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The Arts

In The Arts, students explore, refine, and communicate ideas as they connect thinking, imagination, senses, and feelings to create works and respond to the works of others.

Middle School (Years 7 & 8)

Year 7 Year 8
Visual Art
These courses are short, 20 hour, taster courses. The students work their themes through a number of media: drawing, painting, sculpture and print. The aim is to allow students a Visual Art experience within the department.
Visual Art
These courses are short, 20 hour, taster courses. The students work their themes through a number of media: drawing, painting, sculpture and print. The aim is to allow students a Visual Art experience within the department.
Music
  • Learn how to play the keyboard
  • Learn how to read music
  • Create their own music using technology
  • Learn about Instruments of the Orchestra
  • Listen to and learn to appreciate many different styles of music
Music


  • Create their own music on the keyboard
  • Perform music on the guitar
  • Learn how to read music and understand and perform rhythm
Drama and Dance
  • Learn how to use drama techniques
  • Learn how to use dance elements
  • Learn to create a short dance motifs
Drama and Dance
  • Learn how to use and apply drama conventions
  • Learn how to use and apply dance elements for performance
  • Learn how to create a devise drama for performance

Middle School (Years 9 & 10)

Year 9 Year 10
Dance
Involves students developing an understanding of dance elements, choreographic process, basic dance styles and techniques.
Dance

Students will develop an understanding of dance elements and choreographic processes. They will also be looking at a range of dance styles and creating dances of their own

Music
Students perform on an instrument/voice, compose their own music, research musicians and learn about music theory.
Music
Students will perform solo and group pieces; compose your own music, research different styles of music and learn about music theory.
Drama
This course guides students through elementary drama studies.
Drama

Students will develop acting techniques and devising skills as well as an understanding of form

Visual Art
Students will be dealing with investigation and development of Visual Art skills and media.
Visual Art
This course covers drawing, painting, printmaking and sculpture.

Senior School (Year 11 -13)

Year 11 Year 12 Year 13
Dance Dance Dance
Drama Drama Drama
Music Music Music
Music Technology Music Technology Performance Technology Credits
Performance Technology Credits Music Technology Credits Art Design
Visual Art Art Design Art Painting
Art Painting Art Photography
Art Photography Art Extension