Creative Arts

Welcome to the Creative Arts

We are happy to present the newly formed faculty of creative and performing arts which incorporates art, music and drama.
As a team of teachers we are dedicated to providing a quality and engaging learning experience. All lessons are designed to encourage creativity with constant opportunities for self-expression. With this comes a greater sense of well-being for students; developing skills in communication, resilience and raising self-esteem as well as subject skills and knowledge.
Homework is set regularly which is designed to cement skills and knowledge from lessons, and to further prepare for coursework and assessments. We offer as many outside art experiences as possible to reach out to all yea groups. Such as theatre trips, in house theatre performance, guest practitioners and art gallery visits.



Miss Claire Litttlewood (Head of Creative Arts, teacher of drama)

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Key Stage 3

The drama course at key stage 3 provides students with the necessary skills and knowledge to access the Btec course in key stage 4. Drama at KS3 is about developing SMSC through a range of creative thinking, group and performing activities. We follow the skills of the actor and by learning the actors trade we can develop for life.
We explore themes of bullying, prejudice, historical, scripts, mask, physical theatre and much more throughout KS3.


If you would like further information about the topics and themes being taught please contact: Claire Littlewood

Key Stage 4

Edexcel Btec – Acting

BTEC Technical Award in Performing Arts can help you take your first steps towards a career onstage or behind the scenes. You’ll learn essential skills such as acting, dance and musical performance, stage management, production and set design.
Edexcel Btec DRAMA consist of 3 distinct units:
Component 1 – Exploring the Performing Arts
Component 2 – Developing Skills and Techniques in the Performing Arts
Component 3 Performing to a Brief

Btec Acting is assessed in the following way:


Enrichment Opportunities for Drama and Music

Please see the current Academy Enrichment Programme Booklet for details of enrichment opportunities in this subject area.
We run a Youth Theatre program RATPAC Redcar Academy, Theatrical Performing Arts Company where music and Drama work hand in hand to showcase 2 performances per year. This happens in summer with a ‘Musical Mash up’ and at Christmas with the traditional Pantomime.

We established in 2013 and have produced the following shows

This year’s panto is…. Aladdin! We have cast and rehearsals are underway – Oh yes they are!

In previous years we have performed:
Jack and the Beanstalk 2016
Dick Whittington 2015
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs 2014
Cinderella 2013

Summer Mash ups
The sound of Music, Oklahoma &Annie 2016
Joseph, Cabaret & les Miserable 2015
7 Brides for 7 Brothers, Billy Elliot and We Will Rock You 2014
Grease, Blood Brothers & Cats 2013



Mrs Sally Geldard (music teacher)

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Key Stage 3

Music is currently not being delivered at KS3. This is temporary and we hope to be offering music at KS3 again for September 2018.

If you would like further information please contact: Mrs Geldard or Miss Littlewood

Key Stage 4

BTEC Firsts in Music can help you take your first steps towards a career in the music industry. You’ll learn essential skills from performing and composing to producing, sound engineering and promoting a new track, album or concert
Edexcel Btec Music consist of 3 distinct units:




Mrs Hannah Dunne
Mrs Melissa-Brant-Smith (Associate Principal & Art Teacher)
Mrs Sally Geldard

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Key Stage 3

During Key Stage 3, students will be introduced to a range of historical and contemporary art from around the world. We will introduce students to a wide range of materials, processes and techniques that will enable them to create exciting art work in both 2D and 3D. Students will develop their skills bother creatively and technically.


Key Stage 4

AQA Art & Design (4200)

GCSE Art and Design provides students with a wide range of creative, exciting and stimulating opportunities to explore their interests in ways that are both personally relevant and developmental in nature.
This two unit specification enables students to develop their ability to actively engage in the processes of Art and Design – to build creative skills through learning and doing, to develop imaginative and intuitive ways of working and develop knowledge and understanding of media, materials and technologies in historical and contemporary contexts, societies and cultures.


Enrichment Opportunities for Art

Awaiting update.