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posted 15 May 2014, 07:05 by H Slim   [ updated 15 May 2014, 07:06 ]

Performing Arts

With a number of Performing Arts exam already completed and still some to be completed, it has been a very busy term. 

Year 10 Performing Arts 

These students have already had a taster of what is to come in Year 11 as they have undertaken a number of mock exams as well as producing a detailed portfolio throughout the year. A particular highlight was their recent mock exam – this was based on the history of the local area with students independently researching and devising ideas. These ranged from the famously haunted “Cage” in St Osyth and the history of the Witch Trials held there through to history of the Pier and its famous end of summer show which was held up until the 1970s. We have high hopes for this year group as many of their grades have been very promising so look forward to seeing their progression into Year 11. 

Year 11 Performing Arts 

Year 11 had a huge task to undertake as their practical exam was held very early this year. They combined the ideas of a Festival of History and Volunteering in the Local Community to produce pieces which were imaginative and perceptive. They also had to complete all their portfolio coursework before Easter and showed maturity and determination to improve their work by this deadline. We are expecting promising results with a number of students on line to receive Grades A and B. We are looking forward to seeing their final results in August. 

Year 12 and 13 Performing Arts 

The BTEC National Students have completed a number of contrasting performances this year alongside each unit. Their most recent piece will be performed on Thursday 15th May and consists of 2 contrasting performances. The first piece is extracts from the popular Mike Leigh play, “Abigail’s Party” – the play depicts an awkward dinner party at the house of Beverley and Lawrence. The second piece is based around features of the abstract practitioner, Artaud and his Theatre of Cruelty. The Sixth Form students have shown real talent, particularly for devising in a range of styles and we are very proud that many of the Year 13’s will continue their studies at university this year.