The Performing Arts curriculum provides students with opportunities to explore the world through the use of creativity and imagination acquiring key skills and knowledge through the vehicle of Music and Drama.
The Performing Arts Faculty is staffed by teachers that have extensive subject knowledge. Students are guided in learning activities through which they will develop and deepen both their subject knowledge and subject expertise by being actively involved in challenging and informative lessons. Performing Arts lessons are built upon the bedrock of our CORE Skills and live out our CORE expectations to enable our students to become outstanding learners and citizens.
Here at Tile Cross Academy in the true spirit of performance art disciplines we have managed to forge relationships with businesses in the wider community that affords our students the opportunity to experience “Real World” Music and Drama in a variety of settings while also celebrating diversity through the Arts. We are happy to be working in partnership with Music Services for Schools, The Birmingham Repertory Theatre, The Pump and Solihull School to name a few. In addition to this we also work in collaboration with both primary and secondary schools within the Washwood Heath Multi-Academy Trust.
At KS3 there is a broad range of Performing Arts tasks designed to enthuse our students about Performing Arts activities and listening skills. These activities serve to prepare them for KS4 and beyond. The schemes for these year groups are engaging and creative.
At KS4, we presently offer GCSE level 2 courses in BTEC Music Practice and Drama. These courses allow students the opportunity to study a range of cultural influences. Each unit builds upon their knowledge and skill base that then allows them to work independently and with confidence to produce personalised outcomes.
Teaching staff in the Performing Arts Faculty are passionate about their specialist subjects keeping upto date with developments within their subject specialism via industry periodicals and training events.