Performing Arts



In the Performance faculty we want to develop confident, resilient performers built on a foundation of skills and knowledge, teamwork and individual performance. Students have an appreciation of the benefits sport brings to health and wellbeing


Core PE

At Key Stage 3 students have 4 x 60 minute PE lessons over the 2 week timetable; students will take part in a variety of sports including Athletics, Football, Handball, Sports Leadership, Dance, Rugby and Fitness. During their time in PE students will develop team and individual skills in a variety of physical activities and develop physical and mental capacity and make informed choices about healthy active lifestyles. Students are encouraged to take on different roles including performer, coach, choreographer, leader and official within PE.



Within GCSE PE you will receive five extra lessons of PE over two weeks. Two practical lessons and three theory lessons. The course is assessed 40% practical and 60% theory. During practical lessons you will rotate around a range of different sports and physical activities lasting approximately 6 weeks in length. In theory lessons you will cover a number of topics such as anatomy and physiology, physical training, sports psychology and sociocultural



Sports Studies

Students will receive an additional 5 extra PE lessons over a 2 week period. The course is assessed by a mix internal and external assessments. The internal assessments take the form of course work, teacher observations and practical activities.  Student will also sit a 60 minutes external exam. Within Sports Studies you will cover the following;- Developing sports skills and Contemporary issues in sport. And 2 out of the following units; – Sports leadership, Sport and the media, Working in the sports industry, and Developing knowledge and skills in outdoor activities.


Dance and Drama

Student can only opt for Dance or Drama. Both option groups will study toward the BTEC Tech Award in Performing Arts but with an emphasis on dance or drama – Students will receive 5 lessons over a 2 week period. The lesson will be a mix of practical and theory. The units covered in both Drama and Dance are; – exploring the Performing Arts, developing skills and techniques in the Performing Arts, and performing to a brief.



Rock School Level 2 Music Practitioners: Performance 100% coursework. Students will study aspects of rehearsal and performance skills along with developing knowledge of music

genres through time.