Performing Arts Production

Department Information

Year 9:


Year 9 Crewing is designed to provide opportunities for students to develop skills in production. They will use the lighting and sound equipment in school and develop their confidence when working in a team.

Students will gain confidence when operating the technical equipment and will have opportunities to be the backstage crew for live performances.

Year 10 or 11 BTEC Performing Arts (One Year Course):


Students will study two Core units in this course, Individual Showcase and Preparation and Performance and Production. They will also study a skills unit, Production Skills for Performance.

The production skills for performance Unit will enable students to setup a PA System, programme a lighting desk and operate a number of different theatre lights.

During the preparation, performance and production Unit students will create a backstage team that will use their skills to bring a piece of performance work to life.

The individual showcase unit will provide students with the skills to create an individual presentation to an examiner.

Department Staff:

Sarah Haig (Subject Leader Performing Arts)

Pete Williams  (Performing Arts Teacher)

Gillian Seward  (Performing Arts Teacher and DDL)


Production clubs do not happen in school on a regular basis as pupils are given opportunities throughout the year to be the backstage crew for live performances as they happen across the year in school.

Support Your Child – Useful links and advice:

The Rodillian Academy