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24/07/20

H&C Refurbishment – Following our earlier post, and thanks to the grant from The Savoy Educational Trust, work continues through the summer break on the refurbishment of the Hospitality & Catering Room. The builders have arrived on site and work commences! https://t.co/sqin6NYDxS

14/07/20

H&C Refurb - We are delighted to announce that we have been successful in achieving a significant grant from The Savoy Educational Trust in order to enhance the facilities and encourage more students into the Hospitality Industry. Follow the refurb journey here. https://t.co/VrQ9eYoiKH

14/07/20

All Y11 students who have purchased a Year Book – Mr Taylor and Mrs Gore will be organising the distribution of Year Books on Wed 15 July in the School car park. An email has been sent regarding the safe collection on Wednesday, with guidelines to follow on arrival.

08/07/20

Wellbeing Wednesday (2 of 2) Strategies for planning ahead and the change curve are attached and link to the earlier tweet with practical advice. https://t.co/AJ8lXXLNTE

08/07/20

Wellbeing Wednesday (1 of 2): This week CDS students are thinking about the change curve; the internal emotional journey that people may experience when dealing with change. Attached are some practical ways to ease transitions and new beginnings. https://t.co/rRYIMGLLEJ

08/07/20

Notice to All Year 11 Students: The Prime Minister will address all school leavers on Friday 10 July at 10.00am. The broadcast can be found via Facebook and YouTube and a recording will be available on these platforms after the event.

03/07/20

Home Learning – Art (3 of 3) Students in Year 7 were given a brief to create land art pieces inspired by the work of Andy Goldsworthy. Please take a look at the photographs attached to see some of the stunning submissions we have received. https://t.co/tfw85TdzMF

03/07/20

Home Learning – Art (2 of 3) Students in Year 7 were given a brief to create land art pieces inspired by the work of Andy Goldsworthy. Please take a look at the photographs attached to see some of the stunning submissions we have received. https://t.co/CxQp1GeR11

03/07/20

Home Learning – Art (1 of 3) Year 7 were given a brief to create land art pieces inspired by the work of Andy Goldsworthy. Please take a look at the photographs attached to see some of the stunning submissions we have received. https://t.co/cp0pMgWqb0

01/07/20

If you’re aged 11-19 years old and struggling with emotions, we are still . Text Chathealth to 07520618850 for mental health support and find a number of ways to help you, or visit https://t.co/u8x5royiJj for more info https://t.co/qOumBHjNW3

01/07/20

Wellbeing Wednesday - Have a listen to this song which sums up the hard times and difficulties that we have all faced together since March. We will have better days than others but we are all in this together and we will rise up and get through this! https://t.co/6I2K2ExYA3

01/07/20

Wellbeing Wednesday – This week CDS students are looking at self-esteem. See the attached guide to self-esteem and how to improve it. Please reach out for help and support if you need it at https://t.co/mTjx6NCCTz https://t.co/MqxK8ewWOH

30/06/20

Hospitality & Catering – (2 of 2) Year 9s have been working on designing and making Buddha Bowls – beautiful, nutritious, plant based dishes packed full of goodness. Check these mad up dishes out on our photographs! https://t.co/jY9YFLBdpl

30/06/20

Hospitality & Catering – (1 of 2) Year 9s have been working on designing and making Buddha Bowls – beautiful, nutritious, plant based dishes packed full of goodness. Check these mood boards for planning out the dish on our photographs! https://t.co/YqcZb606J7

30/06/20

Aged between 10-16 and need mental health support? Kooth is . Please visit https://t.co/mTjx6NUdL7 to register for their supportive online community where they have lots of guided support courses and resources for you. https://t.co/YHG7APxkXY

29/06/20

Text ‘Kent’ to 85258 for help when life gets overwhelming and you need support 24/7 - text any time, day or night, whenever you need mental health support. We are https://t.co/C2zoS4QWx7

29/06/20

Please have a look at the link below – The government has issued some sound advice for parents and carers about keeping children safe during this unprecedented time. https://t.co/FQTrYMCbyf…/coronavirus-covid-19-keeping-children-… https://t.co/r4arEE4NZc

26/06/20

If your child is aged 4-19 and struggling with their emotional health, you can access support from the Children and Young People’s Counselling Service. https://t.co/AcqZkSiCRj or ring 0300 123 4496 for more information. https://t.co/xARUPGbpXG

26/06/20

Mrs Booth has taken the decision to retire at the end of this year and we are now seeking a new Receptionist. Please see the ad below: https://t.co/wECySv5xYb…/receptionistadministrator-term… We wish Mrs Booth well in her future adventure! https://t.co/RvXCy6tKFb

25/06/20

Two of our Y7 students will be starring on the BBC2's “The Choir” on Tuesday 30th June at 9.00pm. They are “Singing for Britain”, an episode based around keyworker families and how music has brought people together during these times. https://t.co/yb8oMF3nOy

25/06/20

It’s been a confusing and worrying time recently, but Moodspark is . https://t.co/7QbZgYmm51 Providing mental health support to young people in Kent, the website has resources and service info. https://t.co/idHQuTNFr4 https://t.co/qBZlwHlsJL

24/06/20

Wellbeing Wednesday: If you need help, please take a look at these links for more information on how to support your Mental Health https://t.co/f4ppAoUphD https://t.co/OniKSYlPvc https://t.co/D09XpRJN5E

24/06/20

Wellbeing Wednesday: CDS students are looking at overwhelming feelings and using a 0–10 scale to explore thse. Take a look at the questions attached to explore thoughts and feelings. https://t.co/YWwHxcTpS5

24/06/20

Check out these links for top advice from the NHS on children returning to school and info from PHE on looking after your feelings and body. https://t.co/C9Gy366N5b…/top-nhs-doctor-issues-advice-…/ https://t.co/gI60YYhXxT…/Easy_read_lookin…

22/06/20

More photographs of what our CDS budding chefs have been creating at home. Some real growing talent here, well done! https://t.co/eEyqIcXfUA

22/06/20

Check out these photographs of what our CDS budding chefs have been creating at home. Some real growing talent here, well done! https://t.co/vtnq8Pvyin

22/06/20

If you’re aged 11-19 years old and struggling with emotions, ChatHealth are . Text Chathealth to 07520618850 for mental health support and find number of ways to help you, or visit https://t.co/u8x5roPTAR for more info https://t.co/9r41d4lf4u

17/06/20

Home Learning – Hospitality & Catering students have been sending in photographs of what they have been doing at home. Check out these photographs to see some amazing examples. https://t.co/Aq42EHLjwY

17/06/20

Year 9 Hospitality & Catering students are working on a picnic design project and have started by collecting their thoughts in a mood board. https://t.co/5B1wPtQpDn

17/06/20

Wellbeing Wednesday (Tweet 2 of 2) Watch this video for the science of a good night’s sleep https://t.co/YvnRd9JUgQ Try these links to help you with meditation and breathing exercises https://t.co/70xSfGydbL https://t.co/N4lTkhkukE https://t.co/CfCXQPzgFP

17/06/20

Wellbeing Wednesday (Tweet 1 of 2) Wellbeing isn’t ‘one size fits all’ - Everyone is different. As our wellbeing shifts and changes, we should remember to notice those changes. See the attached for useful tips on dealing with broken sleep. https://t.co/y2HXCSSO1P

17/06/20

Did you know that everyone aged 16-18 in Kent now has access to Big White Wall which provides confidential mental health support online 24/7. Visit https://t.co/81tukfON5h to join their online mental health community. https://t.co/DfgcqYBhbA

17/06/20

Home Learning – Hospitality & Catering students have been sending in photographs of what they have been doing at home. Check out these photographs to see some amazing examples. https://t.co/NvgEAmPomT

17/06/20

Year 9 Hospitality & Catering students are working on a picnic design project and have started by collecting their thoughts in a mood board. https://t.co/4ul4sBC818

17/06/20

The following support is available at this time. https://t.co/zCoHbUKfZf National Domestic Abuse Helpline 0808 2000 247 Childline 0800 1111 if you're a child/young person, a victim, or are worried about domestic violence. https://t.co/D6HWPr1PgR

16/06/20

Text ‘Kent’ to 85258 for help when life gets overwhelming and you need support. It is silent, free, confidential and anonymous. They are here 24/7 - text any time. 24 hours a day, seven days a week. https://t.co/1KfdW0tVor

16/06/20

You can call the Single Point of Access (SPA) ON 0300 1234496. SPA is there to help you explore mental health issues for young people and find the appropriate response https://t.co/idHQuTNFr4 https://t.co/t5eNvAyhxP

16/06/20

Aged between 10-16 and need mental health support? Kooth is . Please visit https://t.co/mTjx6NCCTz to register for their supportive online community where they have lots of guided support courses and resources for you. https://t.co/cQvL9n5wJW

10/06/20

Wellbeing Wednesday: (Tweet 2 of 2) Links: Anxiety UK : https://t.co/9EYqoB1nvI Men's Health Forum : https://t.co/wv4OKkVS11 Mind : https://t.co/OhcG8uZQYw

10/06/20

Wellbeing Wednesday: (Tweet 1 of 2) We focus on using the APPLE technique to notice and challenge thoughs and worries. https://t.co/NlCztBEYBD.

Drama

Examination Board: Pearson Edexcel

Exact Course Title: BTEC Level1/2 Tech Award in Performing Arts (Acting)

Why should I choose to study drama?

You will love the subject and enjoy performing or want to pursue a career in the Performing Arts Industry. Equally you may want to develop the social and communication skills needed in everyday life. Drama develops the individual, teaches you a wide range of transferable skills giving you the confidence to succeed in all you do.

What will I learn?

There are 3 components – Exploring the Performing Arts; Developing Skills and Techniques in the Performing Arts; and Performing to a Brief. During the course you will study a variety of drama techniques and learn about performance skills and qualities. You will develop your own personal management skills such as motivation, but you will also learn how to work as a team. From a subject specific point of view you will focus on use of voice and movement, drama techniques and strategies, the rehearsal and performance process. You will be able to work as a solo performer as well as a member of an ensemble and you will understand how a performance is created from the initial ideas to the final curtain.

What will be expected of me?

Marks for your controlled assessment components will come from diary entries, teacher observations, essays, PowerPoints, video evidence, working as a team and rehearsing and refining your work. You will need to be able to work with a wide variety of people – not just your friends. Furthermore, you will need to be able to take criticism, direction, recognise your own strengths and weaknesses as a performer, be prepared to set targets and work towards achieving them.

What skills will I develop?

Confidence, communication, self-motivation, social skills, team work and collaboration are central to the course as well. You will develop and learn technical skills and techniques, such as voice and movement, performance skills and awareness of audience, review and evaluation skills, as well as learning about the performing arts industry and how actors prepare for a performance and their role in a production.

How will I be assessed?

Controlled Assessment – 70% (Components 1 and 2) and External Assessment – 30% (Component 3).

 

Component 1 – Exploring the Performing Arts:

 

Examination of practitioners’ work and the processes used to create performance

A – Examine professional practitioners’ performance work

A1 – Professional practitioners’ performance material, influences, creative outcomes and purpose

                A2 – Practitioners’ roles, responsibilities and skills

 

B – Explore interrelationships between constituent features of existing performance material

                B1 – Processes used in performance

                B2 – Techniques and approaches used in performance

 

Tasks and Evidence

A - Watch live and/or recorded performances

  • Analyse performances in three different performance styles
  • Explore roles and responsibilities, creative intention, key influences and purpose
  • Make comparisons between stylistic qualities, using examples as evidence
  • Explore how practitioners contribute to the performance process and how their roles and responsibilities differ depending on performance, style and outcome

    Extended writing (essay), blog or PowerPoint presentation

    B – Participate in practical workshops:

  • The processes, techniques and approaches used by practitioners
  • The interrelationships between constituent features within the performance work

    Teacher observations, recordings of workshops and extended writing (essay), blog or PowerPoint presentation

     

     

    Component 2 – Developing Skills and Techniques in the Performing Arts:

     

    Develop performing arts skills and techniques through the reproduction of acting

    A – Develop skills and techniques for performance

                    A1 – Development of physical, vocal and interpretative skills

                    A2 – Develop skills and techniques during the rehearsal process

    B – Apply skills and techniques in rehearsal and performance

                    B1 – Application of skills and techniques during rehearsal

                    B2 – Application of skills and techniques in performance

    C – Review own development and performance

                    C1 – Review own development of skills and techniques for performance

                    C2 – Review own application of skills and techniques in performance

     

    Tasks and Evidence

    A – Workshops and Classes

  • Select a performance genre and associated style
  • Discuss technical and interpretative skills required. Focus on specific skills and techniques needed
  • Develop technical and interpretative skills and techniques through workshops and classes
  • Apply rehearsal skills during workshops and classes, refine work and demonstrate teamwork skills

    Teacher observations, recordings of workshops and classes, self and peer observations

    B – Apply skills and techniques by reproducing a performance extract:

  • Learn and memorise a performance
  • Apply technical, stylistic and interpretative skills in performance

    Teacher observations, recordings of rehearsals and performances

    C – Review own progress

    Use recordings and diary entries to review progress – explore strengths and areas for improvement in terms of skills and techniques

    Logbook including: video evidence; rehearsal, development and performance notes (diary entries); strengths and areas for improvement; and target setting

     

     

    Component 3 – Performing to a Brief:

     

    Create and present a performance in response to the exam brief

    A – Developing ideas in response to a brief

                    A1 – Understand how to respond to a brief through discussion and practical exploration

    B – Selecting and developing skills and techniques for performance

    B1 – Demonstrate how to select and develop performance skills and techniques needed to realise the creative ideas in response to the brief

    C – Participate in a performance

                    C1 – Performance skills and techniques

                    C2 – Work effectively with others

                    C3 – Communicating ideas through performance

    D – Evaluating the development process and performance outcome

                    D1 – Reflect on the process

                    D2 – Reflect on the outcome

     

     

    Where will this qualification lead me?

    Students who have taken BTEC Performing Arts at this level often go on to study a level 3 course at college/sixth form, others just take away the life skills they have learnt and developed and follow other courses.