Traditional Values, 21st Century Learning

Expressive Arts

Head of Department: Ms S Hall
Email: shall@olsj.blackburn.sch.uk

Introduction

Expressive Arts encompasses both Drama & Media and is currently taught in mixed ability groups at Key stage 4. It provides a safe and inclusive environment in which learners are encouraged to express themselves creatively as individuals and by working as part of a group. Many of the topics covered can be linked into other subjects such as RE and English. Topics covered such as racism, bullying , drug and alcohol abuse, representation in media texts, mental health and British values, contributes towards well rounded and informed students. 

Our Lady and St John

KS4 

 

Year 10

Unit 2 (part 1) Controlled assessment Practical work in response to set stimuli of works studied – Contemporary Issues Bullying, Mental health , British values 60marks marks 30%. Pupils will produce a short drama film.

Unit 2 (part 2) Controlled assessment Practical work in response to set stimuli of works studied – Wider Perspective 30 marks 30%. Pupils will produce a film in a specific Genre.

Year 11

Unit 1: Exam presentation 15 hour controlled assessment, practical response to a stimulus set by AQA 80 marks 40%. Pupils will create a drama film/piece based on set questions

For more information go to:: www.aqa.org.uk

Expressive Arts

 

Year 9

Unit 2 (part 1) Controlled assessment Practical work in response to set stimuli of works studied Winter term 

Year 10

Unit 2 (part 2) Controlled assessment Practical work in response to set stimuli of works studied Autum term

Year 11

Unit 1: Exam presentation 15 hour controlled assessment, practical response to a stimulus set by AQA Spring term examination paper given end of January for 11 hours of prep

Encourage pupils to participate in GCSE Media clubs and extra curricular activities.

Observe Film & TV , Documentary films at home

Check and engage with homework activities whether practical or theory based.

 

Media/radio club

Film making

Oscars Celebration evening of film