Performing Arts at The Moat School brings Music and Drama together, with an emphasis on building confidence through performance.
Performing Arts ‘Moat Style’
Performing Arts lessons focus on The Moat School’s commitment to multi-sensory learning. Emphasis is placed on practical activities and performance, developing each pupil’s skills and confidence through working creatively, reflectively and spontaneously.
The Performing Arts Department’s SEN (Special Education Needs) trained full-time staff are Mr Potger and Miss Phillips. They are supported by a skilled group of specialist peripatetic teachers who offer individual lessons in a range of instruments including piano, guitar, bass, flute, drums and voice, as well as drama improvisation workshops.
The department also offers extra-curricular activities, such as Theatre Club and Improv Enrichments, and presentations and workshops by visiting professional artists.
Information Communication Technology plays an integral part in all areas of the performing arts at The Moat School. Pupils use a range of high-quality digital audio and video equipment for film-making and multi-track audio and MIDI (Musical Instrumental Digital Interface) recording. Many of the editing and tutorial applications can be accessed via the pupils’ own laptop computers, so that projects may be individually tailored and assessed.
The GCSE Performing Arts qualification is an appropriate foundation for progression in Performing Arts, Theatre Studies and generic subjects such as Dance, Drama and Music. It also provides a foundation for design work in set, costume and props and technical elements such as lighting and sound. The course also provides a worthwhile introduction to a wide range of personal and organisational skills, which are highly relevant in the workplace.
Performing Arts forms an invaluable part of the Moat School’s strategy for developing pupils’ communication skills, reasoning, literacy and self-confidence. It’s also great fun!
Performances throughout the year.
Year 7, 8 and 9 Showcase Evening - An opportunity for Year 7, 8 and 9 to share with an audience what they have been working on in Performing Arts throughout the term.
Christmas Gala - All Moat School pupils have an opportunity to take part in the Christmas Gala. This is a large scale production which runs for two evenings.
Year 11 Final Performance
Year 10 monologue and Duologue evening
Summer Festival - A summer extravaganza of Drama, Dance and Music where all pupils can showcase their work. (Open to all year groups)
You can find specific information about the curriculum for each Year Group here: