The Faculty is thriving and energetic with a large team of dedicated teachers and incorporating the subject areas of Dance, Drama, Music and Art. The Faculty has an outstanding range of specialist rooms for all subject areas, with additional Dance, Drama and Music Technology studios opened to support our specialist status. Music Practice rooms and a purpose-built Theatre are sited in our State-of-the-Art Sixth Form Centre.
The Faculty comprises a Curriculum Leader: 2 Dance teachers; 3 Drama teachers; 2 Music teachers and 3 Visual Art teachers. Each subject has its own Subject Leader. The school also employs a full time Performing Arts technician and peripatetic instrumental teachers.
Within the Faculty we offer a wide range of courses. At Key Stage 4 GCSEs are offered in Music, Dance, Drama and Art. At post-16 level AS/A2 courses are offered in Art, Theatre Studies, Dance and Music.
The Faculty offers a range of extra-curricular activities, provides performance opportunities and has developed secure links with our ‘family’ of schools and the wider community. We believe that the role of extra-curricular activities is essential to the success of the faculty and consequently offer a wide range of activities and clubs across all subjects, which broaden the opportunities for our students. Within Drama we produce a bi-annual show; the most recent being productions of Chicago and Shakesperience. We also produce bi-annual Dance shows. Our most recent was a great success and featured over a hundred students. Furthermore, our music department produces termly concerts where our brass band, big band and other musicians perform to the public. In addition to extra-curricular activities, the school is also keen to broaden pupils’ experiences by inviting outside agencies in to work with students. Within the Drama department, we have a positive relationship with the company ‘Cottonshed’ who come into school several times a year and run workshops with pupils.
Homework is an important means by which students can deepen their learning and improve their understanding of topics studied. More information can be found here.