Curriculum Detail - Performing Arts

Music Curriculum

Year 7

HT1

Musical World 
The practical exploration of the elements of music, with a focus on singing and performing

HT2

Keyboard skills and Festive Fun 
Working with keyboards

HT3

Improvising around the World
Using Indian Music and music from Latin America as a starting point, looking at improvising basic and extended melodies

HT4

Bad Guys – 
Musical Theatre, looking at songs from Bugsy Malone and performing cross-curricular.

HT5

Summer Hits – 
popular song in verse/chorus form; performing and singing as a small ensemble

HT6

Musical Structures (1) – 
Working in Ternary Form and practical composition skills

Year 8

HT1

Blues – 
Structures, style and Performing

HT2

Movie Music – 
Link to Melodrama and Silent Movies

HT3

Musical Structures (2) – 
Rondo Form, theme and variations, Ground Bass

HT4

Riffs and chords – 
Rock and Pop music, riffs and 4 chord songs.

HT5

Hit The charts – 
Students perform a full song arrangement having done several as a class.

HT6

Extended unit from half term 5 – linking to ‘jeptember’

Key Stage 4 Option

HT1

Introduction to the Music Industry and baseline skills assessment in performing and sequencing.

HT2

Music Industry (unit 1 external) continued…. Beginning work on unit 2: Podcast

HT3

Music Industry Exam (1) Continued work on podcast and beginning on composition/sequencing and performing diaries

HT4

Completion of performing Units – with final concert at Easter Continuing composition/sequencing skills

HT5

Completion of work due and revision for re-takes where necessary.

HT6

Completion of work due and revision for re-takes where necessary.

Year 12

HT1

Music Theory – 
Unit 1 General introduction

HT2

Music Unit 1 – 
General Theory introduction and performing

HT3

Performing and preparation for final exam – The Music Industry (unit 2)

HT4

Theory exam – 
Notes on scenario and final work on project plan, budgeting, proposal and marketing.

HT5

Completion of exam and theory unit.

Year 13

HT1

Working towards Ensemble performance (unit 3) and Solo Performance (6)

HT2

Working towards Ensemble performance and Solo Performance

HT3

Working towards Ensemble performance and Solo Performance

HT4

Working towards Ensemble performance and Solo Performance

HT5

Final performances.

Drama/Performing Arts

Year 7

HT1

Serious Fun - Introduction to basic techniques and skills

HT2

A Camping Trip – introduction to mime and techniques such as forced perspective

HT3

Pantomime – Exploration of this style of theatre with focus on character

HT4

Bugsy Malone – Cross Curricular work with music on presentation of scene from Bad Guys

HT5

Darkwood Manor – performance based on horror genre with focus on voice

HT6

Extended unit from Unit 5, leading to Jeptember.

Year 8

HT1

Romeo and Juliet – short extract scripted performance

HT2

Victorian Melodrama – exploration of this style with links to Music

HT3

The Nightclub – devised piece using a letter from a school as a stimulus.

HT4

Naturalism – scripted work and introduction to Stanislavski

HT5

Physical Theatre – The Living House – using your body to tell a story

HT6

Extended unit from Unit 5, leading to Jeptember.

Key Stage 4 Option

Component 2

Developing Skills and techniques in the Performing Arts – Preparing for an Audition

Component 1

The performing Arts Festival

Performing to a Brief

External Assesment, Learning outcomes ABC and D. Including final performances and diaries

Any outstanding work completed and preparation for Jeptember

Year 12

Unit 1 – Investigating practitioners work

Looking at set works in a practical way and exploring context behind the development of the art forms and their place in the arts (external)

Unit 2 – Developing Skills and Techniques for live Performance

“The Performer”

Final performances and written external exam

Preparation and link to September work

Year 13

Showcasing the Actor’s Craft 

Performing and skill development

Group Performance Workshop– Unit 3

External

Final performances

Dance KS4 / Performing Arts KS5

Key Stage 4 Option

HT1 - HT 2

Component 2
Developing Skills and techniques in the Performing Arts – Preparing for an Audition

HT3

Component 1
The performing Arts Festival

HT4 - HT5

Performing to a brief
External Assesment, Learning outcomes ABC and D. Including final performances and diaries

HT6

Any outstanding work completed and preparation for Jeptember

Year 12

HT1 - HT2

Unit 1 – Investigating practitioners work 
Looking at set works in a practical way and exploring context behind the development of the art forms and their place in the arts (external)

HT3 - HT4

Unit 2 – Developing Skills and Techniques for live Performance 
“The Performer”

HT5

Final performances and written external exam

HT6

Preparation and link to September work

Year 13

HT1 - HT2

Jazz Dance Technique (unit 10) 
Performing and skill development

HT3 - HT4

Group Performance Workshop– Unit 3 (External)

HT5

Final performances.

Updated 07/07/2020