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Middlewich High School

Excellence in Learning – Achievement for All

Performing Arts

Performing Arts Department Ethos

To develop the potential of all students through knowledge-rich, practical
Performing Arts lessons.  We provide creative, memorable and inspiring
lessons that develop the whole child.  We strive to develop students into fully
rounded, knowledgeable and creative young adults ready for higher education
or employment.

 
The Performing Arts are all around us, we listen to the radio in the car, we watch
television and films at home, we take trips to the theatre or attend concerts and gigs. 
The arts enrich the quality of our experiences, they inspire, inform, stimulate,
challenge and entertain.  Your child could become part of the ever increasing
Performing Arts industry whether that be in a performance or a production role. 


“Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and
life to everything.” ― Plato


The arts are a powerful form of communication and expression.  Involvement in the
performing arts helps to foster a positive attitude and improves emotional wellbeing. 
Performing Arts at MHS develops thinking skills, increases perception, imagination,
creativity and physical co-ordination skills which can be transferred to other areas of
experience and learning. 


The Performing Arts at MHS develop and strengthen students’ understanding of
culture, past and present and how Music and Drama will continue to be vehicles of
expression through which we can interpret, and escape from our ever changing
world. 


At Middlewich High School our carefully sequenced KS3 curriculum provides
ambitious cultural development through exposure to a broad range of genres, artists
and knowledge.  At Key Stage 4 students study the OCR GCSE Music syllabus.  We
are excited to announce that in September 2021 we will be offering students the
opportunity to study GCSE Drama at Key stage 4. 


The Performing Arts Department Aims to:

  • Prepare students for a career in the Performing Arts Industry.
  • Promote enjoyment of the arts in a vibrant learning environment.
  • Inspire and enthuse students to excel in music and theatre.
  • Build students’ knowledge of music and drama through a breadth of curriculum topics, from a range of historical periods, genres, styles and traditions.
  • Learn through practice

Learning maps – At MHS we use learning maps to support retrieval and reinforcement of knowledge. We use these in class and as homework, you may find it useful to see what is coming up through the year for your child in their year group. We are continuing to develop these and update them through the year so you may notice some subjects have uploaded the first term, future work will be added at the appropriate time.