|Gatsby Benchmark||How we will meet this:|
|1: A Stable Careers Programme||¨ Annual theatre trips to introduce a vast range of careers through the industry.
¨ Trips to take part in performances within a theatre setting – this enables students to experience specific careers e.g. performer, staging director, lighting director.
|2: Learning from Career and Labour Market Information||¨ LIPA attend the careers fairs for Y8 and Y11 Careers Fairs.
¨ During parents evening and options evening, information is provided to students and parents regarding future career opportunities in Drama.
|3: Addressing the Needs of Each Pupil||¨ Specific advice and guidance given to students at parents and options evenings.
¨ Year 11 students given advice through Academic Mentors and subject teachers.
|4: Linking Curriculum Learning to Careers||¨ In both KS3 and KS4 SOL, references to careers are made and linked to certain topics across the curriculum.
¨ In the GCSE Drama spec studied at KS4, students can opt for designing elements which link directly to design based careers within the Performing Arts industry.
¨ Component 3 exam in year 11 offers questions that ask students to work as a performer, director and a designer. This gives students a real insight into the different career opportunities available in the Performing Arts industry.
|5: Encounters with Employers and Employees||¨ LIPA summer school offered to KS4 students through audition, this gives an insight into the careers and opportunities through Performing Arts.
¨ Workshops and Career talks with professional artists.
|6: Experiences of Workplaces||¨ Work experience at LIPA and other Performing Arts instititons to encourage students to enter this industry.
¨ Visits to LIPA and the Shakespeare Schools Festival to experience the workplace.
|7: Encounters with Further and Higher Education||¨ Workshops in lessons with Y8 by LIPA that includes a discussion of courses available.
¨ Campus visits to Post 16 colleges and universities specific to Drama i.e. Cronton and LIPA
¨ Taster day Drama Workshops at Cronton College
|8: Personal Guidance||¨ Auditions, shows and rehearsals which mirrors interviews/auditions in the Drama industry.
¨ Students are able to receive careers advice from subject teachers, academic mentors and careers advisor.
There are a range of courses available in both higher and further education which allow students to progress into the Dance Industry, including:
There are a wide range of career options available to dance students both inside and outside the industry including: