Through study within the expressive arts curriculum area, students develop the perception and skills associated with investigation, self-expression and performance in the areas of art, music and drama. We aim to develop independent and confident creativity. We encourage students to develop the study skills required to follow individual lines of enquiry as well as the opportunity to work in collaboration with others. Students gain a wider awareness of the world around them through the development of cultural literacy which develops to form a growing understanding of our nation’s artistic heritage, as well as the traditions of the wider world. Students use this understanding to enrich and inform their own performances and works of art.
Within Expressive Arts we have the following facilities available to students: a curriculum area workroom; an art department workroom; three specialist art rooms; a sixth form art room; a photographic darkroom; an ICT room; a gallery space; two specialist drama studios; three specialist music rooms (one with equipped with PCs); five practice rooms and a digital recording studio.
There are afterschool activities in all expressive art subject areas: art club, drama club, various musical groups, the annual school musical, dance shows and a number of concerts. We also offer educational visits to the Pineapple Dance Studios, the London galleries and theatres.