Creativity is often born through discovery; therefore, pupils are provided with broad range of inspirational experiences which allow them to explore their own creative strengths, talents and interests. Students are given the opportunity to express themselves creatively through independent learning, practical application, teamwork and reflection. We also prepare our students for the future by addressing issues relevant to their personal, social and moral development. Sequential tasks building on past achievement assures that every pupil is confident that they will achieve something. Confidence builds achievement and students are aware of personal and individual goals. In addition to our broad curriculum, we also offer an extensive Enrichment Programme which challenges students and gives them an opportunity to experience life in the Creative Industry.

We currently offer BTEC Performing Arts as well as RSL Acting. We decide upon which course we take based on which we feel the cohort will best suit.

For more information, please contact our Head of department: Chelsea Jones


Course Delivered

  • BTEC Performing Arts 
  • GCSE Drama (OCR)


Term by Term Subject Content

Year 7 Units
  • Introduction to Drama
  • Musical Theatre
  • Students will explore:
    • Coraline
    • Frantic Assembly
    • The History of Drama
    • The Haunted Mansion
Year 8 Units
  • Iterative workshops
  • Diary of Anne Frank
  • Woman in Black
  • Cultural Theatre
  • Brecht
  • Theatre in Education
Year 9 Units
  • Performing a text
  • Responding to a brief
  • Verbatim Theatre
Year 10 Units
  • Performance: Black History Month. (Iterative Skills recap and refine)
  • Performing A Text RSL Unit: Macbeth
  • Performing A Text RSL Unit: Macbeth
  • Performing A Text RSL Unit: Blackout
  • Performing A Text RSL Unit: Blackout
Year 11 Units
  • Create a performance in response to a brief

For further information on the curriculum offered please contact the Academy F.A.O Chelsea Jones (Subject Leader for Performing Arts)