The Expressive Arts Faculty is divided into four different departments: Art, Dance, Drama & Music

At Key Stage 3 each student studies the four Expressive Arts subjects in rotation each year.

At Key Stage 4 students choose Expressive Arts subjects from a list of options that includes subjects from other faculties.

Each Expressive Arts Department offers extra-curricular activities and lessons at lunchtime and after school.

Each department also offers opportunities for students to perform or display their work and go on trips as part of the curriculum.


Key Stage 3 - Students study the National Curriculum for Art learning to develop their creativity and ideas, and improve their artistic skills.

They also learn to understand the work of artists and designers throughout history and up to the present day. They learn to use a range of techniques and materials and understand how to evaluate their work.

Key Stage 4

Year 10 AQA GCSE Art & Design Syllabus 8201.

Year 11 AQA GCSE Art & Design Syllabus 4201.

Extra-curricular Art - Art Clubs are available at lunchtime and after school for Key Stage 3 & 4.


Key Stage 3 - Dance - Students create and devise their own choreographed work using skills and techniques taught in class alongside the promotion of physical education, health and body awareness.

Key Stage 4 - Edexcel BTEC Level 1/Level 2 in Performing Arts

Extra-curricular Dance includes Indian Garba and Bhangra.


Key Stage 3 - Students learn to improvise, rehearse and perform their own drama using role, intonation, tone, volume, mood, silence, stillness and action to add impact.

Students discover through the use of the drama medium elements of drama and explorative strategies.

Develop confidence, communication skills, creativity and self-esteem.

Key Stage 4

Year 11 Drama Edexcel GCSE Syllabus 2DR01.

Year 10 Edexcel BTEC Level 1/Level 2 in Performing Arts - Acting.


Key Stage 3

Year 7 - Students learn the basics of Music Notation by learning simple tunes on the electronic keyboard and the use of music technology.They find out about the elements of Music.

Students learn ensemble and solo performance skills, about African rhythms and melodies and how to improvise.

Year 8 - Students learn about Indian Music Notation and how to compose their own Indian Music using a Raga.

They also learn a Bollywood melody and remix it to create their own version.

Year 9 - Students learn about Blues Music, and explore how Pop music developed from Blues through other styles and genres to what it is today.

They learn how this music is composed and put together using rhythms, chords, riffs and bass lines.

They also learn about how music is used by the media

Key Stage 4

Edexcel BTEC Level 1/Level 2 First Award in Music

The Music Department offers an extensive extra-curricular timetable of instrumental lessons and ensemble groups.

Parents/Carers may find the following links helpful:

Leicester-Shire Music Education Hub

My Panyard

D-E-A Classes and Tuition

Please find below links to music from our Steel Bands

Merry Christmas


The Lion Sleeps Tonight

Soul Limbo

Just the way you are

Little Mermaid

Stand By Me

Yellow Submarine

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