The Castle Newnham Performing Arts department works across the federation and aims to nurture passionate, imaginative and inquisitive individuals, who see the world from an artistic perspective, enjoying and exploring past and present art forms generated from an array of different cultures. Pupils already with us in primary will have experienced a wide range of opportunities through performing arts specialist teaching since Year 1. Pupils joining Year 7 from other feeder schools will have a separate route in performing arts education at the beginning of Year 7.
The curriculum prepares pupils to become independent and creative individuals. A range of topics allow pupils to develop an understanding and appreciation of the arts formed in a contemporary society and throughout the world. These themes are explored through a range of different creative styles, practitioners and mediums. Furthermore, the Performing Arts curriculum promotes a sense of self-worth, encourages confidence, resilience and develops relationships.
Our performing arts curriculum is underpinned by Pablo Picasso’s famous quote: ‘Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist’.
Please click on the links below to learn more about our performing arts curriculum:-
For more information on Year 9 Options including detailed subject specifications, please click here.