Students analyse and critically evaluate the work of several professional practitioners and develop practical skills in the discipline of their choice: acting, dance or musical theatre. They go on to apply such knowledge and skills to rehearsals, workshops, performances and evaluate their own strengths and weaknesses as performers.
Students of performing arts form close and positive relationships with each other and learn to truly understand what it takes to be a successful collaborator and member of a team – a vital life-long skill. They develop confidence in presenting and communication and learn how to work with focus and commitment towards a common goal in the form of productions that they will never forget.
Study at Key Stage 5 is tough in any subject, however, performing arts students have the opportunity to move out of the traditional classroom, to be creative and imaginative; push boundaries; look beyond the conventional and explore how the art forms they love touch the lives of ordinary people every day.