A-Level Dance allows students to acquire deeper dance knowledge, skills and understanding in preparation for further academic or vocational study and/or future employment. The course is 60% practical and develops skills in performance, choreography and critical thinking. Students study Ballet, Cunningham, Graham, Release and Jazz technique as well as choreographic skills.
A Level Edexcel Drama and Theatre Studies is a course that offers students the opportunities to perform, direct and critique theatre. Whilst on this course students get the chance to create several performances; some are scripted, whilst others are devised. Students also get the opportunity to work with touring theatre companies, visiting practitioners and even go out to see professional live theatre.
Music A Level which develops the three core areas of study. Students should be able to perform on an instrument at the equivalent of ABRSM Grade 5 standard and above. They will also undertake extended composition projects and study set pieces of music, from the Renaissance to present day and from around the world, in detail for an exam which requires listening & appraising and essay writing skills.
Music Technology. This includes developing the ability to arrange music using ICT sequencing software and to record and then edit music using the industry standard studio. Students also learn about popular music styles from the start of the 20th Century onwards and developments in music technology which are examined.
A Level PE encompasses lots of theory such as Anatomy and Physiology, Psychology, Sports History, Acquiring Movement skills and Socio-cultural studies making this a diverse course. Pupils are also assessed in their practical skill in 1 sport at AS and 1 sport at A2. 70% being towards the theory.
BTEC level 3 in Sport. This currently has no examination and is all coursework based. Pupils will be required to construct a coursework portfolio that is internally assessed at regular windows during the course. Content would include Anatomy and Physiology, Practical Team Sports and Leadership in the first year.
Community Sports Leaders and Higher Sports Leaders. These courses develop the students in their ability to lead sports sessions and deliver them to various target groups. Students develop their own initiative, leadership, communication and organisational skills in order to deliver the sports sessions.