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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

Head of Department - Mrs Cullum-Kenyon

Performing Arts is an exciting part of the curriculum at Park Hall Academy whereby all pupils in Key Stage 3 study Dance, Drama, Music and Production through 4 hours of lessons per fortnight. Pupils can continue their Performing Arts studies through opting for GCSE Dance, BTEC Performing Arts or BTEC Music.

Year 7
 

Dance 

Assessment Cycle Content Covered
1

Introduction to Dance Skills – 6 basic dance actions

2

Going to the theatre – (professional work)

3 Musical Theatre – Matilda/ Hairspray
4 Dance around the World

Drama 

Assessment Cycle Content Covered
1

Introduction to Drama Techniques

2 Going to the theatre – The time Machine
3 Musical Theatre - Matilda
4 Theatre around the World

Music 

Assessment Cycle Content Covered
1

Introduction to Music Skills

2

Ukulele Skills

3 Keyboard Skills
4 Just Play!

Production 

Assessment Cycle Content Covered
1 The role of the performer
2

Going to the theatre

3 From page to stage
4 Back in Time!

Year 8
 

Dance 

Assessment Cycle Content Covered
1 Choreography
2

Going to the theatre (professional work)

3 Musical Theatre Hairspray, Lion King
4 Stimulus

Drama 

Assessment Cycle Content Covered
1 Storytelling
2 Going to the theatre – Silent Movies
3 Musical Theatre – Bugsy Malone
4 Stimulus

Music 

Assessment Cycle Content Covered
1 Samba Drumming
2

Film Music

3 World Music (Folk and Blues)
4 Just Play!

Production 

Assessment Cycle Content Covered
1 Different styles of Dance
2

Theatre through the ages!

Back in time!

3 Costume and props – Bugsy Malone
4 Putting on a show – Oliver Twist

Year 9
 

Dance 

Assessment Cycle Content Covered
1 Dance and Film
2

Going to the theatre (professional work)

3 Stimulus
4 The Company

Drama 

Assessment Cycle Content Covered
1 Script work
2 Going to the theatre 
3 Musical Theatre 
4 The Company

Music 

Assessment Cycle Content Covered
1 Popular Music
2

Song

Writing

3 Music Technology
4 Just Play!

Production 

Assessment Cycle Content Covered
1 The set and Prop industry
2 The Costume and Make-up Industry
3 The stage and screen industry
4 The Music Industry

BTEC Performing Arts (Tech Award) 

Year 10  

Assessment Cycle Content Covered
1 Component 2: Developing skills and Techniques in the Performing Arts
2 Component 2: Developing skills and Techniques in the Performing Arts
3 Component 1: Exploring Performing Arts
4 Component 1: Exploring Performing Arts

Year 11 

Assessment Cycle Content Covered
1 Component 3: Responding to a brief
2 Component 3: Responding to a brief
3 Component 3: Responding to a brief

 

BTEC Music (First Award) 

Year 10  

Assessment Cycle Content Covered
1

Unit 1: The Music Industry

Unit 5: Introducing Music Performance

2

Unit 1: The Music Industry

Unit 5: Introducing Music Performance

3

Unit 1: The Music Industry

Unit 5: Introducing Music Performance

4

Unit 1: The Music Industry

Unit 4: An introduction to music composition

Year 11
 

Assessment Cycle Content Covered
1

Unit 4: An introduction to music composition

2

Unit 2: Managing a Music Product

3

Unit 2: Managing a Music Product

GCSE Dance (AQA) 

Year 10
 

Assessment Cycle Content Covered
1

Component 1: Choreography and Performance

2

Component 1: Choreography and Performance

3

Component 1: Choreography and Performance

4

Component 1: Choreography and Performance

Component 2: Dance Appreciation

Year 11 

Assessment Cycle Content Covered
1

Component 2: Dance Appreciation

2

Component 2: Dance Appreciation

3

Component 1: Choreography and Performance

 

 

Specialities and Awards