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27/05/20

Wellbeing Wednesday (3 of 3): ‘Down Dog ‘is an app currently for free to students based around Yoga and really is fun and relaxing When students log on they should be sure to use their school email address so that there is no charge. https://t.co/ToOWOe1AOe

27/05/20

Wellbeing Wednesday (2 of 3) A great link it to support us is https://t.co/YLg6dU7jtH Some really useful info around Wellbeing and a short quiz for students to take that gives feedback on their own wellbeing at this point in time.

27/05/20

Wellbeing Wednesday (1 of 3): Support during the Covid-19 outbreak. Below is a website that contains information and suggests activities relating specifically to Covid-19 and managing our anxious thoughts and feelings. https://t.co/gD2lc84b7k

15/05/20

Year 9 and 10 students have been hard at work this week creating fantastic bakes and showing amazing skills. Lucky families to have these impressive chefs in the house! https://t.co/MtLmS7Ijz9

15/05/20

Year 9 and 10 students have been hard at work this week creating fantastic bakes and showing amazing skills. Lucky families to have these impressive chefs in the house! https://t.co/P7BcO55tqj

15/05/20

Year 9 and 10 students have been hard at work this week creating fantastic bakes and showing amazing skills. Lucky families to have these impressive chefs in the house! https://t.co/kv7ysWX6AA

15/05/20

Year 11 Hospitality & Catering student completes her Food Allergy on line training with the Food Standards Agency – Massive congratulations to Sophia, this is not an easy course so well done! https://t.co/IkXBD15JRc https://t.co/td2ahWXZaP

13/05/20

Wellbeing Wednesday: Mindfulness can move thoughts and feelings as you focus on something that engages your senses. These moments will allow you to be present in the here and now and will allow you to reset your mind. https://t.co/xxmwTyR1wX

07/05/20

Home Learning Tweet 3 of 3 - Hospitality & Catering students have submitted photographs of their recent bakes and meals made at home. Lucky families to have such talented chefs at home! https://t.co/vgQ05hkZ24

07/05/20

Home Learning Tweet 2 of 3 - Hospitality & Catering students have submitted photographs of their recent bakes and meals made at home. Lucky families to have such talented chefs at home! https://t.co/I7jXB6RnEh

07/05/20

Home Learning Tweet 1 of 3 - Hospitality & Catering students have submitted photographs of their recent bakes and meals made at home. Lucky families to have such talented chefs at home! https://t.co/FYYRAotsKN

07/05/20

Retweeted From National Online Safety

Throughout the pandemic we are spending more time online at home, and with that comes dangers. 💻 Our latest online risks series feature takes a look at online grooming and the steps we can take to protect our children from it >> https://t.co/EbhnRQx4Xv https://t.co/Hb6f1IcULJ

06/05/20

Wellbeing Wednesday - CDS students focus on resilience. We celebrate 75 years since the end of WWII on Friday when resilience was quickly learnt and people adapted. This won't last forever! https://t.co/ruVikjQphp https://t.co/HuJLK6u32J

06/05/20

Wellbeing Wednesday - Areas of resilience: Be positive; be focused; be flexible; be organised; be proactive. Tips: Make connections; keep a daily routine; self-care; set achievable goals; think of yourself positively. https://t.co/USjjkC4aQI

05/05/20

Home Learning – Art - Tweet 3 of 3 Students were given the brief to draw a bug of their choice and decorate, using doodle designs; being creative. Here are photographs of some of the submissions. Great artwork and imagination! https://t.co/56ZwYrG1AT

05/05/20

Home Learning – Art - Tweet 2 of 3 Students were given the brief to draw a bug of their choice and decorate, using doodle designs; being creative. Here are photographs of some of the submissions. Great artwork and imagination! https://t.co/XOyoaLCrQb

05/05/20

Home Learning – Art - Tweet 1 of 3 Students were given the brief to draw a bug of their choice and decorate, using doodle designs; being creative. Here are photographs of some of the submissions. Great artwork and imagination! https://t.co/QuE3trVXJY

04/05/20

Look at this amazing birthday cake made by a Year 9 Hospitality & Catering student, for her practical submission. Chocolate cake with Nutella icing dyed in blue food colouring. What a fantastic surprise for her brother! https://t.co/Od5cj3FSxf

04/05/20

Home Learning - Year 9 and 10 Hospitality and Catering students were extremely busy last week making mouth watering creations. Check out these photographs. https://t.co/FPVlXwXGZm

04/05/20

Retweeted From East Kent Hospitals

Daisy Dorman, from Broadstairs, has created a music video to say thank you to NHS staff working on the frontline of the coronavirus outbreak🤩 To see her video that has had 22,000 views go to: https://t.co/DSedDJRh80 Read more: https://t.co/iKmCtEpGFT

01/05/20

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01/05/20

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From : With Google Stadia offering 2 free months of its 'Stadia Pro' during , here are some tips to keep children safe whilst playing on Google's flagship game streaming platform. ⬇️ https://t.co/iaEY1rxgeW

28/04/20

Home learning – The Dad of a Year 9 hospitality student had an amazing treat made for him by his daughter on his birthday. Fabulous design and finishing skills. https://t.co/TS8VXoQfsY

28/04/20

Home learning – William in Year 7 has been working hard on his home learning. Check out these photographs. Keep up the good work William! https://t.co/6LB91h7mDk

24/04/20

Brilliant Club News – Year 9 & 10 students have passed their Brilliant Club project on Germline Editing with a number achieving the highest possible grade. Students will have their Graduation Trip to look forward to soon! https://t.co/nrztMF2mpu

22/04/20

Wellbeing Wednesday - Click on this link to show you how with just a few minutes per day Mindfulness will help and support you. Even if it this isn’t for you, it may help you or someone in your family in the future. https://t.co/34hPNcgAaF

22/04/20

Wellbeing Wednesday See the attached benefits of mindfulness https://t.co/34hPNcgAaF https://t.co/CywAZDCOBs

21/04/20

Home Learning – Hospitality & Catering Year 9 beautifully decorated spring cake. https://t.co/89R4z7k88A

15/04/20

Home Learning in History – After finishing his history home learning and assignment, Josh in Year 7 continued by reading about Henry VIII. Great focus here from Josh, on continuing his learning at this time. https://t.co/G8qcahYTc3

15/04/20

Wellbeing Wednesday at CDS Please take a look at the reminder below for the five rules of wellbeing. https://t.co/qMzss9nVZM

15/04/20

Wellbeing Wednesday at CDS: Here are some links that may help your focus if you feel negative about our current situation. https://t.co/3xD64t5yGU https://t.co/HPIadfu0cN https://t.co/dDzqkxD6DO https://t.co/n4E6Of2O3e https://t.co/ATcpxcSPJA

14/04/20

Exciting times ahead for three Y10 students who have been offered places to work with mentors from St Hugh’s College at Oxford University. The will will also have a brief residential stay to experience life at Oxford University! What a great opportunity!

14/04/20

Check out the Headstart Resilience Hub link below; there are some great tips and advice for parents/carers to help support young people at this challenging time. https://t.co/CFn6GeeFsr https://t.co/mLevGzRX7g

14/04/20

The TTRS battle between Year 7 and 8 continues, finishing at 3pm on Friday 24 April. Year 7 is currently in the lead! Students should get logged on and get competing!! https://t.co/pY9PEkyCZr

09/04/20

Home learning – A Year 9 science project to research each planet in the solar system and create a poster. https://t.co/P2Z40ZwKDR

08/04/20

Competition time! Thanet Wanderers Rugby Club has set up challenges for you to complete. There are a host of quizzes to test rugby knowledge. There are weekly prizes to be won which are being sent out to winners! https://t.co/qUEx8E9TW8 https://t.co/NngmeQ2zSp

08/04/20

"CDS Wellbeing Wednesday" Please open and take a look at these words of encouragement to our community at this time. https://t.co/GqgN5SouDa

08/04/20

"CDS Wellbeing Wednesday" A great link offering support to students at this time. https://t.co/YLg6dU7jtH

08/04/20

"Wellbeing Wednesday at CDS" ‘Down Dog’ is an app that you can download for free and is based around Yoga. Have a go! It is both fun and relaxing! If students log on with their school email address there is no charge https://t.co/ToOWOe1AOe

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.