The Expressive Arts Faculty

Teaching and Learning Director
Mrs D Royle

The Expressive Arts Faculty comprises of four discrete subjects – Art and Design, Dance, Drama and Music. In Key Stage 3 (Years 7 and 8), students have one hour per week of each subject and homework is set on a fortnightly basis. In Year 7 and 8, students are taught in mixed ability classes. Students have one key assessed piece of work each half term. In Year 9, students have 4 lessons per fortnight .and in year 10 and 11 they have 5 lessons per fortnight.

Art & Design

The Art & Design department at Oulder Hill offers a broad and balanced curriculum developed to give students maximum exposure to a wide range of techniques and media. We believe strongly in combining traditional skills with new media and as a result can offer techniques such as ceramics, print-making, painting, animation, screen-printing, video-editing, Photoshop and iPad work.

Year Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
7 Colour-Sonia Delaunay Line and Form- Cubism Tone and Texture- Jason Scarpace
8 Pattern and Colour- Sanna Annukka Line and Tone- Drawing skills Tone and Texture- Anna-Collette Hunt

Upon selection of Art & Design as a GCSE option Year 9 students have a gradual introduction to GCSE working styles and expectations through the foundation course. They work on shorter projects to introduce GCSE techniques and marking methods. In Years 10 & 11 students study across a wide variety of media and techniques with the work produced being assessed under four distinct assessment objectives (AOs): Research (AO1), Artist Reference (AO2) , Ideas (AO3) and Final outcome (AO4).

Those in Yr 9 who don’t opt to do GCSE Art will still be studied the subject for half a term as part of a Carousel.

Year Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
9

Mixed Media

Screenprinting

Mixed Media

Acrylic painting

Mixed Media

Acrylic painting

Mixed Media

Acrylic painting

Mixed Media

Acrylic painting

Identity

AO4 Final Outcome

Colour & Line- Street Art

10 Colour & Pattern- Michael Reeder

Identity- AO1

Artist Reference

Identity

Experiments in media

Identity

AO3

Ideas

Portraiture – Large scale painting
11 Metamorphosis- Dan Hillier and Hieronymus Bosch

Metamorphosis- Large scale etching work

Mock exam

Coursework completion

Exam Preparation

Exam Preparation-AO1, AO2 and AO3

Exam Preparation

Coursework completion

Exam Preparation

Exam Preparation-AO1, AO2 and AO3

Exam Preparation

Exam – 10hr controlled assessment to complete

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Additional Information

There is an Art club for all GCSE groups on a Tuesday and a Thursday from 3.00- 4.30pm. Also Art & Design staff are available every lunchtime for any additional support required.

Throughout the year, a variety of workshops and educational visits to places such as The Tate Liverpool, Yorkshire Sculpture Park and the Manchester Metropolitan Degree Show as well as workshops on Ceramics, Digital Screen-print work and Print-making.

Dance and Drama

In Dance and Drama we provide a wealth of opportunities for our students to achieve and succeed delivering rigorous training and having high expectations of our pupils. Pupils are frequently taken to see shows at the Lowry, the Royal Exchange and the Oldham Coliseum to inspire and challenge them to excel and to work alongside professionals within the industry. We aim to cater for pupils who perform because they enjoy it and are fully inclusive of all our pupils regardless of talent or ability. In year 9 pupils will experience core dance and drama where they will carousel with Art and Music over the course of the year giving our pupils a broad and balanced curriculum.

Year Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
7

Performing Arts

Thriller

Norden Manor

Performing Arts

Musical Theatre

Matilda

Harry Potter

Performing Arts

Under the Sea

Combined dance and drama project.

8

African Dance

The Lion King

Bollywood Dance

Zombie Apocalypse

Machines Summer

Project Time Travel

9

Improvisation

Performance skills

Dramatic techniques

Improvisation

Performance skills

Dramatic techniques

Improvisation

Performance skills

Dramatic techniques

GCSE Drama

Upon selection of Drama as a GCSE option Year 9 students have two years to complete the course. Throughout their studies pupils are required to keep a diary of their lessons and rehearsals in preparation for the written exam which is worth 40%. Homework will be set once per week. During preparation for practical exams rehearsal afterschool are compulsory.

Year Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
1 (Year 9 & 10)

Intro to GCSE Drama

Theatre Roles

AO1 / AO2

Melodrama

Physical Theatre

AO1 / AO2 / AO4

Performing a scripted play.

Study of a scripted play ‘Blood Brothers’

AO4

Study of practitioners Brecht & Stanislavski

AO3

Study of Commedia De’llarte

AO1 / AO4

Responding to a stimulus

AO2

Mock exam – Blood Brothers

Theatre Roles

2 (Year 10 & 11)

Devise

Respond

Research

Create

AO1

Refine

Rehearse

Perform

Analyse and evaluate

Mark and Moderate

AO1 / AO2 / AO4

Prepare and perform a 2 extracts from a scripted play

Duologues/group

Research, interpretation, preparation.

Performing skills.

AO3

Practical Exam

AO2

Study of Live Theatre Review

Study of a scripted play ‘Blood Brothers’

Revision

Scripted play

Live performance

Theatre Roles

AO3

Revision

Scripted play

Live performance

Theatre Roles

Mock Papers

AO3

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Additional Information

There is an extensive range of extended curricular clubs that cater for a wide range of interests and abilities across KS3 and KS4. We aim to cater for pupils who perform because they enjoy it and are fully inclusive of all our pupils regardless of talent or ability. There are many opportunities for students to perform on stage including the School Production, Dance and Drama Show cases, Celebration assemblies, Reward Evenings, Talent shows and the Rochdale Music Festival.

GCSE Dance

Upon selection of Dance as a GCSE option, students have a gradual introduction to GCSE dance styles and expectations. Throughout their GCSE studies, pupils are expected to take part in the School Production and Dance Showcase in order to develop their physical, expressive, technical and mental skills. Students are required to attend rehearsals after school to prepare for the practical examination. Homework is set once per week.

Year Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
10

Dance technique (Component 1)

Safe practice (Components 1 & 2)

A Linha Curva – Itzik Galili (Component 2)

Shadows – Christopher Bruce (Component 2)

Dance technique (Component 1)

Group choreography – skills and process (Components 1 & 2)

Emancipation of Expressionism – Kenrick H20 Sandy (Component 2)

Within Her Eyes – James Cousins (Component 2)

Dance technique (Component 1)

Set phrase solos – Shift & Breathe (Component 1)

Infra – Wayne Sleep (Component 2)

Artificial Things – Lucy Bennet (Component 2)

11

Dance Technique (Component 1)

Refining performance – set phrase solos (Component 1)

Performance in a duet (Component 1)

Revisit section A of paper (Component 2)

Practical Examination: Set phrases solos (Component 1)

Use of stimulus in choreography (Components 1& 2)

Choreography – Component 1 (Solo or Group)

Rehearsal of all components for the practical examination.

Section B paper technique – writing about own work (Component 2)

Practical Examination: Performance in a duet (Component 1)

Solo/Group Choreography (Component 2).

Component 2 – Preparation for written paper

Looking at production elements such as choreography, costume, lighting & stage design etc

Re-visit dance anthology dance analysis

Written paper technique.

Written Examination: Summer exam paper – 1 hour 30 minutes (Component 2)

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Component 1: Performance and choreography

What’s assessed:

Performance
  • Set phrases through a solo performance (approximately one minute in duration)
  • Duet/trio performance (three minutes in a dance which is a maximum of five minutes in duration)
Choreography
  • Solo or group choreography – a solo (two to two and a half minutes) or a group dance for two to five dancers (three to three and a half minutes)

How it’s assessed

Internally marked and externally moderated.

Performance
  • 30% of GCSE
  • 40 marks
Choreography
  • 30% of GCSE
  • 40 marks
Total component 60%
Non-exam assessment (NEA) marked by the centre and moderated by AQA.

Component 2: Dance appreciation

What’s assessed
  • Knowledge and understanding of choreographic processes and performing skills
  • Critical appreciation of own work
  • Critical appreciation of professional works
How it’s assessed
  • 40% of GCSE
  • Written exam: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • 80 marks
Questions
Based on students’ own practice in performance and choreography and the GCSE Dance anthology.

Music

Key Stage 3 Music

The Music department at Oulder Hill offers a heavily performance based curriculum developed to ensure that each student learns how to play multiple musical instruments such as keyboard, ukulele and drums. We strongly believe that this strategy will allow all students to access Music and enrich their lives. The Music of different cultures, mainly Africa and the Caribbean is explored and the students also learn to read and write both tablature and traditional music notation.

Year Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
7 Finding your way – an introduction to Keyboard skills Learn to play the ukulele Rhythms of Africa Samba Samba! We love the samba! Semitones project – learning to play Fur Elise Guitar project

BTEC Music

Upon selection of Music as an option, Year 9 and 10 students will study towards the BTEC. This course is heavily based upon individual and ensemble performance where they will work on a range of tasks, including rehearsal technique, the importance of setting up rehearsals and working towards the creation of their own musical product. Pupils will also research the music industry and will listen to music from a variety of genres.

Year Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
1 Music Ensemble Music Ensemble Music Ensemble Intro to music performance Intro to music performance The music industry
2 The music industry & Developing Solo Music Performance The music industry & Developing Solo Music Performance Developing Solo Music Performance Music and Production Analysis Music and Production Analysis and Managing a Music Product Managing a Music Product

GCSE Music

Upon selection of Music as a GCSE option, students will have a gradual introduction to the Eduqas GCSE specification and Sibelius 7 music production software. Students will be working on shorter projects to introduce GCSE techniques and marking methods. All GCSE students are expected to work well both in ensembles and independently.

Year Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
1

Component 1 Appraising Music – Musical Forms and Devices

Component 2 Ensemble Performance Skills

Component 3 Start Free Composition

Component 1 Appraising Music – Musical Forms and Devices

Component 2 Ensemble Performance Skills

Component 3 Start Free Compositio

Component 1 Appraising Music – Music for Ensemble

Component 2 Develop Ensemble Performance Skills

Component 3 Develop Free Composition

Component 1 Appraising Music – Music for Ensemble

Component 2 Develop Ensemble Performance Skills

Component 3 Develop Free Composition

Component 1 Appraising Music – Film Music

Component 2 Prepare to record Ensemble Performance

Component 3 Finish Free Composition

Component 1 Appraising Music – Film Music

Component 2 Record Ensemble Performance

Component 3 Finish Free Composition

2

Component 1 Appraising Music – Popular Music

Component 2 Solo Performance Skills

Component 3 Start Composition to a brief

Component 1 Appraising Music – Popular Music

Component 2 Solo Performance Skills

Component 3 Start Composition to a brief

Component 1 Appraising Music – Revise all topics including set works

Component 2 Develop Solo Performance Skills

Component 3 Develop Composition to a brief

Component 1 Appraising Music – Revise all topics including set works

Component 2 Record Solo Performance

Component 3 Finish Composition to a brief

Component 1 Appraising Music – Revise all topics including set works to prepare for summer exam