Performing Arts is an option subject studied from year 9 – 13 and is a positive pathway from studying Drama at KS3. It enables students to develop personally and socially as well as academically. Students studying Performing Arts will build on their Drama knowledge and branch out further beyond what is primarily acting, into singing and dancing. Our schemes of learning give students an understanding of the Performing Arts world by not only developing knowledge on the creatives but also on production elements and roles within theatre. Performing Arts allows students to develop their confidence and abilities in a range of transferable skills including speaking and listening skills, collaboration, time management, problem solving, analytical and evaluative skills to name a few. Performing arts lessons help to build empathy and understanding of different points of view, opinions and people which support students to become confident and thoughtful members of society.

Please click below for the full Performing Arts Curriculum Map which outlines the content of Year 7-13 in more detail. Also available is other useful information about the Performing Arts department.

Performing Arts Curriculum Narrative and Map

For full details of the structure and content, please refer to the Performing Arts Curriculum Narrative and Map.

Performing Arts Example Schemes of Learning

Year 10 and Year 12 Example Schemes of Learning

Year 10 Example Scheme of Learning

Year 12 Example Scheme of Learning

Staff Contacts




Mrs R Burke

Head of Performing Arts Faculty / Head of Department


Miss M Pearce Teacher mpearce@hatchend.harrow.sch.uk


In addition to performances for curriculum, there are many opportunities for children to be involved in the arts outside of the classroom. The Hatch End High School Production Society offers a large scale musical production every year, with arts days and community project throughout the year. These have included performances for the Royal National Institute of Blind People Sunshine School Christmas Concert, Northwood; Workshops for infant and junior schools in many strains of the Arts. Music, dance and drama clubs also run in conjunction with the department ethos. It is possible for students to receive small group instrumental lessons to further enhance their learning, and workshops by visiting lecturers / groups enable students to experience working in a truly vocational way. Students are encouraged to visit the theatre and to experience live performances in a wide range of genres.