Year 9 Arts

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Subject Description

Teacher in Charge: S. Belcher.

During the year, students complete 13 week blocks in 3 areas: Visual Arts, Dance/Drama and Music.

Visual Arts

An introduction to the Visual Arts. Students will explore key elements and principles within visual art. A range of media and techniques will be used to create original artwork. Projects will be based on the creative processes of established artists.


An introduction to the Performing Arts of Dance and Drama. The course aims to build social and performance confidence by focusing on the practical. Students will be taught improvising and devising skills, with the emphasis on group co-operation and participation. There is a focus on creating original work and exploring where both dance and drama came from and where they fit into society today.


An introduction to Music. Students will gain practical knowledge of music through listening to and responding to a wide range of music. They will learn skills in playing music and will acquire understanding of how music is composed. They will have opportunities to create and make music and will reflect on the effectiveness of their own and other’s compositions and performances.

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Visual Arts : $15.00 sketchbooks/pencils
Music: $10.00 workbook/workshops


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An individual course will only run if sufficient students are accepted into the course.

All approvals for courses through this system are subject to satisfactory achievement in remaining internal standards and external examinations. Course Confirmation Day will run at the start of next year, where final approval for each course will be confirmed.