Performing Arts Overview
The Performing Arts curriculum at Trentham Academy offers a broad, coherent and rigorous course of study which inspires creativity in students. There are three main areas which students will focus upon:
Each of these elements is taught throughout all schemes of work, independently and in combination to develop a well-rounded Performing Arts practitioner.
Students create and devise a series of tasks that are improvisations. Students are given a range of stimuli material to base their work on. Students work on a range of performances that include TV Advertising and Soap Opera scenes. Students then rehearse their work based on examples given by the teacher. Students go on to study/investigate a short section of a text from a musical or play. They perform sections of the piece in small groups. Characters are developed through the use of Hot Seating and there are further improvisation on the text stimulus looking at pre-text and post-text. Whilst in role, students will deepen the understanding of a character and the situation.
Performing Arts provides opportunities for students to make and understand the subject as a practical art form in which ideas and meaning are communicated to an audience through choices of form, style and convention.
Students will learn about performance skills and how to build upon those skills and present them effectively. They will also develop devising skills by using their own creativity to produce unique performance pieces and finally students will build upon evaluation and appreciation skills by looking at a variety of different practitioners and performance styles.
In addition, students will be offered an array of enrichment activities alongside showcasing musical and theatrical performances.
Where can Performing Arts take me?
Performing Arts Department
Miss K James
Miss N Jackson
Mrs J Shaw