At The Royal Liberty School, we believe that development in the Creative Arts enables students to access all areas of the curriculum with more confidence and success. The Creative Arts fuel innovation and imagination, developing lifelong skills that help enable a student’s perception, understanding, productivity, and well-being.
The Creative Arts Faculty includes Music, Drama, and Art. The Arts subjects are an incredibly important part of The Royal Liberty School and contribute a huge amount to the positive ethos of the school. We offer a vast range of creative and performance opportunities for pupils of all abilities.
Music is all around us. It is the soundtrack to our lives. Music connects us through people and places in our ever-changing world. At The Royal Liberty School, we highly value Music and the way it is creative, collaborative, celebratory, and challenging. Music brings our students together through the shared endeavour of singing, ensemble playing, creating, and through the love of listening to friends and fellow pupils performing. The joy of music-making feeds the soul of our school community, enriching each student while strengthening the shared bonds of support and trust that make a great school. Music at Royal Liberty enables students to learn how to think creatively and critically and promotes personal, social, cultural, and intellectual development.
Key Stage Three
By the end of Key Stage 3 (Year 9), pupils will have:
Key Stage Four
GCSE Music enables learners to explore performance and composition with a focus on their own instrument and genre choices and offers the opportunity to explore new instrumental skills. Through the various genres, styles, and eras contained in our Areas of Study, students will :
Areas of Study Include: The Concerto Through Time, Film Music, Conventions of Pop, Rhythms of the World
At Royal Liberty, we believe Art is important as it gives students the platform to be creative and open-minded when formulating their own ideas. Art enables students the chance to come up with their own opinions and become reflective learners. We teach our pupils Art because creative thinking is a skill in itself. We teach Art because it praises making mistakes and being experimental, taking calculated risks which are transferable skills in all walks of life. We teach Art because at its core Art is about ‘saying something’, whether that is personal, political, religious, or spiritual. Art empowers students to express themselves and become more aware of their own sense of self.
Key Stage Three
In Key Stage Three students will be reinforcing the learning from primary school looking at the fundamentals of Art and then in year 8 exploring a range of materials and mediums, learning about art from different cultures.
Key Stage Four
In Key Stage Four students will be becoming more independent and hopefully become the driving force of their own personal practice within the titles given for the portfolio work. They will continue to develop the skills that they have learned in Key Stage Three, both artistically and in writing ability. They will continue to make work using a range of mediums but will also be working to become even more reflective learners of their own work and the work of artists and art movements.