Welcome to Creative and Performing Arts
Meet the team
Miss C Littlewood -Head of Creative and Performing Arts email@example.com
Ms S Geldard – Temporary (maternity cover) Teacher of Music firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr J Carney – Teacher of Art and Photography email@example.com
We are happy to present the newly formed faculty of Creative and Performing Arts which incorporates Art, Music and Drama.
As a team of teachers we are dedicated to providing a quality and engaging learning experience. All lessons are designed to encourage creativity with constant opportunities for self-expression. With this comes a greater sense of well-being for students; developing skills in communication, resilience and raising self-esteem as well as subject skills and knowledge.
Homework is set regularly which is designed to cement skills and knowledge from lessons, and to further prepare for coursework and assessments. We offer as many outside Art experiences as possible to reach out to all yea groups. Such as Theatre trips, in house theatre performance, guest practitioners and Art Gallery visits.
Overview of the Year for Art at Key Stage 3
During Key Stage 3, students will be introduced to a range of historical and contemporary art from around the world. We will introduce students to a wide range of materials, processes and techniques that will enable them to create exciting art work in both 2D and 3D. Students will develop their skills bother creatively and technically.
If you would like further information about the topics and themes being taught, please contact Mr Carney
Overview of the Year for Art at Key Stage 4
Introduction to KS4: AQA Art & Design (4200)
GCSE Art and Design provides students with a wide range of creative, exciting and stimulating opportunities to explore their interests in ways that are both personally relevant and developmental in nature.
This two unit specification enables students to develop their ability to actively engage in the processes of Art and Design – to build creative skills through learning and doing, to develop imaginative and intuitive ways of working and develop knowledge and understanding of media, materials and technologies in historical and contemporary contexts, societies and cultures.
Assessment is by Unit 1: Portfolio of Work (Controlled Assessment) 60 per cent and Unit 2: Externally Set Task 40 per cent.
Overview of the Year for Music at Key Stage 3
MUSIC: Developing skills in the 3 main musical areas: Performance (voice, keyboards), composition and listening. Our fabulous music technology facilities (practice suites, recording studio) give a unique and rounded experience providing learners with many opportunities to develop composition, creative and appraisal skills.
If you would like further information about the topics and themes being taught please contact: Mrs Geldard, music teacher
Overview of the year for MUSIC at Key Stage 4
BTEC Firsts in Music can help you take your first steps towards a career in the music industry. You’ll learn essential skills from performing and composing to producing, sound engineering and promoting a new track, album or concert
Edexcel Btec MUSIC consist of 3 distinct units:
Performance, Composition, Planning and Creating a Music Product.
Overview of the year for DRAMA at Key Stage 3
Drama at KS3 is about developing SMSC through a range of creative thinking, group and performing skills. We follow the skills of the actor and by learning the Actors trade we can develop for life; all areas.
We explore themes of bullying, prejudice, historical, scripts, mask, physical Theatre and more throughout the 2 KS3 years.
Overview of the year for DRAMA at Key Stage 4
BTEC Firsts in Performing Arts can help you take your first steps towards a career onstage or behind the scenes. You’ll learn essential skills such as acting, dance and musical performance, stage management, production and set design.
Edexcel Btec DRAMA consist of 3 distinct units:
Acting Skills, Preparation, Production and Performance and Individual Showcase.
Enrichment opportunities in Creative Arts
TVM – available for all students wishing to learn an instrument, whether this be the guitar, piano, a brass instrument or learning to sing. A minimum of 12 students are required for the sessions to be viable. A fee will apply.
Ratpac (Redcar Academy Theatrical performing Arts Company) An opportunity for students from across the year groups to get together and produce a performance. Some of our students choose to perform in the Summer musical mash up and our Christmas panto; others choose one in the year. This is an exciting Wednesday evening where all members gather to rehearse. We then add more rehearsal days through the evening as the performance draws near. Previous performances have included.
Jack and the Beanstalk 2016
Dick Whittington 2015
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs 2014
Summer Mash ups
The sound of Music, Oklahoma & Annie 2016
Joseph, Cabaret & les Miserable 2015
7 Brides for 7 Brothers, Billy Elliot and We Will Rock You 2014
Grease, Blood Brothers & Cats 2013
This is held twice weekly for those students who wish to further develop their skills, safe in the hands of our specialist Mr Carney. Whether you choose to use this time to refine and develop your class tasks or you want to enhance your skills, it is an opportunity to do so in the stimulating Art Gallery and workshops.