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At Lincoln Academy we all value the importance of the Performing Arts. A solid base of knowledge, skills and understanding in music and drama ensure that our students gain the zest to be creative and also appreciate the creativity of others throughout their life. Students are increasingly confident performers who take pride in their creations.  They articulate the value of all aspects of producing a final product and its specific place in social, historical and economic contexts. Coherent understanding is built upon the three threads of performing arts; creating/composing, performing/presenting and listening/appreciating.  Our curriculum adds to each of these concepts in a hierarchical approach.


Year 7 Performance – Drama  


Module 1 - Introduction to drama

  • Building knowledge of drama elements through games 
  • Practical workshops exploring elements to build confidence
  • Reading and interpreting extracts of script

Module 2 - Greek theatre 

  • Greek myth; Orpheus and the underworld. 
  • Greek theatre devices such as chorus movement and dialogue
  • Historical context of theatre beginnings 
  • reading and interpreting scripted works 

Module 3 - The world of Harry Potter 

  • Character traits through hot seating and role on the wall.
  • Developing a back story 
  • Reading and interpreting script
  • Performing from memory  

Module 4

  • Exploring empathy through theatre. Script: The Terrible Fate of Humpty Dumpty.
  • Exploring character through hot seating 
  • Use of flashback and freeze frame

Module 5

  • A Midsummer Night's Dream character exploration 
  • Monologue 

Module 6 

  • Blues and improvisation

Year 8 Music

Module 1 - Pop goes the classics part 1 

  • Learning to play Pachelbel’s Canon using keyboards. 
  • Improving awareness of notes on the keyboard and hand coordination.
  • Timing within an ensemble
  • Chord creation and recognition
  • Understanding major and minor chords
  • Knowledge of baroque features such as instrumentation, texture and compositional devices. 

Module 2 - Pop goes the classics part 2 

  • Revamping a ground bass, students arrange and sequence a backing track.
  • Write and record a rap using technology on recycling using rhyming couplets.
  • Put both aspects together. 

Module 3 - Popular Music Performance 

  • Students perform a piece of music from a lead sheet. 
  • Using different chord sequences on Piano & Guitar 
  • Bass – sustained root notes and rhythmic interest   
  • Drum kit – 4/4 beats including fills  
  • Vocals - lead and backing    

Module 4 - Reggae Performance  

  • Syncopation 
  • Reading rhythm
  • Independence in an ensemble. 
  • Keyboard – syncopated chords 
  • Bass riff 
  • Drum kit 4/4 syncopated beat
  • Vocals 

Module 5 - Composition 

  • Using notation software 
  • Reading music notation 
  • Creating a chord sequence 
  • Using chords to create melodies. 

Module 6 - Composing or Performing

  • Students use knowledge and skills to create a final piece. 

Year 8 Drama

Modules 1 and 2 - Room 13. 

  • Building tension through scriptwriting and production.
  • Use of tension graphs 
  • Using stimuli 
  • Incorporating sound effects 
  • reading and interpreting script

Modules 2 and 3

Exploring genres: 

  • Comedy, physical theatre, naturalism, epic theatre. 
  • building knowledge of practitioners 

Modules 4 and 5

Theatre in Education. 

  • Performing didactic drama using research
  • understanding of audience and society.
  • using multimedia to engage audience 
  • monologue
  • developing script 

Year 9

Students in Year 9 develop and extend the knowledge, skills and understanding grounded in Years 7 and 8 in an increasingly creative way.  This allows opportunity for students to develop their confidence and imaginative skills during practical activities.  Students become progressively independent as they explore and master technique as well as appreciate and evaluate the work of others.

Teachers encourage and support creativity.  They scaffold learning through a mixture of techniques that include modelling of creative processes through demonstration, sharing and evaluating ideas and directed research for planning.  Stimuli, including from the wider world, helps students explore and express their own thoughts.  This inspires creative thought processes that students continue to develop. 


Module 1

History of Music 

  • Periods 
  • Portfolio Typical features Appraising 
  • Focus on baroque - Canon – practical 

Module 2

  • Jazz & Blues – Performance practical Jackass Blues 
  • Funk & Soul – Performance Practical Superstition 
  • Portfolio Typical features of both genres A

Module 3

  • Stadium Rock – Appraising  
  • Synth Pop  - Composition and performance 
  • Portfolio Typical features of both genres A

Module 4

  • Reggae – performance practical 
  • Typical features of the genre A

Module 5

  • Film Music - Sibelius composition 
  • Minimalism – Sibelius Composition 
  • Portfolio Typical features of the genre A

Module 6

  • Grime – DAW Composition 
  • EDM  - DAW Composition 
  • Portfolio Typical features of the genre A


Modules 1 and 2

  • Pitching a product

Modules 3 and 4

  • Devised work

Modules 5 and 6

  • Scripted performance

Year 10 Music

BTEC Music


Year 11 Music

BTEC Music

Year 10 Drama


Year 11 Performing Arts

Technical Award Performing Arts