Chi.
Secret Agents Students will apply their   choreographic skills to the theme of Secret Agents.

 

Year 8

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Description

Rock ‘n’ Roll Students will experience Rock ‘n’ Roll   dance technique working predominately in pairs.
Introduction to Street Dance Students will have a practical   introduction to the different styles within street dance and the key concepts   within.
Props Students work with a variety of props   in choreography.
Contact Improvisation Students will begin to develop their   understating of contact work and learn basic counter balances and lifts.
Stomp Students will work with props to   create rhythms and movement s and develop into group pieces.
Capoeira Students will explore the Brazilian   dance/martial art (non-contact) of Capoeira.

 

Year 9

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Description

Street Dance Students will develop their prior   knowledge of street dance and learn more complex material and choreographic   processes.
War Students will use the idea of war as a   stimulus to create and develop dances.
Olympics Students will explore chance   techniques using the Olympics as a stimulus.
Swansong Students will look at the professional   work ‘Swansong’ and use the key concepts as a stimulus to create a group   piece.
Jazz Students will experience Jazz   technique and develop their performance skills.
Students will build on their prior experiences of contact work, look at a range of professional works and learn repertoire.

 

 

 

Key stage 4

BTEC Dance

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Description

Unit 1 –   Individual Showcase Students   will create solo choreographies for an audition scenario.
Unit 2 –   Preparation, Performance, Production Students   will develop a performance piece as a member of a dance company.
Unit 4 –   Dance Skills Students   will develop their performance skills in a variety of styles and contexts.

 

Photography

Key stage 4 Curriculum

Year 10

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Description

Development of skills. Students will be instructed in the basic use of digital cameras, equipment and Adobe   Photoshop software.
Exploring a theme. Students will learn how to explore a theme using lens based media and select and present their work in in the form of sketchbooks and portfolios of work.
History of photography. Students will look at the history of photography from its beginnings to the present   day.
Building a portfolio. Students will explore a range of projects linking to different photographic techniques, styles   and creative practitioners.  Contextual research will be used to further develop knowledge and skills.

Year 11

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Description

Developing a portfolio Students will develop work around internally set projects developed from personal   and/or given starting points.
Preparation for externally set assignment. Students will prepare for, and develop ideas to create work for an externally set   assignment.
Externally set assignment. Students will be required to create work independently working to the requirements of   the externally set assignment (10 hours).
Presentation/exhibition of work. Students will present their portfolios and final work.

Extra-curricular Enrichment

Enrichment Timetable

pca enrichment

Events

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Students from Drama Youth Theatre put on their most exciting production ever. There were oompa loompas, chocolate bars, sweets and the unforgettable Mr Wonka.

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GCSE Drama Performances

Students invited their parents and teachers to come and see what they have to do for their GCSE Drama exam.  The students worked hard to devise their own performances about real and sensitive issues.  Some chose to focus on the 9/11 attacks, some on the stigma attached to mental health and some on the Winterbourne View Carehome scandal which saw the mistreatment of so many.

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The Witches
Students put their bald caps and wigs on to bring us a performance of Roald Dahls the witches. There were mice, special potions and the Grand High Witch herself!
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The Tempest
The drama youth theatre had the fantastic opportunity to be involved in the Shakespeare Schools Festival. They had to go to technical rehearsals and learn how to bring Shakespeare to the stage.  They then had the fantastic opportunity of performing the Tempest at the Middlesbrough Little Theatre to a real paying audience.
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Keep the Change
Students decided to set up a restaurant and invited the audience to be a part of that. They were flirty French waiters, crusty baguettes and an Heimlich manoeuvre!
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Do you want a biscuit with that?
Freebrough’s first drama youth theatre production, based around our favourite drink; tea!
Do you want a biscuit with that