creative beginnings

Creative beginnings full course summary

This report demonstrates the key skills your child will cover over the academic year. These reflect a summary of the scheme of work in each discipline. If for any reason your child has been absent or missed certain areas, they will be covered again in due course.





Active listening



Staging and blocking


Energy, concentration and trust exercises

Using the voice correctly



Tableaux exercises


Vocal delivery and projection





Physicality, presence and body language



Simple and advanced improvisation

Using centres correctly

Mime and mask


Devised Theatre


Monologues, duologues and soliloquies

Theatre terminology


Simple and advanced scripts


Performance styles drawing on a range of practitioners







Vocal warm-ups

Creating own choreography to a range of themes

Effectively using stage space

Breathing techniques

Creating own melody using a range of techniques

Strengthening a performer’s core

Solos and duets

Dance sequences from a range of styles

Basic music theory: pitch match to a range of key changes

Song analysis and context

Vocal skills

Physical warm-ups


Singing styles from a range of old and new musical genres

Performance presence

Song writing

Connecting the breath with voice

Sing with good posture and alignment

Acting through song

Projection and tone in speech and song

Self-expression through song and dance





Confidence with the camera


Camera motion

Types of shot and referring to a shot list

Talking and acting truthfully on camera

Continuity techniques

Film making including documentary, horror, adventure, comedy and film trailers

Using a clapperboard

Developing credible characters

Using a camera



Using a sound kit

Devising a short film

Scripting a short film


Directing the action

Commercial castings

Different roles of a film crew

Audition preparation

Shot composition

Visual storytelling


Editing film

Make a music video



Key Learning Outcomes for all classes


  • Confidence and self-esteem
  • Communication and self-expression
  • Awareness
  • Concentration
  • Teamwork and group collaboration
  • Relationship building
  • Trust
  • New friendships
  • Speaking clearly with confidence
  • Active and reflective listening
  • Decision making
  • Giving and accepting constructive feedback
  • Positivity
  • Courage to perform in front of peers


Our partners

Film forever
Creative England
Creative Scotland
European Commission
Northern Ireland Screen
Creative Skill Set
Wales Screen