Performing Arts

Key Stage 3 Year 7

At Heolddu we are firmly committed to developing the skills required for a future in the performing arts. At Key Stage 3 our aims are to enable every student the opportunity to experience a range of musical and theatrical activities. Students develop their solo work alongside exploring the life skills and performance technique of working in an ensemble. The Key Stage 3 lessons cover a range of skills. On the one hand they do prepare the student for GCSE Performing Arts but they are also an excellent platform for every individual to develop the life skills needed in the future.

 

Skills explored:

 

Synchronisation

Mirror work

Reactions

Freeze Frames

Expressing Emotions

Improvisation

Story telling

Mime

Concentration

Using different Staging styles

Keyboard skills

Guitar skills

Singing (solo and group)

Band work

Body Percussion

Horror Music

Pop Music

Composition

Performance
 

 

Key Stage 3 Year 8

At Heolddu we are firmly committed to developing the skills required for a future in the performing arts. At Key Stage 3 our aims are to enable every student the opportunity to experience a range of musical and theatrical activities. Students develop their solo work alongside exploring the life skills and performance technique of working in an ensemble. The Key Stage 3 lessons cover a range of skills. On the one hand they do prepare the student for GCSE Performing Arts but they are also an excellent platform for every individual to develop the life skills needed in the future.

 

Skills explored:

 

Developing improvisation

Script writing

Imagination

Creating a back story

Hot seating

Interviewing

Teacher in Role

Monologues

Understanding Shakespeare

Creating atmosphere on stage

Using LX and SFX

Character development

Rehearsal techniques

Performance skills

Piano skills

Guitar Skills

Percussion Skills

Horror Music

Blues music

Song writing

Rap

Music Technology

Radio
 

 

Key Stage 3 Year 9

At Heolddu we are firmly committed to developing the skills required for a future in the performing arts. At Key Stage 3 our aims are to enable every student the opportunity to experience a range of musical and theatrical activities. Students develop their solo work alongside exploring the life skills and performance technique of working in an ensemble. The Key Stage 3 lessons cover a range of skills. On the one hand they do prepare the student for GCSE Performing Arts but they are also an excellent platform for every individual to develop the life skills needed in the future.

 

Skills explored:

 

Soundcapes

Improvisation

Sound FX

Stage Combat

Refining and rehearsal

Scanning and Reading

Highlighting narrative

Intonation and expression

Script work

Health & Safety awareness

Respectful actions

Reactions and Intensity

Physicalising feelings

Shakespeare and conflict scenes

TIE techniques

Monologues

Understanding Text

The power of research

Piano skills

Guitar skills

Singing (solo and Ensemble)

Percussive skills

Musical theory

Rock Music

Film music

Radio

Composition

Performance