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Park Hall Academy

Park Hall Academy

Water Orton Road, Castle Bromwich, Birmingham. B36 9HF

Telephone:0121 748 0400

Fax:0121 748 0414

Contact:Mr Cox

Performing Arts

Key Stage 3 

Performing Arts (Dance, Drama and Music)

  • Opportunities for Performing Arts leaders – to work with other students both in the class and other classes to help develop leadership skills
  • Stretch activities for all lessons to support learners who complete a task
  • Extension table in each classroom to enable student choice when expanding knowledge
  • Students from older years coming in to lessons to challenge learners
  • Higher Key stage teaching and learning strategies used to promote challenge
  • Extension HW’s provided on FROG
  • Use of Solihull Music Services to deliver an excellent programme of peripatetic music lessons
  • Yearly trips to the theatre to promote enjoyment of the subject
  • Yearly Theatre in Education opportunities to embrace live theatre and take part in workshops
  • Weekly extra-curricular programme of clubs and activities
  • Challenge questions attached to students learning maps
  • Leading clubs within the department

Key Stage 4 

Performing Arts (Dance, Drama and Music)

  • Opportunities for Performing Arts leaders – to work with other students both in the class and other classes to help develop leadership skills
  • Working with Sixth Form mentors to help strengthen practical ideas?
  • Use of A Level exemplar work to support your personal development.
  • Use of A Level texts to extend your drama knowledge. Use of Solihull Music Services to deliver an excellent programme of peripatetic music lessons
  • Yearly trips to the theatre to promote enjoyment of the subject
  • Yearly Theatre in Education opportunities to embrace live theatre and take part in workshops
  • Weekly extra-curricular programme of clubs and activities
  • Work with the Sixth Form helpers to develop your practical skills
  • Challenge questions attached to students learning maps
  • Leading clubs within the department
  • Volunteering to Modeling work in lessons. 

Key Stage 5 

Performing Arts and Dance

  • As above
  • Become a Sixth Form mentor-use your knowledge and understating to support those in lower school.
  • Independent work-reading researching and rehearsing will support and deepen your understanding.
  • Further reading-this will be a pivotal exercise
  • Use past exam papers to extend your knowledge

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Pupils who have been assessed as being Gifted or Talented in Dance are mentored and encouraged to do the following;

  • Join local and national youth companies. We have had success in pupils auditioning for Solihull Youth Dance, Elmhurst and ACE Youth. 
  • Choreograph for school productions and dance clubs.
  • Learn new styles of dance. Those pupils who wish to perform as a career must be versatile performers and have skills in a number of styles. Pupils are aware of where they can go to learn new skills and the benefits of doing this.

Specialities and Awards