Performing Arts at Levenshulme aims to unlock the use of imagination, intellect, empathy and courage.
Year 7 – 5 periods as part of the ‘Dream Day’ curriculum
Year 8 – 1 period of Drama or Music
Year 9 – 1 period of Drama or Music
Options offered at the end of Year 9:
GCSE Drama (AQA)
In year 7, pupils follow the Dream Day curriculum. This allows them to explore a full day’s learning within each Expressive Arts area (Drama, Music, Art and EPR) every half term. Pupils will explore their place within school, within the wider community, and globally. Topics include; The Seal Wife, Olivia, The Secret Garden, Folk tales and Devising Drama.
In Years 7&8 students learn a range of skills and techniques in Drama. They explore these through a variety of themes and also learn about different styles of Drama. All students develop performance skills and learn to evaluate their own practice as well as that of their peers. Topics include; Mime, Melodrama and Macbeth.
In Year 9 students follow the structure of the AQA Drama GCSE. They focus on performance and do both scripted and devised performance tasks. They keep a reflective journal in which a record of development and evaluations are recorded. Topics include; The Happy Prince, Gothic Horror, Taming of the Shrew, Women War Artists and Greek Theatre
Options offered at the end of Year 9
Exam Board: AQA
No. of Controlled Assessments: 1 (60%)
No. of Exams: 1 exam (40%)
In Years 10 & 11 students follow the AQA Drama course. It is 60% practical and 40% written exam. Students are asked to reflect on the development of their drama skills in the written exam.
Units studied in year 10
Students develop unit 2 skills and aim to complete two practical units. One scripted and one devised. Preparation for the written exam in ongoing. Students record development of work in a Drama journal.
Units studied in year 11
Students participate in the Shakespeare for Schools Festival as part of Unit 2. Unit 2 is completed with a final scripted performance. This is performed in front of the Drama moderator. The two best devised and scripted performance marks are carried forward for the exam.
Students prepare for the written paper with ongoing written evaluations but also through the use of PPE’s to practice working under exam conditions.
INSET DAY - School closed to students
September 4, 2017
HALF TERM 1 STARTS
September 5, 2017
September 11, 2017 - September 15, 2017
Levenshulme High School
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