Alt Bridge School Performing Arts Curriculum Intent
At Alt Bridge Performing Arts is taught to years 10 and 11, leading on from the key Stage 3 music and drama lesson. Pupils of all levels and abilities can earn a nationally recognised qualification in the arts through completing assignments tailored to their own personal preference and style.
Youngsters are inspired to grow their interest in Music and Drama and other roles that develop within these areas, whilst also developing their leadership talents and independent learning skills. This in turn will build their confidence through nurturing their individual interests while equipping them with life skills that will support their education and future employment. Pupils develop relationships within the group and work as a team to support the projects of others. Pupils value the work of their peers and give feedback and take advice from each other. We encourage critical thinking both of their own and of the work of professionals. Learning can be approached is a variety of ways and the curriculum is tailored to the needs of the individual learner. Pupils can use video, voice recordings, photographs and written work to record their learning. Pupil develop their independent learning skills through making choices sparked by their own interests; activities are then tailored to suit these talents and interests. They are in control of their path and can express their own creative identity. Youngsters also experience arts events and look for inspiration in others. Teachers act as mentors and facilitators leading students in their choices.
Performing Arts is taught at Alt Bridge in Key Stage 4. Pupils have a double lesson each week. Pupils are encouraged to choose an interest within performing Arts; this could be music, drama, stage direction or a mixture of all three. Pupils are then supported in building upon these interests to achieve one of the Arts Awards. Within this they will:
Bronze Arts Award is a Level 1 qualification on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) and is open to young people aged 11 to 25.
To achieve a Bronze Arts Award, young people collect evidence in an individual arts log or portfolio of their experiences of:
§ actively participating in any art form- music and dram
§ at least one arts event and their review of that event
§ researching the career and work of a musician or actor
§ passing on an musical or dramatic skill
Silver Arts Award is a Level 2 qualification on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) and is open to young people aged 11 to 25.
To achieve a Silver Arts Award, young people collect evidence in an individual arts portfolio of their experiences of:
Arts practice and pathways
§ identifying and planning an arts challenge
§ implementing and reviewing their arts challenge
§ reviewing arts events and sharing their views
§ researching future opportunities and careers in the arts
§ identifying a leadership role and planning the project’s aims
§ planning the practical issues
§ being an effective arts leader
§ working effectively with others
§ reviewing their project and leadership role