CEPA Curriculum intent
The Creative Expressive Performing Arts department aims to deliver a unique and individually tailored curriculum that reflects what it is to be an Alder Granger.
We are passionate about building each students’ technical, constructive and expressive skills while providing each student the opportunity to make artistic decisions, be creative and discover their passions.
Our curriculum intent aims to ensure that all pupils at Alder Grange are able to:
Access an inclusive broad range of subjects providing a learning environment in which all students can refine and build on their natural creativity and talents in music, drama and media
We are committed to removing all barriers to learning so our students can take risks, work collaboratively and autonomously, and reflect on their learning journey, providing both traditional and vocational pathways.
Discover and develop their knowledge and passions through carefully designed schemas, where students access and experience a wide variety of topics including explorations of ‘the greats’, modern day specialists and historical periods. We aim to encourage our students to learn to use their voices, to create,compose and devise on their own and with others, have the opportunity to learn skills within our specific disciplines in a variety of styles and cultures, use technology appropriately, have the opportunity to progress to the next level of excellence and understand key themes and theories that are interleaved throughout the delivery of the curriculum.
Be prepared for the future allowing students to experience a wide variety of topics and cultures, to identify and progress their talents in lesson time, through extra-curricular activities, trips and links to industry professionals. Students are encouraged to be confident, resilient, and adaptive members of our school and wider community develop vital leadership, teamwork and independent learning skills and build a lifelong love of the subject.This in turn, prepares our students for further study or their chosen career pathway.
Be good citizens where students are provided with a safe environment to explore their identity, be resilient, problem solve and discuss relevant issues in a respectful manner, whilst developing their expressive meaning, their understanding of the topics and global and national cultural aspects.
The curriculum is intended to promote and value equally, the following cross-curricular themes:
- Culture & the Arts
- STEM & Digital technology
- Language Mastery
- Wellbeing – both physical, mental and social
- Spiritual, moral, social and cultural awareness & Citizenship
- Critical thinking
- Independent learning skills
- Extra curricular projects