Vision of the Specialism
The Directors of Redcar Academy believe that the delivery of a varied and high quality programme of Arts education accessible to all students is an essential component of a broad and balanced curriculum. We believe that Arts education has the capacity to inspire our young people with a sense of awe, wonder and curiosity, imbue them with a sense of self-belief and self-worth, and develop their skills in creative thinking. All of these things, we believe will help them to raise their achievement in other curriculum areas. We believe the recent achievement of once again being classified as an Arts Mark Gold School highlights not only our commitment to the Arts but the quality of what our students achieve through the Arts.
In order to achieve this we have four key aims:
To ensure all children and young people experience the richness of a broad arts curriculum.
- To provide every student with opportunity to be inspired by the arts and achieve success through the arts; success will be celebrated.
- To strengthen partnerships and build new partnerships which make the arts sustainable and bring benefit to children, young people and the wider community.
- To nurture artistic talent and develop children’s young people’s transferable life skills that arise from successful arts education; utilise the Arts a foundation for wider learning (in its broadest context.)
Areas within the Specialism
Our Performing and Visual Arts Specialism encompasses Art, Dance, Drama and Music. All students receive a total of 7 hours per fortnight in Arts lessons, and have the opportunity to take GCSEs in Art, Drama, Music and Photography as well as a BTEC in Dance.
Opportunities through the Specialism
For examples of the vast opportunities and experiences our students have please look at the ‘Arts News’ section of the website. We regularly update what our students do as we are proud of their achievements and want to celebrate their successes. We offer a wide-range of extra-curricular experiences and hope that the Arts News pages give you a flavour of the exciting projects our students have been involved within.
Students at Key Stage 3 – during Year 9 – have the chance to work towards an Arts Award Silver (worth half a good GCSE grade), and in Year 8 we hope to enter students for an earlier Arts Award. We aim to find as many ways to national recognise and celebrate the achievements of our students in the Arts, and using Arts Award is just one of them.
For any questions relating to the Specialism specifically do not hesitate to contact Graham Skidmore (Assistant Headteacher) on the e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org