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Name of Faculty: Creative Arts

Name of Department: Dance

Members of Staff:

Name Responsibility e-Mail Address

Miss R Choolun

Amelia Knight

Head of Dance

Teacher of Dance

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We aim to empower all students with the opportunity to excel by providing a safe and fun environment to experience dance.  Importance is placed on making links to the social, cultural and historical context of dance. Dance has a unique role to play in the curriculum by combining physical skills with imagination and creativity.  The subject is very popular with boys and girls at Hendon. Students experience a wide range of different Dance styles through different units of work. Students develop their technical, creative, analytical/observational skills by working individually, in pairs and in groups.

 

We encourage students to co-operate and work together to keep each other safe, to support mutual respect and to develop confidence in working with and sharing their work with others.

 

We provide an extensive year-round extra-curricular programme, a packed schedule consisting of a variety of different opportunities like school productions, dance competitions and performances as well as school trips, visiting the west end and other regular theatre trips.

 

The Dance department has a partnership link with Saddlers Wells, Students have worked with Re-Bourne- Matthew Bournes professional company, Zoo Nation, Impact Dance.  We have a resident Break Dancer from the Jack Petchy Foundation funded by the Royal Academy of Dance where students learn from a current professional in the industry.

 

Dance Education  

 

  • increase their confidence and self-esteem
  • employ the skills of problem solving and creativity
  • make knowledgeable decisions about dance in education
  • Development of analysis skills
  • Creativity
  • Fitness

 

Year 7

Dancers Tool kit: Exploring simple action and dynamic choreographic skills through the teaching of a motif.

 

Then and Now: Students will explore Dance styles and crazes from the 1920s, 1940s 1960s 1990s and Dance today. Students will create a dance based on one of the craze from THEN and fuse it with a style from NOWs, selecting actions, space, dynamics and relationships.

 

Street Project : Students explore different forms of Street Dance such as Parkour, Acro-Dance , gymnastics and narrative dance.

 

Year 8

African Dance- a celebration of Black History Month: Students learn about Historical influences on African Dance. Students learn about rhythm, social and communicative dance such as body percussion as well as studying about a world famous choreographer Alvin Aliey and Contemporary Dance.

 

World and Identity: Learning and creating Dance in different styles from different countries and different cultures eg- Salsa, Bollywood, Bharatya-Natyam, Greek, Capeoria, Breakdance, Street Dance.

Arts Award- Accredited arts project.

Year 9

MTV dance videos- Learning how to use film and camera techniques to enhance Dance. Students explore and learn how to edit Dance and use special effects to enhance students own Dance choreographies.

 

The Art of Choreography- Students create a whole class choreography based on a Set theme.

 

The Healthy Dancer- Students develop their own training program and explore the impact of lifestyle and fitness.  

Key Stage 4  GCSE DANCE

GCSE Dance (4230) helps students develop technical and expressive skills as well as knowledge and understanding of dance through performance, choreography and critical appreciation of dance.

It allows students to actively and physically demonstrate their abilities through the controlled assessment, the practical exam, and written exam.

 

Students in year 10 have been given an exciting opportunity to participate in the Dance leaders accredited course.

 

KEY STAGE 5 and A LEVEL DANCE, BTEC Performing Arts  

Anatomy

Technical study

Performance and Choreography

Analysis of different set works

Written examination and practical examination. 

 

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Welcome to Hendon School's Creative Arts Department

 

We cover five main subjects based on self creativity, please click the links below to have a more detailed look at what these cover

 

Art

Dance

Drama

Music

Photography

English

Aims and our philosophy:

In English, we aim to ensure that Hendon students achieve to the very fullest of their potential whilst imparting to them a genuine passion for reading and the study of literature. In addition, we create exciting, extra-curricular opportunities where students can become involved in a range of creative activities.

 

KS3 Curriculum:

Terms:

Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

Autumn 1

Autumn 2



Spring 1


Spring 2


Summer 1


Summer 2

-  Autobiography and ‘Boy’

- Introduction to Poetry

 
- The Iron Giant

 

- Two Weeks with the Queen

- Language Unit

 
- The Chocolate Project

- History of the English Language

- Poetry from Other Cultures

 - Frankenstein (Play Script)

 
- Novel

- Non-Fiction Analysis

 
- A Midsummer Night’s Dream

- Varieties of Writing.


-  Writing Well

 
-  Science Fiction

 

-  Of Mice and Men (GCSE)

 
-  Of Mice and Men (GCSE)

 
- English Today (GCSE)

Over the course of our three year key stage 3 course,

 

We aspire to impart a love of reading and enjoyment of English from the beginning of Year 7. Our texts are carefully selected to provide challenging, relevant and enjoyable learning opportunities throughout the Key Stage. Students will commence their GCSE course half way through Year 9.

KS4 Curriculum:

Syllabus:

Exam:

Controlled assessment:

Edexcel

   

Single English

English Language

English Literature

40%

40%

75%

60%

60%

25%

Terms:

Year 10

Single English                 Double English

Year 11

Single  English                             Double English

Autumn 1

 

Autumn 2

 

Spring 1

 

Spring 2

 

   Summer 1

 

Summer 2

English Today

 

English Today

 

Of Mice and men

 

Romeo & Juliet

 

Transactional Writing

 
English Today

English Today

 

English Today

 

Spoken Word

 

Spoken Word

 

Animal Farm

 

Animal Farm

English Today

 

Of Mice and Men Revision

 
Romeo and Juliet Revision

Poetry

 

Creative Writing

 

Exam Preparation

Poetry

 

Poetry

 

Romeo & Juliet

 
A View from the Bridge


Exam Preparation

Students study the GCSE Edexcel specification.

We feel that this, coupled with our tailored delivery, affords all students the chance to achieve to the maximum of their potential. All students study ‘Of Mice and Men’ and the ‘English Today’ unit. From this point, students will follow either the double English, or single English, course.

KS5 curriculum:

Syllabus:

Exam:

Coursework:

Edexcel English Literature AS/A2.

Unit 1: Exploration in Prose and Poetry.

Unit 3: Interpretations in Prose and Poetry.

Unit 2: Exploration in Drama.

Unit 4: Reflections in Literary studies.

Terms:

Teacher 1                Year 12       Teacher 2

Teacher 1                        Year 13             Teacher 2

Autumn 1

 

Autumn 2

 

Spring 1

 

Spring 2

 

Summer 1

 

Summer2

Prose

 

Prose

 

Poetry

 

Poetry

 

Unseen Prose

 

Study Leave

Drama Coursework

Drama Coursework

 
Drama Coursework

 
Unseen Poetry

 
Drama Coursework

 

Study Leave

War theme: Prose

 

War theme: Prose

 

War theme: Poetry

 

War theme: Poetry

 

Unseen Poetry

 

Study Leave

Reflections in Literary Study

Reflections in Literary Study

 
Reflections in Literary Study

 
Unseen Prose

 

Unseen Prose

 

Study Leave

In the A Level course, Students study a variety of heritage and contemporary English Literature texts. They will develop their critical skills and will learn to appreciate the contextual aspects of their studied texts. Where possible, their studies will be accompanied by extra-curricular trips, such as to the theatre.

English outside the Classroom:

Jenifer Cameron, our Cross/Extra curricular Co-ordinator, ensures that there are a range of exciting, English-related activities for students to get involved in. This has included frequent trips to the cinema and theatre, as well as the School’s consistently successful participation in a London-wide, poetry slam. Watch this space for developments!

Members of the English department:

Cameron Dunham – Head of Faculty – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Alexia Killgren – 2nd in-charge of Faculty – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Jennifer Cameron – Head of cross/extra Curricular activities – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Dawn Hollingworth – Intervention Co-ordinator – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Robert Heath – English teacher/director of 6th Form – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Malgosia Wachowska – English Teacher – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Anna Beames – English Teacher – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Andrea Panteli – English Teacher – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Swarbani Das – English Teacher – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Roxanne Lashley – English Teacher/Head of year 9 – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

For further information, including trip enquiries for current students, please email Head of Faculty

Reading Lists: Available on request

           

Name of Faculty: Design & Technology

Members of Staff:

Ms. S. Fisch (Head of Department) (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
Mr. A. Theodorou (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Mr. R. Holly (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Mr. A. Faith (Technician): (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

 

About Department: Product Design at Hendon School mainly focuses on the Resistant Materials and Graphic Design specialist areas, although the subject can be explored through all material specialisms offered within the Design and Technology faculty. Students can choose Product Design as a GCSE course or for A Level.

 

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GCSE Product Design (AQA)

 

This is a modular course consisting of 2 Controlled Assessment units, one practical examination and one written examination. Throughout the course pupils will build on existing skills and knowledge learned at Key Stage 3, and they will be introduced to new areas of experience such as technical drawing, design awareness and marketing. As Product Design is not limited to a particular area of Design Technology; students are allowed to choose and explore all areas studied at Key Stage 3. They will be able to design and make original and creative products, using a range of materials from areas of Design and Technology. Through looking at iconic designers and their products students will explore ways in which aesthetic, technical, economic, environmental, ethical and social dimensions interact to shape designing and making. They will be able to produce practical solutions to needs, wants and opportunities, recognising their impact on cultures, society and the quality of life.

This course allows students to access A-levels in Design or Graphics.

 

A Level Product Design (AQA)

Throughout the course students have the opportunity to study, propose and realise prototype solutions closely linked to the real world of product manufacture in a range of material areas. Recognising the routes that are pursued at GCSE, students can continue their studies either exclusively or as a combination of focus material areas. Throughout AS and A2, students explore the world of contemporary design, new technologies and modern materials. They are encouraged to develop design solutions, which are trialled and tested with working models and prototypes. Design thinking skills, financial capability, enterprise and entrepreneurial skills are also developed through a variety of activities. The course consists of four modules: At AS level students complete a controlled assessment unit and complete the Innovation Challenge (practical exam). At A2 students complete another Controlled assessment and sit a two part written exam.

This course could lead to a placement on an Art Foundation course or a degree in any design related subject, including architecture.

 

 

Other Information: We always aim to enhance the subject by offering extra-curricular activities run after school on some days of the week. There is also a weekly study session, which allows students to either catch up with coursework or to further enhance it. During the year we organise educational visits as well as workshops run by external visitors, which enable students to fully understand the importance of design and its impact on society

 

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