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Performing Arts and Social Sciences

Performing Arts and Social Sciences (PASS)

Head of Department: Miss Vicki Wiles



Subject Leaders:

Mrs Emily JefferyExpressive Arts: Dance and Drama

Ms Bethan Williams Music

Mrs Esther Bird – Business Studies and Economics

Mrs Katie Doran – Social Sciences: Sociology, Psychology and Criminology

Subjects and Qualifications:

A combination of GCSE, Vocational and A Level courses are offered across a variety of subjects within the department.

Students with passion, drive and ambition are often very successful within our subjects due to the creative nature and thought processes that are explored. This has resulted in many students studying one or more of our subjects at University.



The learning environment for Dance and Drama are excellent, with 1 Drama Theatre and 3 Dance Studios, all of which have sprung floors, mirrors, surround sound and lighting to support and facilitate learning.

A newly equipped keyboard suite, theory classroom and performance space; including a recording studio and practice rooms ensure that our Music curriculum can ensure a fully range of opportunities for all. The use of PCs, to broadening student experience’s in relation to Music Technology, is also currently being explored.

Social Sciences along with Business and Economics are all classroom-based subjects, however a variety of on-line tools, including SENECA Learning, Tutor 2U and CGP resources are incorporated into learning and teaching, encouraging a more diverse way of students exploring the world around them.

Extra-Curricular Opportunities:

A variety of activities are available to all students from Dance Company, KS3 Expressive Arts Club and Keyboard Club to name a few.

The Expressive Arts and Music team annually lead and participate in the following events: TDA Musical, Cathedral Performance, Battle of The Bands and the Oundle Festival of Drama and Music.

Social Sciences along with Business and Economics encourage students to be involved in wider learning at KS4 and KS5 through offering the following opportunities: Social Sciences Debate Club and a variety of Enterprise Projects opportunities.

The PASS Department encourages students to be curious and inquisitive, inspiring students to step out of their comfort zone in order to explore their full potential and develop their character.

If you have any other questions about the Performing Arts or Social Sciences curriculum, please contact Miss Wiles -