"The Arts Faculty is a vibrant faculty. It is made up
of three distinct and highly successful subject areas: Art
and Design, Drama and Music. The aim of the Arts faculty is to
develop skills, knowledge and understanding of the Arts and to
encourage creativity through the explanation of the various art
forms. As a faculty we endeavour to stimulate a lasting enjoyment
and interest in the Arts. We offer extensive extra-curricular
activities which give pupils the opportunity to further their
artistic skills and talents and to develop their
self-confidence." (Ms. V. Catcheside, Faculty Leader)
Aims of Key Stage 3:
At Key Stage 3 pupils follow exciting programmes of study in
Art, Music and Drama. Projects of work are theme based and focus on
the development of knowledge, practical skills and basic
understanding of theory forms a solid foundation for GCSE/BTEC at
Key Stage 4.
Aims of Key Stage 4:
At Key Stage 4 pupils have the option to further develop their
skills in the Arts by choosing one or more of the following
GCSE Art and Design - Art, Craft and Design,
Graphic Communication - Exam board: AQA: http://www.aqa.org.uk/
GCSE Drama - Examination board: EDUQAS: www.eduqas.co.uk
GCSE Music - Examination board: AQA: http://www.aqa.org.uk/
BTEC Music - Examination board: EDEXCEL: https://qualifications.pearson.com/en/home.html
There are many opportunities for pupils to be involved in
extra-curricular activities in the Arts. These include weekly
lunchtime and after school clubs in Art, Drama and Music, as well
as annual events such as concerts, productions and exhibitions in
school and across Manchester.
The Music department offers instrumental and vocal tuition.
Lessons are available for piano, drum kit, brass, woodwind, strings
or vocals. Extra opportunities are also available for students to
take Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music instrumental,
vocal or theory of Music examinations.
"I like Art as I get to use my imagination and can express
myself in lots of different and creative ways."
"I like Music because it allows you to express your inner voice
and connect to others." Yr 10 pupil
" I enjoy music because we get to learn about how the Music
Industry works and the practical lessons are always fun". Yr 10
"I really enjoy drama, the techniques we have learnt have helped
me gain so much more self-confidence since I started in year 7"
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