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Park High School

Performing Arts

 Welcome to the Performing Arts Department

"Dance is the hidden language of the soul."  - Martha Graham

"All the world’s a stage and most of us are desperately unrehearsed."  - Sean O’Casey

Head of Department:

Mrs Molloy

e-mail: lleigh2.310@parkhighstanmore.org.uk

Members of the Department:

Mrs Molloy

Miss Allen

Miss Hall

Miss Forrest

Ms Kerai

Miss Piper

Mr Molloy

Ms Samani

Mr Fowler

Key Stage 3:

Dance

Dance have one lesson per week respectively.

Year 7 

In Dance pupils study skills based around collaborative choreography, routines, solo and paired work.

Autumn Spring Summer

Introduction to Dance

Contact Work

Mini Rock Challenge

Heroes and Villains

Guernica

 

KS3 Assessment:
Home learning is allocated on a weekly basis by each department. It may be an isolated piece of work, a project, research or an alternative task which challenges the students to solidify their knowledge and / or extend it.

In the Summer Term, each student will sit a formal, internal exam which will consist of all elements taught throughout the course.  Appropriate preparation in the form of revision should be taken seriously with sufficient planning and organisation to ensure each student fulfils their potential.

Year 8 

Autumn Spring Summer

Urban Dance

GCSE Taster – World Dance

Capoeira, The Matrix

KS3 Assessment:
Home learning is allocated on a weekly basis by each department. It may be an isolated piece of work, a project, research or an alternative task which challenges the students to solidify their knowledge and / or extend it.

In the Summer Term, each student will sit a formal, internal exam which will consist of all elements taught throughout the course.  Appropriate preparation in the form of revision should be taken seriously with sufficient planning and organisation to ensure each student fulfils their potential.

Drama

Drama have one lesson per week respectively.

In Drama pupils study skills based around group work, characterisation, and script exploration and devising.

Year 7 

Autumn Spring Summer

Introduction to Drama

Oliver Twist

Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

Greek Theatre

The Evacuees

Mini Rock Challenge

Year 8 

Autumn Spring Summer

Styles of Theatre – Romeo & Juliet

Styles of Theatre – Romeo & Juliet

Page to Stage, Commedia Dell Arte

KS3 Assessment:
Home learning is allocated on a weekly basis by each department. It may be an isolated piece of work, a project, research or an alternative task which challenges the students to solidify their knowledge and / or extend it.

In the Summer Term, each student will sit a formal, internal exam which will consist of all elements taught throughout the course.  Appropriate preparation in the form of revision should be taken seriously with sufficient planning and organisation to ensure each student fulfils their potential.

Key Stage 4

Dance

Year 9 

Students are expected to study, in their entirety, 6 professional works:

These works will be studied throughout Years 9, 10 and 11. Students must ensure that they are revising these works throughout the course.

Artificial Things choreographed by Lucy Bennett

A Lina Curva choreographed by Itzik Galili

Infra choreographed by Wayne McGregor

Shadows choreographed by Christopher Bruce

Within Her Eyes choreographed by James Cousins

Emancipation of Expressionism choreographed by Kenrick H20 Sandy

Autumn Spring Summer

Performance Skills, Dance History and Technique

Choreography

Study Dance Work 2

The Healthy Dance plus Dance and Drama showcase

Study of Dance Work 1

Study Dance Work 3

KS4 Assessment 

All students who follow this course will be given home learning weekly.  Wider reading is always useful either from the websites offered, the text book or as directed by their classroom teacher.

Students will be assessed throughout Years at the end of each term in both a practical and written capacity.

Student practical coursework is assessed internally between March-May and then externally moderated by AQA.

In the Summer Term, each student will sit a formal, written, internal exam which will consist of all elements taught throughout the course.  Appropriate preparation in the form of revision should be taken seriously with sufficient planning and organisation to ensure each student fulfils their potential.

Year 10 

Autumn Spring Summer

Skills for Performance and learning of the Set Phrases

Set Work 3: ‘Shadows’

Set Work 4: ‘Within Her Eyes’

Theory: Safe working practices

Finalising understanding of Set Work 3, plus revision of Set Works 1 and 2.

 

Set Work 2: ‘Emancipation of Expressionism’

Recapping of Set Phrases

 

KS4 Assessment 

All students who follow this course will be given home learning weekly.  Wider reading is always useful either from the websites offered, the text book or as directed by their classroom teacher.

Students will be assessed throughout Years at the end of each term in both a practical and written capacity.

Student practical coursework is assessed internally between March-May and then externally moderated by AQA.

In the Summer Term, each student will sit a formal, written, internal exam which will consist of all elements taught throughout the course.  Appropriate preparation in the form of revision should be taken seriously with sufficient planning and organisation to ensure each student fulfils their potential.

Year 11 

Autumn Spring Summer

Performance in a Duo/Trio

Recap and Examination of the Set Phrases (Component 1)

Preparing for final performance of the Duo/Trio

Dance Anthology / Written Paper (Component 2)

Group choreography

Revision of all other units

KS4 Assessment 

All students who follow this course will be given home learning weekly.  Wider reading is always useful either from the websites offered, the text book or as directed by their classroom teacher.

Students will be assessed throughout Years at the end of each term in both a practical and written capacity.

Student practical coursework is assessed internally between March-May and then externally moderated by AQA.

In the Summer Term, each student will sit a formal, written, internal exam which will consist of all elements taught throughout the course.  Appropriate preparation in the form of revision should be taken seriously with sufficient planning and organisation to ensure each student fulfils their potential.

GCSE Dance consists of two components:

Dance component 1: Performance and choreography

is internally marked and externally moderated

Performance, 40 marks 30%

Chorography, 40marks 30%

Dance component 2: Dance appreciation

Written examination 1 hour and 30 minutes, 80 marks 40%

Examination Board :

AQA

Course Specification:

AQA 8236  GCSE Dance

Qualification obtained:

GCSE Dance

Useful Websites:

Dance

http://waynemcgregor.com/productions/infra

www.phoenixdancetheatre.co.uk/work/shadows/

http://www.rambert.org.uk/explore/photos/a-linha-curva/

http://www.jamescousinscompany.com/within-her-eyes

http://stopgapdance.com/media/files/Background%20pack%20for%20Artificial%20Things.pdf

http://www.boyblueent.com/

http://www.aqa.org.uk

Useful Reading Material:

Dance

‘AQA GCSE Dance: Student's Book’ by M. Clunie, L. Dale and L. Paine

Drama

Year 9 

Autumn Spring Summer

Practitioners and Performance styles

Physical Theatre

Page to Stage

Dance and Drama Showcase

Holocaust

 

KS4 Assessment 

All students who follow this course will be given home learning weekly.  Wider reading is always useful either from the websites offered, the text book or as directed by their classroom teacher.

Students will be assessed throughout Years at the end of each term in both a practical and written capacity.

Student practical coursework is assessed internally between March-May and then externally moderated by WJEC.

In the Summer Term, each student will sit a formal, written, internal exam which will consist of all elements taught throughout the course.  Appropriate preparation in the form of revision should be taken seriously with sufficient planning and organisation to ensure each student fulfils their potential.

Year 10 

Autumn Spring Summer

Working together/reintroduction to dramatic techniques and practitioners.

Mock Unit 2: Performing from a Text

Preparation for Unit 1: Devising

Devising

 

Live Theatre Evaluation

Exploration of GCSE Set Text ‘DNA’ by Dennis Kelly.

   

The Set Works Anthology

These works will be studied throughout Years 9, 10 and 11. Students must ensure that they are revising these works throughout the course.

Students are expected to study, in their entirety, 6 professional works:

Artificial Things choreographed by Lucy Bennett

A Lina Curva choreographed by Itzik Galili

Infra choreographed by Wayne McGregor

Shadows choreographed by Christopher Bruce

Within Her Eyes choreographed by James Cousins

Emancipation of Expressionism choreographed by Kendrick H20 Sandy

KS4 Assessment 

All students who follow this course will be given home learning weekly.  Wider reading is always useful either from the websites offered, the text book or as directed by their classroom teacher.

Students will be assessed throughout Years at the end of each term in both a practical and written capacity.

Student practical coursework is assessed internally between March-May and then externally moderated by WJEC.

In the Summer Term, each student will sit a formal, written, internal exam which will consist of all elements taught throughout the course.  Appropriate preparation in the form of revision should be taken seriously with sufficient planning and organisation to ensure each student fulfils their potential.

Year 11 

Autumn Spring Summer

Component 1: Devising

Component 2: Performing from Scripts

Component 3: Live Theatre Evaluation

KS4 Assessment 

All students who follow this course will be given home learning weekly.  Wider reading is always useful either from the websites offered, the text book or as directed by their classroom teacher.

Students will be assessed throughout Years at the end of each term in both a practical and written capacity.

Student practical coursework is assessed internally between March-May and then externally moderated by WJEC.

In the Summer Term, each student will sit a formal, written, internal exam which will consist of all elements taught throughout the course.  Appropriate preparation in the form of revision should be taken seriously with sufficient planning and organisation to ensure each student fulfils their potential.

GCSE Drama consists of three components:

Drama component 1: Devising Theatre

is internally assessed, externally moderated

Acting or Design 40%

Drama component 2: Performing from a Text

is externally assessed by a visiting examiner

Acting or Design 20%

Drama component 3: Interpreting Theatre

Written examination 1 hour and 30 minutes 40%

Examination Board :

Eduqas

Course Specification:

WJEC Eduqas 601/8420/6  GCSE Drama

Qualification obtained:

GCSE Drama

Useful Websites: 

Drama

www.eduqas.co.uk

www.bbc.co.uk/schools/bitesize

Useful Reading Material:

Drama

EDUQAS GCSE Drama by G. Nicholas

‘Theatre in Practice: A Students’ Handbook’ by N. O Brien

‘The Complete Brecht Toolkit’ by S. Urmin

‘The Complete Stanislavsky Toolkit’ by B. Merlin

Useful Websites: 

www.bbc.co.uk/schools/bitesize

Additional information:

To be confirmed

Address Park High School, Thistlecroft Gardens, Stanmore, Middlesex HA7 1PL

Headteacher Mr Emlyn Lumley

Phone 0208 952 2803

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