The main aims of the Performing Arts Department at The Valley are to develop individuality, encourage creativity, and inspire pupils to think and express themselves with flair and confidence.
In drama, pupils are given opportunities through practical role-play and written drama activities to experience the world around them and begin to appreciate situations from more than one perspective. Through drama, we encourage pupils to question and challenge their perception of the world in which they live, and promote tolerance and understanding.
In music, pupils are given opportunities through practical work to develop their keyboard, vocal and ukulele skills and to compose and perform in a range of styles of music.
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Pupils will study ONE of the following options at KS4:
Year 11: Drama
(BTEC Level 1/Level 2 Tech Award in Performing Arts)
Year 11: Music
(BTEC Level 1/Level 2 First Award in Music)
Internal assessments take place every half-term.
KS4 Exam Board Specification:
The Performing Arts Department at The Valley organises theatre trips, visits from professional performers, school productions and showcases including:
- Assembly performances
- Seasonal productions
- Open evenings
- Talent shows
- Visits to colleges and universities to work with students and practitioners
Useful Resources and Revision Support
- BTEC Level 1/Level 2 Tech Award in Performing Arts
- BTEC Level 1/Level 2 First Award in Music
- Music Theory
- Sheet Music
- BBC Music