Expressive Arts (Art, Drama, Music and PE)

Expressive Arts (Art, Drama, Music and PE)

The expressive arts subjects exciting and important ways of developing self-esteem and self-expression, as well as empathy with others.

In Art, students learn about different cultures of the world and think about their own identity through exploration of natural forms, portraiture, architecture and more.

In Drama, students learn about characterisation, interpretation of text and various approaches to structuring drama work.

In Music, students gain experience of listening and appraising, performance, composition and group work. They learn to compose and perform in a variety of musical genres.

In PE, students experience a range of fantastic sports that develop a broad set of skills and a knowledge of healthy living, from cross-country and football to orienteering and gymnastics, with other sports including netball, basketball, rugby, trampolining, athletics, fitness, striking and fielding on the way.

How we deliver these subjects:

  • Year 7 and 8 have one lesson per week of Art, Drama and Music and two lessons per week of PE
  • All students in Years 9, 10 and 11 continue to have two lessons per week of PE. Students can choose to take a course in PE that will lead to a qualification. Students who choose to take options in Art, Drama or Music have two lessons per week in those subjects.

What our students study:

The links below will open a PDF file which explains what knowledge, understanding and skills students learn about in each subject, as well as how they are assessed.

The qualifications delivered by the Expressive Arts Learning Zone are:

  • GCSE Art and Design (AQA)
  • GCSE Art and Design – Photography (AQA)
  • GCSE Drama (OCR)
  • GCSE Music (WJEC-Eduqas)
  • BTEC Music (Edexcel)
  • BTEC PE (Edexcel)

Read our latest stories from Art, Drama, Music and PE or visit our extra-curricular page to see our exciting enrichment offer. You may also wish to visit our shows and productions page.