The Arts at Springwell aim to prepare students to be culturally aware and creatively open-minded citizens in a world where the diverse range of visual and expressive arts are an important influence in everyday life. It does this by: 

  • Providing insight into range of visual and expressive, cultural and creative experiences.
  • Challenging students to use a range of arts disciplines, materials and techniques.  
  • Creating an understanding of the impacts of creative subjects within the wider world.   
  • Giving students the vocabulary and technical know-how that allows them to communicate and express their creativity.  
  • Appreciation of the arts in the wider context of different cultures, genres and historical settings.   

Key Stage 3

Provides a structured sequence of lessons to give a grounding in knowledge and skills that develop students as competent performers both now and in the future.  Also, preparing them to study Drama as a qualification at Key Stage 4 and beyond. The course will include: 

  • An introduction to silent movies and stage fighting, focusing on freeze frames, dialogue and narration.  
  • A variety of texts including Wind in the Willows and War Horse. 
  • The ability to construct and deliver a monologue to an audience. 

Key Stage 4

Creates a sequence of lessons to build upon the knowledge and skills developed at Key Stage 3. The aim is to deepen a student’s exploration of drama both as a performer and as an audience member, as well as equipping them to study the qualification at a higher level. The course will include:  

  • Being able to undertake a live performance review.  
  • The ability to read and interpret a range of texts, including Blood Brothers, Bouncers and Listen to Your Parents.  
  • To perform using a differing range of genre, including monologues and silent movies.