St. Joseph's Catholic College

Performing Arts


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The Performing Arts department seeks to provide a lively, practical and enjoyable curriculum with a wide range of activities and opportunities outside of lessons to extend and enrich students’ experiences. The Performing Arts department encompasses Drama, Music and Dance.

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At Key Stage 3 students follow an exciting curriculum, learning the basic skills in each art form. Areas of study include the language of choreography in dance, dramatic devices such as hot seating and thought tracking in drama, developing compositional skills and learning about the structure of the orchestra in music.

At Key Stage 4, in Years Ten and Eleven, students have the opportunity to study on a range of courses including GCSE Music, BTEC L2 Drama, and BTEC L2 Dance.

At Key Stage 5 students can opt to follow a BTEC L3 Subsidary Diploma in Performing Arts (Acting). This course has a fantastic success rates with 100% of students achieving a C or above. Around 80% of Performing Arts students reach distinction level.

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Extra-curricular activities are a prominent feature of the department. Among these there are Orchestra, Rock School, College Singers, Drama Club, Advanced Musical Theatre, Boys and Girls Musical Theatre and Street Dance. There is also an annual whole-college production.

For more information regarding Performing Arts please contact Mrs M Cooke, Head of Performing Arts

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Links to subject specific web pages

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