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Key Stage 3

The Key Stage 3 Performing Arts include Dance, Drama and Music.  Students have three lessons timetabled per fortnight to explore these subject areas.

Dance

In Years 7 and 8 students student’s develop their understanding of dance terminology and explore a variety of dance styles such as contemporary dance, Irish dance, street dance, African and rock and roll dance.  Within this students have the opportunity to create, perform and appraise movement, both individually and in group work.

Y7 Dance

Cycle 1

Cycle 2

Cycle 3

Cycle 4

Basic actions and introduction to technique

Development of character in performance.

Introduction of dynamic variation and relationships

Exploration of different styles of dance

Irish

Street

Exploration of different styles of dance

Stomp

African

 

Y8 Dance

Cycle 1

Cycle 2

Cycle 3

Cycle 4

Develop understanding of stimuli

Contact work

Exploration of different styles of dance

Haka

Musical

Exploration of different styles of dance

Charleston/Rock and Roll

Fusion

 

 In Years 7, 8 and 9 students develop their Drama and Music skills.  These are explored through various topics throughout KS3 as seen in the tables below.

Y7 Performing Arts

Cycle 1

Cycle 2

Cycle 3

Cycle 4

Musical Theatre

Africa

Programme/Film

Jazz and Blues

 

Y8 Performing Arts

Cycle 1

Cycle 2

Cycle 3

Cycle 4

Comedy

Pop/Rap/Dance Music

‘Castaway’ project

Crimewatch

 

Y9 Performing Arts 

Cycle 1/2 

Cycle 3/4 

Introduction of Theatre roles 

Application of Theatre roles