The Music, Drama and Dance curriculum at BBEC also intends to:

  • foster knowledge, understanding and an interest in how music, drama and dance works; our intention is to help to create fully rounded, self-aware individuals who are ambitious, resilient, courteous, and kind
  • enable students to acquire practical skills and the ability to perform with accuracy, fluency, and expression giving our students ambition to perform to a high standard, and to support others who also aim for high standards
  • teach knowledge and skills to achieve depth of learning and make links between different elements of the curriculum exploring genre, historical periods, styles and traditions
  • foster creativity to compose and improvise with skill, building on prior experiences
  • develop a rich vocabulary though which students can describe and evaluate the technical and contextual features of music, drama and dance
  • encourage students to be confident and creative and embed skills such as leadership, teamwork, practice, and mastery
  • enable all students to develop their performance potential through engaging experiences, recognising that music, dance and drama as art forms are an important part of cultural identity, and that our subjects are of proven benefit to both cognitive and character development
  • help students to feel that they belong by promoting and highlighting musicians and practitioners with diverse characteristics participating in a wide range of genres to instil respect and kindness for each other in performance, and for the artistry of musicians and practitioners from all backgrounds
  • encourage and prepare students for lifelong learning in music, dance and drama, both in and out of school, teaching students not only how to participate in the arts but be able to engage with and appreciate them as an audience
  • foster a positive working atmosphere where courtesy and kindness help everybody to develop their knowledge and skills, whatever their ability, previous experience, or background
  • develop knowledge of, and pride in, Buttershaw and Bradford as well as developing ambition and awareness of the possibilities outside the local environment by exploring musicians and practitioners from Bradford and their influence on different styles and genres.
  • instil resilience to perform in both small and large settings, participating in memorable occasions that contribute to the school life and the community.