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Mr Ingram -

Course Description: Music

In Year 7, students are given the opportunity to explore and understand the elements of music which underpins all areas of study; The Elements of music, Keyboard Skills (this includes basic music theory about the treble clef stave), and the Voice. Through these areas of study, students will be asked to complete a variety of tasks, which will look to develop their own skill/ability within the three strands of musical learning (Performance, Composition and Listening/Appraisal).

Course Description: Drama

In Drama, theatre conventions and techniques are used to develop confidence, teamwork and communication skills, and to explore issues and relationships from the real world. Performance skills are developed through the study of a full length playscript.

Course Description: Dance

In year 7, students study a range of dance terms and styles, through different stimuli including Cars, Super Heroes and Secret Agents. They learn sequences from the teacher, as well as creating their own solos and group dances, culminating in a performance piece.

Course Description: Performing Arts

This lesson focusses on improving students’ performance skills, particularly with regard to confidence and creativity. Students have been given a theme and are then asked to create a performance choosing their strongest discipline: dance, drama or music. The piece as a whole then brings all these elements together, exploring the theme in different ways. Year 7 have looked at Pantomime, South Africa and next move on to the musical Hairspray.

Course Description: Music

In Year 8, students will complete tasks based on variety of topic areas. These are Blues Music/development of Ragtime, Music of the Caribbean and Drumming around the world. They will work on developing their skills in performing, composing and listening.

Course Description: Drama

p>Drama in year 8 builds on the skills in Year 7 and introduces new strategies through the exploration of historical characters and events, play texts and modern social issues.

Course Description: Dance

In year 8 all students are able to study Dance. They focus on a theme and a specific dance style, in order to improve dance technique and choreography skills. They learn sequences from the teacher, as well as creating their own dances, and acquire knowledge about dance terms and concepts. All of this is supported by watching relevant professional dance works.

Course Description: Performing Arts

This lesson focusses on improving students’ performance skills, particularly with regard to confidence and creativity. Students have been given a theme and are then asked to create a performance choosing their strongest discipline: dance, drama or music. The piece as a whole then brings all these elements together, exploring the theme in different ways. Year 8 have looked at Alice in Wonderland, Slavery and War as ideas to inspire their work.

Course Description: Music

Lessons are weekly and will include various modules/topics, which encourage all students in developing skills in performance, composition and general musicianship. It is hoped that by developing these skills students will be given the appropriate grounding to study Music at GCSE.

Course Description: Drama

Students devise dramas in various forms, based on a range of challenging issues and themes, using a variety of explorative strategies. They develop their performance and communication skills and interpret and rehearse extracts from a range of scripted plays.

Course Description: Dance

In year 9, students look at a range of stimuli, in order to choreograph their own dances. These range from researching Gang Culture to looking at professional dance works for inspiration. Students learn technical phrases from the teacher, and get the chance to create their own motifs in duets or small groups. These develop into larger group dances when students learn to use choreographic devices such as motif development and form/structure. They work on developing their own technical dance skills, and analyse and evaluate their own and others’ work in order to improve. They learn why it is important to warm-up and cool-down and the physical effects on the body during dance. Each term culminates in a performance piece, focussing on a specific dance style or culture.

Course Description: Performing Arts

This lesson focusses on improving students’ performance skills, particularly with regard to confidence and creativity. Students have been given a theme and are then asked to create a performance choosing their strongest discipline: dance, drama or music. The piece as a whole then brings all these elements together, exploring the theme in different ways. Year 9 have looked at the London Riots, Horror and the Elderly as ideas to inspire their work.

Course Description: Music

In Year 10 those students opting for Music will have begun work on their GCSE. This will have included the selected Areas of Study which include Rhythm and Metre, Harmony and Tonality, Texture and Melody, Timbre and Dynamics plus Structure and Form. They will also have been asked to begin one piece of coursework composition and to take part in class recitals. They will have learnt music terminology relating to the syllabus and become familiar with using this terminology in everyday musical use.

Course Description: Drama

Year 10 students are assessed on the following:

  1. Selecting and employing Drama genres, styles/conventions and shaping of the drama.
  2. Analysing work in process and performance.
  3. A six hour scripted drama exploration.
  4. A six hour devised drama exploration.
  5. A written portfolio.

Course Description: Dance

Students begin their Btec course in Year 10 by developing a range of skills in choreography and performance. They are assessed on the following :

  1. Technique and performance skills
  2. Exploring and developing with choreographic devices in composition work
  3. Undertaking and appreciating a range of dance styles
  4. Performance in a group (unit 2)
  5. Solo choreography based on 2 dance styles (unit 4)

Course Description:Creative Media

Welcome to our new Creative Media programme at KC. This amazing course will provide you with the perfect platform to begin your journey on working in the media industry. Using industry software in our purpose built Media suite will give the opportunity to develop your skills to a distinction level.
On this course you could produce: short film, radio show, magazine, motion graphic, web design, digital photography and sound design.
We want all students to enjoy the course as well as gaining transferable skills including research techniques, presentations/pitches, projects and problem based scenarios and the skills of working/leading a team.

Our working style is practical workshop sessions in our Media suite, radio/sound rooms and recording studio.
Visits to media industry-related events e.g. The Imax and Warner bros studio.

Course Description: Music

In Year 11 students complete and revise all musical terminology studied in year 10. They will also complete any outstanding coursework including Composition and Performance. They will also undertake the final piece of exam controlled coursework being an appraisal of their own work. Deadline for all tasks is February half term 2014. After this a thorough revision programme will take place preparing student for their final written paper in the Summer of 2014.

Course Description: Drama

In Year 11 students explore the connections between texts and study one play in detail. They demonstrate their knowledge of drama conventions and the elements and medium of drama.

  • Practical and written coursework will be completed by January 15th.
  • Preparation for the final performance examination begins in January.

Course Description: Dance

In GCSE Dance, Year 11 students start by creating their own Choreography on a stimulus of their choice. This is 25% of their coursework. It is VERY IMPORTANT that all their effort is put into completing this as it’s the biggest part of the course. After Christmas, they will learn their Set Study (20%), before the written exam in June (20%). They have completed their group dance (20%) and another solo choreography based on a professional work, but will have time to improve these.

Course Description:Creative Media

Welcome to our new Creative Media programme at KC. This amazing course will provide you with the perfect platform to begin your journey on working in the media industry. Using industry software in our purpose built Media suite will give the opportunity to develop your skills to a distinction level.
On this course you could produce: short film, radio show, magazine, motion graphic, web design, digital photography and sound design.
We want all students to enjoy the course as well as gaining transferable skills including research techniques, presentations/pitches, projects and problem based scenarios and the skills of working/leading a team.

  • Our working style is practical workshop sessions in our Media suite, radio/sound rooms and recording studio.
  • Visits to media industry-related events e.g. The Imax and Warner bros studio.

Course Description: Music

Unit 1: Listening and analysis. Written paper on Beethoven Symphony No.1. Questions written and aural on terminology, musical devices. Also, study area speciality on Popular Music from 1960.

Unit 2: Composition.

Unit 3: Performance. A choice of two sections, including solo performance, ensemble performance, and performance through technology.

Course Description: Drama

This is divided into 2 units:

Unit 1 - Exploration of Drama and Theatre

  • Here you will analyse plays in a variety of ways through practical and theory sessions so that you become familiar with the way written plays can be interpreted for realisation in performance.
  • You will be assessed on your practical work and on a set of exploration notes.
  • You will also need to experience a live theatre performance and write an evaluation.

Unit 2 - Theatre Text in Performance

  • Section 1: You will need to perform a monologue or duologue.
  • Section 2: You will need to take part in a group performance of a professionally published play by a known writer.
  • Both these performances will be externally assessed.

Course Description: Dance

  • Unit 1 - A written paper with structured and essay questions about the dancer as a performer, choreography and the significance of dances (20%).
  • Unit 2 - In 2 parts, a solo choreography and a performance in a duo / trio (30%).

Course Description:Creative Media

Welcome to our new Creative Media programme at KC. This amazing course will provide you with the perfect platform to begin your journey on working in the media industry. Using industry software in our purpose built Media suite will give the opportunity to develop your skills to a distinction level.
On this course you could produce: short film, radio show, magazine, motion graphic, web design, digital photography and sound design.

We want all students to enjoy the course as well as gaining transferable skills including research techniques, presentations/pitches, projects and problem based scenarios and the skills of working/leading a team.

Our working style is practical workshop sessions in our Media suite, radio/sound rooms and recording studio.

Visits to media industry-related events e.g. The Imax and Warner bros studio.

Course Description: Music

Unit 1: Listening and analysis. Written paper on Beethoven Symphony No.1. Questions written and aural on terminology, musical devices. Also, study area speciality on Popular Music from 1960.

Unit 2: Composition.

Unit 3: Performance. A choice of two sections, including solo performance, ensemble performance, and performance through technology.

Course Description: Drama

Unit 3 - Exploration of Dramatic Performance

  • You will need to work in a group to create a unique and original piece of Theatre.
  • You will be assessed on the process of creation and the performance to an invited audience.
  • A written work detailing the process and evaluation is also required.

Unit 4 - Theatre Text in Context

  • This is a written examination based on a play studied from the point of view of a director.
  • You must also see a live performance of a play and compare this with the original staging conditions of the play.

Course Description: Dance

  • Unit 3 - A written paper in 2 sections, focussing on a chosen area of study within ballet, modern or jazz dance and a set professional work (25%).
  • Unit 4 - In 2 parts, a group choreography and a solo performance of a dance style studied in Unit 3 (25%).

Course Description:Creative Media

Welcome to our new Creative Media programme at KC. This amazing course will provide you with the perfect platform to begin your journey on working in the media industry. Using industry software in our purpose built Media suite will give the opportunity to develop your skills to a distinction level.
On this course you could produce: short film, radio show, magazine, motion graphic, web design, digital photography and sound design.

We want all students to enjoy the course as well as gaining transferable skills including research techniques, presentations/pitches, projects and problem based scenarios and the skills of working/leading a team.

Our working style is practical workshop sessions in our Media suite, radio/sound rooms and recording studio.

Visits to media industry-related events e.g. The Imax and Warner bros studio.

Last updated: 12 Jul 2017