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At All Hallows we believe that the Performing Arts nurture fundamental aspects of character, spirit and the creative self. All students are given the opportunity to work with our staff of highly qualified educators who themselves have specialised in the performing arts before their careers in teaching. Be it acting, composing, dancing, performing, theatre and sound engineering, our staff are dedicated to bringing these experiences to all our pupils at All Hallows. Our in class and extra-curricular material is far ranging and aims to appeal to all students.
Students learn through performing, reflection and peer/teacher daily assessments.
Drama at All Hallows provides the opportunity for all students regardless of ability to learn, engage and express themselves in healthy and safe way. Students are given the opportunity to develop their communication skills,
confidence and empathy throughout all the Key Stages. Students apply concepts learnt in class to their practical work which is the foundation of the subject.
We focus on Performance, Appraisal and Theory in the daily lessons. Students learn a range of topics and techniques and apply this during their performances. Assessments from teacher and peers happens throughout each lesson giving the students the opportunity to know what and how to improve their performances. Key Stage 4 and 5 students are given the chance to build on their knowledge through in depth analysis of plays studied. Pupils work in small groups devising texts, performing extracts and spend a great deal of time reflecting on how to improve their work.
Drama clubs are offered to both Key Stage 3 and 4 students. This give pupils the opportunity to extended, develop and consolidate the concepts learnt in class. Pupils will then go on to give performances for the wider school community.
Each year there is a Play and a Musical for the students to perform in. These events build team work skills, leadership skills and communication skills as all work towards a common goal. Most recently the Key Stage 3 drama group put on the play Private Peaceful. In the near future the Performing Arts department will be putting on the musical Footloose.
At All Hallows we believe that ‘Music is for all’. We aim for all students to develop lifelong transferable skills of creativity, identity and personality throughout their time studying with us.
We focus on the three main areas of Performance, Composition and Appraising within music lessons, studying over a variety of mediums and technologies new and old; giving constant feedback helps our students develop as musicians, allowing skills such as confidence, expression, courage, respect and self-discipline to develop through their work.
We want our curriculum to have breadth and depth to it, allowing students to develop knowledge of different cultural histories within music and how they affect the global world in which we live.
We offer students the opportunity to pursue their interests with a rich and diverse programme of extra-curricular options, giving students the chance to perform in concerts, both as large scale ensembles or in a solo setting. Students have the opportunity to see music within its live context as well as taking their own performances to the public, both in and out of the UK – in previous years we have visited Prague, Italy and France.
Through all of this, we aim for our students to be able to enjoy and appreciate music as an essential part of their lives, as well as giving them the life skills to unlock their full potential as the musicians and educators of tomorrow.
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