For those students who become committed to the arts, gain great pleasure and enjoyment from these subjects and wish to take them to a higher level,  an arts option has been designed to meet their needs in the ‘Lumenus’ programme.

This course is open to students from Year 10 to Year 14 although young people are able to opt-in at any time, and follows an arts rich curriculum over a period of up to 5 years. The young people in Lumenus will take part in a number of theatre projects and performances in partnership with a range of organisations from the wider community for three days a week. They will have access to all the school’s resources but also the students and staff at Oldham Theatre Workshop. The group will also continue with a core of Literacy, Numeracy, Work Skills and Living Skills over a fixed period. During the remaining time students will receive a programme of arts rich projects.

In Year 1 Lumenus students discover the basic principles of skills development, rehearsal and performance in a variety of areas of the Performing Arts industry. Students have the opportunity to work at Oldham Theatre Workshop for a day and a half with specific time allocated for Dance Leaders, Arts Award, Theatre Tech, Costume and Props. Students have the opportunity for regular theatre visits, workshops with visiting artists and a thorough induction into the Lumenus pathway.

  • Skills Development—Discover Theatre Practice 1
  • Dance Leaders Level 1 (Year 1)
  • WJEC Creative Arts Certificate (Year 1)
  • Bronze Arts Award (Year 1)
  • Introduction to theatre tech (Year 1)
  • Introduction to Costume and Props (Year 1)

Performance Opportunities

  • Term 1—Main school show
  • Term 2—WJEC performance (Year1)
  • Term 3—Summer Showcase Performance

In Year 2 students discover in more depth the principles of skills development, rehearsal and performance in a variety of areas of the Performing Arts industry. Moving towards leading small workshops with their peers. Students will have the opportunity to work at Oldham Theatre Workshop for a day and a half with specific time allocated for Dance Leaders, Arts Award, Theatre Tech, Costume and Props. Where applicable accreditation will be completed in this year for Dance Leaders Level 1, WJEC Board and Bronze Arts Award . Students will have the opportunity for regular theatre visits, workshops with visiting artists and will begin to share their emerging skills with peers and younger students in school.

  • Skills Development—Discover Theatre Practice 2
  • Dance Leaders Level 1 (Year 2)
  • WJEC Creative Arts Certificate (Year 2)
  • Bronze Arts Award (Year 2)
  • Introduction to theatre tech (Year 2)
  • Introduction to Costume and Props (Year 2)

Performance Opportunities

  • Term 1—Main school show
  • Term 2—WJEC performance (Year 2)
  • Term 3—Summer Showcase Performance

In Year 3 students will embed practical skills, contributing to devising new work and beginning to take a proactive role in rehearsals and performances in a variety of areas of the Performing Arts industry. Students will lead small workshops with their peers and students from other year groups. Students will have the opportunity to work at Oldham Theatre Workshop for two days with specific time allocated for Dance Leaders, Arts Award, Theatre Tech and Theatre Management. Where applicable students will begin GCSE Performing Arts.  Students will work towards gaining ASDAN Employability accreditation looking specifically from the Performing Arts context. Students will have the opportunity for regular theatre visits, workshops with visiting artists and students will have the opportunity to participate in a community arts project this year.

  • Skills Development—Embed Theatre Practice 1
  • Dance Leaders Level 2 (Year 1)
  • GCSE Performing Arts (Year 1)*
  • Silver Arts Award (Year 1)
  • NCFE Theatre Tech Level 1 (Year 1)
  • Introduction to theatre management (Year 1)
  • ASDAN Employabiity (Year 1)

 

Performance Opportunities

  • Term 1—Main school show
  • Term 2—GCSE performance (Unit 1)
  • Term 3—Summer Showcase Performance
  • Community Project participation

 

In Year 4 of Lumenus students will fully embed practical skills, devising new work and taking a proactive role in rehearsals and performances in a variety of areas of the Performing Arts industry. Students will lead workshops with their peers, students from other year groups and within community settings. Students will have the opportunity to work at Oldham Theatre Workshop for two days with specific time allocated for Dance Leaders, Arts Award, Theatre Tech and Theatre Management. Where applicable students will begin GCSE Performing Arts. Students will work towards gaining ASDAN Employability accreditation looking specifically from the Performing Arts context. Students will have the opportunity for regular theatre visits, workshops with visiting artists and students will have the opportunity to participate in a community arts project this year leading workshops outside of school.

  • Skills Development—Embed Theatre Practice 2
  • Dance Leaders Level 2 (Year 2)
  • GCSE Performing Arts (Year 2)*
  • Silver Arts Award (Year 2)
  • NCFE Theatre Tech (Year 2)
  • Introduction to theatre management (Year 2)
  • ASDAN Employability (Year 2)

 

Performance Opportunities

  • Term 1—Main school show
  • Term 2—GCSE performance (Unit 2)
  • Term 3—Summer Showcase Performance
  • Community Project participation

 

In Year 5 students will focus on gaining work experience within the Arts industry, from administration and marketing to cleaning and workshop delivery students will gain a broad and balanced understanding of work in this context. Students will work to devise and deliver a community project with staff utilising the skills developed through work experience and prior knowledge. Students will work towards gaining ASDAN Learning Through Work Experience Module. Students will keep a placement journal documenting their experience. Students will have the opportunity for regular theatre visits, workshops with visiting artists and professional companies. Students will emerge from the pathway with a thorough, realistic knowledge and understanding of the wider performing arts industry and how they can seek further training and employment within it.

  • Skills Development—Emerging Theatre Practitioner
  • ASDAN Learning Through Work Experience
  • Arts industry specific work placement 60 hours*

 

Performance Opportunities

  • Term 1— Lead role in the main school show
  • Term 2— Project organisation
  • Term 3—Summer Showcase Performance and Organisation

 

*where applicable