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The Faculty of Creative Arts joins the artistic areas of Art, Creative Media, Drama, Dance, Music and Photography together. We aim to offer students a broad and varied curriculum teaching not only artistic skills but giving students means and methods to explore their creative ideas. At the heart of what we strive to do is a clear philosophy of the importance of arts education – not only for emerging artists but as a training ground for creativity.
The Creative Arts are one of the most vital subject areas on any school’s curriculum. Their language is truly universal. Every culture explores its passions and fears through drama, dance, music and art. Regardless of gender, ability and belief, students respond intuitively to these modes of expression, and through them explore and communicate issues of morality and identity in a unique way, which enriches and personalizes their education. The social skills acquired during creative group work decision making, adaptability, negotiation, listening to options and the justification of your own ideas are imperative to personal development, arguably all other subject areas and the rapidly changing environment of the workplace.
Creative Arts Blog
Under the excellent guidance of Mrs Vanessa McCarty, students who took LAMDA (London Academy of Music and Drama Art) examinations at Tavistock College just before Christmas not only maintained the College’s 100% pass rate but exceeded it by every student gaining a Distinction! Mrs Pearson, Head of Creative Arts is delighted with the results; ‘These qualification results reflect hard work, rigorous rehearsal and a real depth of understanding in their area by the students – we are very proud of them Currently 35 students across years 7 through to 13 partake in LAMDA lessons with Mrs McCarty, stretching and challenging themselves in a range of areas from Public Speaking to Mime, Reading for Performance to Speaking of Verse and Prose. We are very pleased to be able to offer these opportunities to all students – not just those taking Drama as an option subject – as part of the wider curriculum at the college.’
Holly Kellock Year 13 House Captain for Bedford said, ‘I am very proud that I got a Distinction in Grade 8 mime; LAMDA has developed me as a person and performer and is a qualification highly respected by universities. I gained 30 UCAS points towards my application’
Tom Gourd, who achieved an impressive 98% in his exam said ‘I took LAMDA because it helps with confidence, it is great fun and it expands your communication and social skills as well as your drama skills. Lamda can open new opportunities to you not just taking exams and learning new drama skills but also being able to perform not just in shows but also in presentations and interviews, showing confidence to get involved in any situation’