In year 7 students have one lesson per week which is a combination of dance and drama. During the lessons students gain an understanding of how to take a performance from an idea to a full production, performing a musical theatre piece in the Christmas Cabaret. This enables students to understand the importance of performing as well as giving students the opportunity to experience what it is like to perform in front of an audience students develop their movement memory and creative ideas through contributing to a class performance, leading to their involvement in the whole school musical, where students learn one of the key performance numbers to perform in the show. Students then develop their knowledge of basic drama skills through the exploration of character and begin to begin to develop their knowledge of theatrical conventions. Following on from this students explore the importance of the Royal Variety Show, where students are given the opportunity to explore and experiment with a wide range of skills and eventually nurture a talent and develop a love of performing arts. All year 7 are offered the opportunity to gain the Bronze Arts Award Qualification through their participation in the arts, culture and the development of their skills.