Our Year 9 and 10 programmes are focused on interpreting, communicating, understanding and developing skills within each of the Arts disciplines.
WHS students are encouraged to be persistent, flexible and independent learners with a tremendous spirit of adventure and a love of play. This will prepare them for their specific Art pursuits in the Senior school.
Did you know? arts students are:
- More likely to be recognised for academic achievement?
- More likely to be given positions of responsibility within their school?
- More likely to complete their high school education?
- More likely to engage in community service events?
We offer three disciplines and a wide range of course options within each discipline.
Level 1 Music provides a holistic approach that includes aspects of performance, composition, aural/theory skills, music technology and an exploration of musical contexts.
At Level 2, the opportunity to focus on the particular areas of interest is encouraged and there are a range of programmes that can be offered to suit an individuals' preferences.
At Level 3, students work independently to further develop their chosen areas of interest. This ensures that students can follow their musical interest to the level they wish, whether as a focus for tertiary education or as an important part in their lives generally.
Level 1 Drama is a general course that further develops important skills such as applying drama techniques, exploring text, devising original work and discovering the historical path of drama. It is a course that is fully focused on group work, therefore the ability to collaborate with others and work independently is essential.
Level 2 Drama provides opportunities for students to study more mature texts and learn about how they connect with the wider world and how they fit into the history of drama. There is a strong focus on performance and devising at this level. Students are encouraged to step outside their comfort zone and discover meaning from their work that challenges their thinking and experiences.
Level 3 Drama is a challenging and exciting course that offers individualised learning pathways that help to develop the specific area of interest for the student. Performance, devising and the exploration of key drama practitioners and theorists feature strongly in Level three. Options to expand into the areas of directing and script-writing are also options for students
Level 1 is a general course that prepares students for the separate pathways offered at level two. Drawing is an essential skill that underpins all work completed at this level. Aspects of Photography, Design and Painting are used within the program of work, and this provides the students with some insight into what is involved in each specialist area at Level Two.
At Level 2 there are three courses offered:
Students are able to choose more than one course within the year level.
At Level 3 Painting, Photography and Design are offered with the pre-requisite of having completed the respective Level 2 course where essential skills, techniques, methods, processes and ideas have been covered.
This provides a strong foundation for being able to complete the Level 3 course confidently and successfully. Students can continue to to follow more than one course within this year level (having completed the Level 2 course).
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