Creative and Performing Arts

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At Christ the King Creative and Performing Arts consists of 3 disciplines, MUSIC, DRAMA and ART.

 

Music & Drama

In Key Stage 3 the students rotate the two disciplines half termly, thereby completing 19 weeks of Music and 19 weeks of Drama in 1 academic year.

Students make use of the National Curriculum as a guideline, and each half term consists of 1 module of work, which is completed with a practical and written assessment. Students learn Music and Drama vocabulary on a weekly basis.

The students program in Years 7, 8 and 9 incorporates all the National Curriculum requirements. These units are delivered every half term and run as follows:

Year Music Drama
7 Performing skills

Musical Elements and Processes

Soundscapes

Singing matters

Composing

Form and  Structure

Listening & Appraising

Music Cycles

End of year exam

Basic acting skills

Pairs  and groups

Christmas plays

Improvisation

Story telling

Easter play

Speaking & Listening

Role play

End of year mass Religious Songs

Dramatic reading

8 Performing skills

Theme & Variations

Jazz improvisation

Singing matters

Composing

Sea Shanties

Original MC rapping

Listening & Appraising

Clichés in Advertisements

End of year exam

Pantomime Characters

Christmas Panto

Stereo typing characters

Solo Monologues

Easter plays

Speaking & Listening

Role play

End of year mass Religious Songs

Dramatic reading

9 Performing skills

Music & Media

Singing matters

Composing

Hooks & Riffs

Listening & Appraising

Film Clichés

Music styles & genres

End of year exam

 

Masks & Mime

Christmas scripts

Imagination

Comedy

Partial scripts – Easter and Other festivals

Speaking & Listening

Role play

End of year mass Religious Songs

Dramatic reading

Alongside this, each student receives homework tasks every 3rd week. These focus on work learnt in class, aiming to consolidate teaching and/or extend students’ knowledge of a specific unit.

 

In Key Stage 4 students are able to complete ONE or TWO GCSE’s – in both year 10 and 11.

  • 1) Drama is offered during school lesson time over 3 periods a week.
  • 2) Music is offered on a Thursday afterschool from-
  • 3 – 3.45 pm for year 10
  • 3.45pm to 4.40 pm for year 11

Study support is also offered over Tuesday lunch times for Year 11, with some students on compulsory Study Support as part of the Schools’ intervention program.

The GCSE examinations on offer are –

(a)   Rock school level 2 certificate in Music  – offered to year 10 and 11

(b)  WJEC GCSE Single award in Performing Arts – offered to year 11 for the last time in September 2015.

(c)   Rock school Level 2 Creative and Performing Arts certificate; Pathway of ACTING – offered to year 10 for the first time in September 2016

The examination results were extremely successful in 2015/16.

For Rock school of music, 100% of students gained A – C grades.

For WJEC Performing arts, 77% of students gained A – C grades, with 100% in A – F grades.

 

The units are as follows:

YEAR MUSIC

RSM level 2 Music Practitioners Certificate

DRAMA

RSL level 2 Creative and Performing Arts certificate; Pathway is ACTING

10 MUSPRA 208  – researching of the Popular song

MUSPRA 230 – preparation for live practical performances

MUSIPRA 233 – instrumental log  and discovery of ones’ own instrumental care

Unit 212 – performing for test from 2 periods – Modern and Classical

Unit CAPA 201 E – live performance with controlled assessment examinations

MUSIC

RSM level 2 Music Practitioners Certificate

PERFORMING ARTS

WJEC GCSE Single Award

11 MUSPRA 208  – researching of the Popular song

MUSPRA 230 – preparation for live practical performances

MUSIPRA 233 – instrumental log  and discovery of ones’ own instrumental care

Unit 1 – task 1- improving ones’ own skill

Unit 1 – task 2 – researching 2 jobs in the Performing Arts industry

Unit 1 – task 3 – preparation for performance

Click here to view the curriculum plan for this subject.

Get in touch

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Christ the King Catholic High School
Mr D Callagher
Headteacher
Lawrence Avenue
Frenchwood
Preston
PR1 4PR
Tel: (01772) 252072
Email: reception@ctk.lancs.sch.uk

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