Creative Arts

Welcome to Creative Arts

We are very excited to present the newly formed faculty of Creative Arts which incorporates Music and Art.

As a team of teachers we are dedicated to providing a quality and engaging learning experience. All lessons are designed to encourage creativity with constant opportunities for self-expression. With this comes a greater sense of well-being for students; developing skills in communication, resilience and raising self-esteem as well as subject skills and knowledge.

Homework is set weekly which is designed to cement skills and knowledge from lessons, and to further prepare for coursework and assessments. We offer a variety of extra-curricular experiences throughout the week which encompasses a multitude of exciting opportunities for students. Examples include:

• Student art work displayed in our Great Northern Gallery, on our projection on the corridor and at the Cast Theatre in Doncaster
• Visits to galleries and theatres for inspiration from professionals
• Family of Schools performance events at major venues as well as within the Academy

Meet the team

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Miss G Howcroft

Acting Head of Creative Arts (Art Specialist) g.howcroft@adwick.outwood.com

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Mrs R Brown

Head of Creative Arts (Music Specialist) - maternity leave r.brown@adwick.outwood.com

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Mr D Evans

Teacher of Music - maternity cover d.evans@adwick.outwood.com

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Mrs S Perry

Teacher of Art - maternity leave s.perry@adwick.outwood.com

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Overview of the Year for Music at Key Stage 3

MUSIC: Developing skills in the 3 main musical areas: performance (voice, ukulele, African drums), composition and listening. Our fabulous music technology facilities (mac suite, recording studio, iPads) give a unique and rounded experience providing learners with many opportunities to develop composition and creative skills.

If you would like further information about the topics and themes being taught please contact: Mr Evans, music teacher

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Overview of the year for MUSIC at Key Stage 4

Edexcel GCSE MUSIC 500/4659/7: 3 distinct units: Performance, Composition and Listening. Learn about 12 pieces (set works) across the history of music.

If you would like further information about the topics and themes being taught please contact: Mr Evans, music teacher

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Overview of the Year for BTEC LEVEL 3 MUSIC at Key Stage 5

Edexcel BTEC LV3 MUSIC (Certificate: 500/7718/1 Subsidiary Diploma: 500/7844/6): This is an exciting course with interesting units of study that can be tailored to the individual needs of each student. The units are flexible to run alongside each other allowing opportunities for progression with skills throughout the year (NB. The units stated below show examples of the units students have enjoyed recently but do not represent the full list of units available). 3 units are studied for Y12 and a further 3 in Y13 to make up the full A level equivalent.

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Overview of the Year for Art at Key Stage 3

During Key Stage 3, students will be introduced to a range of historical and contemporary art from around the world. We will introduce students to a wide range of materials, processes and techniques that will enable them to create exciting art work in both 2D and 3D.

If you would like further information about the topics and themes being taught, please contact Miss Howcroft, Acting Head of Creative Arts

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Overview of the Year for Art at Key Stage 4

Introduction to KS4: Edexcel Art & Design (2AD01)

During Key Stage 4 students will work on given projects to build up a portfolio of work. They will complete coursework which will make up 60% of their grade and they will complete an externally set assignment which will be 40% of their final grade. Students will learn about a wide range of materials, techniques and processes. They will also be expected to discover artists and art movements to provide inspiration for their work. Students will develop their skills both collaboratively and independently and they will receive excellent, guided feedback from our outstanding art staff. Students will work in sketchbooks so that they can effectively show their creative journey.

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If you would like further information about the topics and themes being taught, please contact Miss Howcroft: Acting Head of Creative Arts

Overview of the Year for Art at Key Stage 5

BTEC Edexcel Level 3 Diploma Art & Design

By studying art at level 3, you will be working towards a vocational qualification that will equip you with a range of skills that will assist you in your steps beyond study at this level. Projects are still centre given but you will have far more independence over the direction you want to specialise in. You will work to a set brief and will produce and present work for a specified client. This will require you to consider the more complex issues of; visual communication, audience, costings, meaning and context. We have 100% pass rate on this course and students continue to share their expertise to younger students so as to foster a collaborative learning ethos. We have an increasing number of students who continue their studies onto Foundation level and degree courses.

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If you would like further information about the topics and themes being taught, please contact Miss Howcroft, Acting Head of Creative Arts.

SMSC (Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural)

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Enrichment opportunities in Creative Arts

Guitar and Rock Club (students enjoy experimenting and developing skills in pop instruments such as voice, guitar, bass, drums and piano)

Love to Sing (students enjoy singing a range of pop songs and from shows. Regular concert opportunities)

Students enjoy Family of Schools Performing Arts events. Recent events have included performances at Wakefield Theatre Royal, Ripon Cathedral and the West Yorkshire Playhouse

Individual and small group tuition available from our visiting peripatetic music teachers from Session Player

Whole Academy productions (Bugsy in February 2014 was a great success)

GCSE Music club (coursework & examination preparation)

GCSE Art club (coursework & examination preparation)

Arts and Crafts