Drama and Dance
As part of the Performing Arts department, both Drama and Dance allow students to not only express themselves in physical terms, but also to work together on collaborative projects. This teaches them the skills and benefits of negotiation and cooperation, as well as allowing them to express themselves physically and vocally. Few art forms can be said to be more truly collaborative. The curriculum allows students to develop the disciplines, skills and understanding required to create, rehearse, perform and thus communicate effectively.
Dance is a creative physical activity that links art and sport. It stretches both imagination and bodies, contributing to the health of students who take the subject. Among young people, it is the most popular physical activity after football. It is used in advertising, television, film and fashion to signify energy and aspiration.
As forms of communication, Dance and Drama allow students to communicate and understand others in new ways, but also provide training in practical aspects of communication. Students are less likely to have difficulty with public speaking and will learn to be persuasive in their communications, both written and oral.
In addition to clubs, there are various trips and events outside of school. Both Drama and Dance have been represented around Lincolnshire in artistic events in places such as Lincoln Castle, the Epic Centre as well as places further afield, including London. Dance has enjoyed spectacular success by taking part in the national ‘Rock Challenge’, winning the regional event.
The department consists of two studios and a newly furnished Dance and Movement studio. At Key Stage 3, students receive a one-hour lesson per week. GCSE Drama and A Level Drama and Theatre Studies are offered for further study.
Lower School – Year 7/8
All students follow Drama in the lower school.
At Key Stage 3, students receive a one-hour lesson per week. Throughout the two years, pupils follow projects designed to build their skills and confidence for both performing and structuring performances, as well as working collaboratively and learning to communicate effectively. Extra-curricular activities include devising and rehearsal sessions, where students use the studios to prepare ideas on their class work, or rehearse productions both in and out of school. There are extra-curricular activities in both Dance and Drama, run for Key Stages 3 through to 5; pupils come either just to enjoy themselves with different aspects of Drama and performance, or to try out alternative work to the curriculum and to take part in the various productions throughout the year.
At GCSE, Dance follows the AQA course.
To visit the examination board website for Dance click here http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/dance/gcse/dance-8236
At GCSE, Drama follows the Eduqas syllabus.
To visit the examination board website for Drama click here
At A Level Dance follows the AQA course.
To visit the examination board website for Dance click here -
A Level, Drama and Theatre follows the Eduqas board.
To visit the examination board website for Drama and Theatre, click here