Production Arts

The Production Arts department encourages students to engage in creative and practical workshops, exploring lighting, sound, costume, set and make-up design and construction

Key Stage 4 Production Arts Curriculum

At Year 10, the BTEC First Level 1/2 Performing Arts in Production Arts is followed.  The course begins in Year 10 students developing an understanding of the different skills required in relation to back stage elements of a performance.

Unit 7: Production Skills for Performance - students take part in a series of workshops developing their knowledge and understanding of design, technical and construction skills for a show. Students are assessed in their role in terms of supporting the Dance Show. This unit is internally assessed.

Unit 2: Preparation, Performance and Production- students take part and develop skills linked to set design. Their design and construction is used for the summer performances taking place. This unit is internally assessed.

In Year 11 students complete the final Unit.

Unit 1: Individual Showcase- students choose one skill they have enjoyed and work to create a presentation and technical demonstration. This unit is externally assessed.

Key Stage 5 Production Arts Curriculum

At Year 12, the BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Production Arts is followed.  Students complete six units of the course of the two years taking part in practical workshops and completing portfolios of work linked to each unit of work.

Extra-Curricular Activities

The Technical Crew is a group of young enthusiasts who meet to learn more about technical theatre, lighting, sound and set design, getting to support in productions.

Regular trips take place such as The Harry Potter Studio Tour, visits to local theatres and this year we plan to organise a trip to the National Theatre for a backstage tour.

Life in Modern Britain

  • Students work in groups and are accepting of other people's beliefs and values
  • Students learn about key British figures from the industry

Subject Leader, Miss C McIntyre