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Art and Design

Summer Work:

 Langley College 2  

Year 11 Resources:

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Find out more about the qualifications:

Art and Design Diploma Exam Board Link
Art and Design Fine Art Exam Board Link

Performance Arts: Acting

Summer Work:

 Langley College 2

Year 11 Resources: 

Task 1: Watch at least one piece of live theatre

Make notes on each production you see, comment on the following:

  • Identify your favourite moment from each piece and justify your response
  • Who was your favourite actor, make a note on how they used their performance skills to communicate effectively eg, use of voice
  • What themes were explored in the piece?
  • Identify the style of theatre? Eg, physical theatre, surrealism, naturalism
  • What have you learnt as an actor watching the piece?

Task 2: Research the role of an actor

 Make notes on the following:

  • What is expected of you if you were employed as an actor? Eg. Working hours, touring, working conditions etc
  • Create a short presentation about a theatre actor who inspires you. Include: an example of how they use their voice and physical skills effectively. How did they become an actor? Did they go to drama school/university, or have they had a different route into acting? How do you think their route into acting has helped them to become a successful actor?

Be ready to share your homework with the rest of the group in September.

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Find out more about the qualifications:

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Drama and Theatre Studies

Summer Work:

 Langley College 2

Year 11 Resources:

Read:

The Stage available as a weekly newspaper and online


Watch:

2 pieces of on-line theatre at home OR use any Live Theatre you have seen in the past.

Make notes on each production you see using the following brief pointers

1) Who gives the best performance in your eyes and why?

2) What does the costume add to the performance - jot down 2 points of what you could use in the future.

3) What does the set add to the overall effect of the piece - jot down 2 items of the set that they could not do without and give your reasons why.

Extension: If you were to produce your own piece of theatre, what would you use from both productions and explain your reasons why?

Written Evidence required for submission in the first week College starts:

1. Best performance by ….. (name of actor)

Give your reasons using the dramatic terminology that you know.

Give an example of one/two sections of the performance, try and add quotes.

Refer to the pitch, pace, vocal tones, action, reaction, proxemics (distance to another actor) and interaction with the set/props/costume.

2. Costume Design by … (add name of designer)

Give your reasons using the visual effect that the costume and fabric give overall.

Give a detailed example of one/two costumes that you feel are particularly effective and reasons why. Refer to the way the actors use the costumes, how they enhance the character, give a line more meaning and connect with the story telling.

3. Set Design by …. (add name of designer)

Give your reasons using the overall visual effect that the set design has on you.

Give one/two detailed examples of how the set changed or was used to add meaning to the performance. Refer to the use of the set by the actors in stage or a transition to change the scene. (You may look at lighting and sound if you wish)

Extension:

Write your own ideas in a formal piece of writing, using the first person.

Refer to the 2 productions as inspiration and take the idea and develop it into your own.

Refer to the set designer, costume designer, actor using their surname as reference.

Be free, be creative and use your imagination.


Find out more about the qualifications:

Exam Board Link

Music Courses

Summer Work:

 Langley College 3 Langley College 4 

Year 11 Resources:

Listen:
Make an account on SoundCloud

Check out these EDM labels and artists: 


Create:
Now you’ve got a taste for it, have a go at making some music! 


Watch:
Having trouble getting started? Here are some tutorial videos… 

Maybe even have a go at recording audio at home! - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ez0q_q21aqM 


If you're a musician:
Ensure that you are practicing and refining your skills through playing, song writing and listening!


Find out more about the qualifications:

Music Technology Exam Board Link
Music Performance Subsidary Diploma

Media Studies

Summer Work:

 Langley College 2

Year 11 Resources:

Media A Level Summer Assignment

Visit:

Virtually visit The BBC Academy and find out what it’s like to work in the media.


Listen:


Read:
The Media Magazine: This magazine covers topics featured on the A level media syllabus. Here is a look at a sample copy of the magazine:
https://www.englishandmedia.co.uk/assets/uploads/documents/MM62web.pdf


Watch:
Truth or Fake 2020: 4 tips for detecting fake news


Find out more about the qualifications:

Media Studies Exam Board Link
Lv2 Media Studies Certificate Exam Board Link

Performance Arts: Dance

Summer Work:

 Langley College 2

Year 11 Resources:

Dance Summer Work

The Performance (Dance) course is extremely varied. You will experience a range of different dance styles, choreographers and professional companies in order to develop an eclectic practical and theoretical understanding of Dance. You will develop skills as a performer, choreographer and researcher.The Performance (Dance) course is extremely varied. You will experience a range of different dance styles, choreographers and professional companies in order to develop an eclectic practical and theoretical understanding of Dance. You will develop skills as a performer, choreographer and researcher.Whether you want to progress into a career in Dance/Performing Arts or not, you will develop a wide range of skills on this course, such as: independence, confidence, commitment, team work, open-mindedness and creativity. We want you to be curious and enthusiastic in your study of Dance.You are expected to work with your classmates as a ‘Dance Company’ and will be treat as one. As well as this, we care about your individual progress on the Dance course and will support you to achieve your full potential.

CORE PREPARATION: You must complete all of these tasks

1. Write an article: Scenario - You have been asked to write a blog article for The Dancing Times (https://www.dancing-times.co.uk/category/blog/). The article will be titled ‘Why Should We Dance?’ and will focus on promoting the benefits of dancing.

How should I submit it?

Please type-up this work (with your name on) and bring it with you to your first Dance lesson.

2. Watch and review: 

Below are links to several professional dance company’s works. Please choose 1 and watch it in full. After you’ve watched it, write a review based on what you think are the strengths and weaknesses of the piece. (Some professional reviews can be found on The Guardian website here: https://www.theguardian.com/stage/dance+tone/reviews )

A) ‘Broken’ by MotionHouse: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pjFGE-4nyJA

B)‘Dust’ by Akram Khan performed by English National Ballet 3:35 - 26:50): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U0CuMWTQUy8&t=210s

C) ‘S/HE’ by MN Dance Company: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSIddQNyYVE&t=585s

D) ‘For An Instance’ by Northern Ballet: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DJoBIgIWc2Q

Follow this structure to help:

• Title of the work and Dance Company/choreographer.

• Strengths of the piece. (Provide examples and reasons for this decision.)

• Weaknesses of the piece. (Provide examples and reasons for this decision.)

• Give it a ‘star’ review, between 1-5 stars. Provide explanation of why you have given it this ‘star’ review.How should I submit it? Please type-up this work (with your name on) and bring it with you to your first Dance lesson


 

STAY CONNECTED:

Follow our department of our social media channels to see whatthe dancers have been up to this year. We share all things relating to the dance industry, so when you study Dance at Strode’s, this will enhance your studies & understanding of the dance industry. E.g. performances/shows; student successes; articles; auditions; reviews; opportunities, etc.

Instagram: @strodesparts

Facebook: Strode’s PArts

ENRICHMENT: You should complete at least 1 these

1. Watch a live dance performance. If you are unable to visit a theatre, this can be done ‘virtually’, as many theatres & Dance Companies are releasing their work either online or on TV (BBC and Sky Arts). Keep an eye out! Please bring in evidence of this, e.g: photographs, leaflet and/or write/find a review.
2. Dancers are always ‘in training’; they keep developing. Therefore, keep a log/record of all exercise/activity undertaken over the summer. Below is a template to follow:

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Find out more about the qualifications:

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Digital Content

Summer Work:


Year 11 Resources:

Write:

An article about COVID-19. (To help with this, there are some suggestions of topics you can use below- or find your own!) 

  • It should feature at least one image, one graph and one link to a useful website 
  • It should be about 500 words 
  • It should make the public feel calm about the crisis 

(Topics you can look at: washing hands, flattening the curve, panic buying, social distancing) 


Look:
At the front covers for any issue of the following magazines: 

  • Vogue 
  • Elle 
  • XXL 
  • Billboard 
  • Kerrang 
  • Rocksound 
  • Men’s Health 
  • GQ 
  • Good Housekeeping 
  • Gardener’s World 
  • Take a Break 

Copy and paste the front cover of your choice into a powerpoint and bullet point what you notice about the magazine (Style, colour, font, celebrity, text etc.) 


Find out more about the qualifications:

Creative Digital Media Production Extended Certificate Exam Board Link

Film Studies

Summer Work:

Langley College 2

Year 11 Resources:

Complete:

‘Films In Isolation’ Project (click to download Word Doc) 


Watch:


Read:
Film Studies- The Basics (click to download PDF) 


Research:

Auteur Theory 


Find out more about the qualifications:

Film Studies Exam Board Link

TV and Film

Summer Work:

Langley College 2

Year 11 Resources:

Read:

Two reviews of a recent film that you have seen. 
How far do you agree with these reviews? You should aim to write 500 words in your analysis (try to find opposing reviews of the film this will help you with analysis) 


Research:
Carry out research on a media product: (Games Console (PS4 X Box ), Video Game, TV Program (Love Island Game of Thrones) or CD/Album release 

Quantitative research
eg programme ratings, readership circulation figures, hits on a website, box office figures, sales of CDs and DVDs; 

Qualitative research
eg film reviews, game reviews, fanzine websites, attitudes to media products, responses to news coverage, responses to advertising campaigns, discussion. 

This should be as a Powerpoint maximum 20 Slides 


Watch:


Complete:

‘Films In Isolation’ Project (click to download Word Doc) 


Find out more about the qualifications:

Creative Digital Media Production (TV & Film) National Diploma Exam Board Link 

Photography

Summer Work:

Langley College 3 Langley College 4

Year 11 Resources:

Transition and Summer Project:

 

Visit:

A Virtual Photography exhibition of your choice, looking at Landscape Fashion or documentary etc of any particular Photographers of your choice and write about your visit. 

Throughout the course you will be looking at the work of others to help build your knowledge and understanding of the subject and to help inform and inspire your own work. 

1. Which gallery/exhibition? Choose an exhibition that you think may interest you and take notes on the work that you see. There are many great galleries in the UK, especially in London and a good place to find out what is going on is to look on the Timeout London website under the Art section 

2. During your virtual visit: Make notes about your visit and consider: 
- Background information about the artist/photographer
- Why did they do the work? When, what time in history? Did the time in history have a bearing on the work?
- What is your opinion on the work? What you liked/disliked and why
- How the space that the work was in affected your experience of the work
- Did you understand what the artist was trying to say? 

3. Type up your exhibition onto a word document and include images that you have found and discuss these within your work. The work needs to be at least 3-4 x A4 and please make sure that your words are not just copied from the Internet. 


Look at:
Joe Cornish and David Norton 

1. Watch an interview by Joe Cornish:
- http://www.leefilters.com/index.php/camera-directory/camera-dir-video/category/joe-cornish-landscape-in-mind
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p5dTSN0dvN0
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OHsZVjfaW8I
- https://www.amateurphotographer.co.uk/technique/photo_insight/photo-insight-with-david-noton-durdle-door-16167

2. Research:
2 x double pages on above Landscape photographers who have used Digital manipulation within their work. What techniques may have been used? Write your opinion on technical attributes of the work.

3. Background information for Joe Cornish and David Norton
- Why did they do the work? When, what time in history? Did the time in history have a bearing on the work?
- What events were happening at the time that the photograph was taken?
- Why did you choose the images he did? What is the quality of their work and why?
- Does the image/ set of images achieve their purpose?
- What is your opinion on the work? What you liked/disliked and why.
- To what extent has the subject matter been stylised? Has it been set up?
- Describe the composition. For example, are there dramatic angles, is it made up of horizontal or vertical shapes, is the subject being viewed from above, below, eye level.
- Does the work affect you in any way?
- How will your work differ from your chosen photographer/ artist? 


Look at:

1. Watch an interview by Don McCullin
- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wrP7Z6FUxZQ

2. Look at the link below to view Don McCullin exhibition.
- https://www.scienceandmediamuseum.org.uk/what-was-on/don-mccullin-england 
A passionate and personal view of England by one of our greatest living photographers, It reflected on England from the 1950s to the present day. (There be other videos to watch) 

3. After watching him talk about social documentary photography, write an A3 page about his life and experiences during his time as a photographer. 

4. Click and pick three best images which reflect his work and then write down your opinion about the work 

5. Background information about Don McCullin:
- Why did they do the work? When, what time in history? Did the time in history have a bearing on the work? What events were happening at the time?
- Why did you choose the images he did? What is the quality of their work and why?
- Does the image/ set of images achieve their purpose?
- What is your opinion on the work? What you liked/disliked and why.
- To what extent has the subject matter been stylised? Has it been set up
- Describe the composition. For example, are there dramatic angles, is it made up of horizontal or vertical shapes, is the subject being viewed from above, below, eye level.
- Does the work affect you in any way? How will your work differ? 


Find out more about the qualifications:

Art & Design (Photography) Exam Board Link

Photography Extended Certificate Exam Board Link

Graphic Communication

Summer Work:

Langley College 2

Year 11 Resources:

Read:

https://designarchives.aiga.org/#/home


Design:
An A3 poster in an urban art style


Watch:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OS8rZ8iwcJM


Visit:
Virtually visit The Design Museum


Research:
Urban Art Style (A3 page of images that stand out to you)


Find out more about the qualifications:

Graphic Communications Exam Board Link

Design Technology

Summer Work:

Langley College 2

Year 11 Resources:

Watch:


Research:


Create:

  • Take part in one of the Design museums online workshops https://designmuseum.org/digital-design-calendar/learn-with-the-design-museum
  • Create a ‘how to guide’ with step by step pictures and instructions on one of the programmes you have watched 
  • Practice your practical skills by creating origami dinosaurs 
  • Create a stop motion film using household objects 
  • Make a tin-foil sculpture

Find:

  • On your daily allowed outing create a transient piece of art (use Andy Goldsworthy as a guide/starting point) which other people can enjoy, take pictures of it each day to see how long it survives 
  • 10 items in your house and create a mobile or sculpture from them 

Find out more about the qualifications:

Art & Design (3D Design) Exam Board Link

Sport and PE

Summer Work:

   
   

Year 11 Resources:

Activity 1: Sports Coaching:

Activity 1 – In relation to Unit 8 on the BTEC Sport course; Unit 6 on the BTEC Sport Science course and Section B on the A Level PE course.

Name you favourite sports coach. Describe the skills and qualities the coach has shown and the impact this has had on performers.

Investigate the following types of practice that sports coaches could use: Massed; Distributed; Varied and Mental. Give a description of each and use examples from a variety of sports.

Can you explain any advantages or disadvantages for each type of practice?

Investigate the following types of guidance that sports coaches should consider: Visual; Verbal; Manual; Mechanical. Give a description and an example of each from a range of sports.

Can you explain any advantages or disadvantages for each type?

*Good insight to this topic can be found here:

https://www.teachpe.com/sports-psychology/teaching-methods

https://www.brianmac.co.uk/articles/scni9a1.htm


Activity 2: Sports Psychology:

In relation to Unit 6 on the BTEC Sport course; Unit 3 on the BTEC Sport Science course and Section B on the A Level PE course.

*Take the Myer Briggs 16 Personalities Test (https://www.16personalities.com/free-personality-test)

*Explain how some traits of your personality are good for the sport that you play, are there any traits which could hinder your performance?

*Research the Trait Theory of Personality – Where does this theory suggest your personality comes from?

*Research Social Learning Theory – According to this theory, where does your personality come from?

*Which do you support? Why?

*Good insight to this topic can be found here:

https://www.teachpe.com/sports-psychology/personality-individual-differences


Activity 3: Fitness Training & Programming

In relation to Unit 2 on the BTEC Sport course and Section A on the A Level PE course.

*Considering the following athletes: Jordan Henderson (Football); Adam Gemili (Sprinter) Eddie Hall (Strongman), design a training session to suit each.

*Your training session should take into consideration the following: Warm Up; Cool Down; Intensity; Specificity & Tedium.

*Good insight to this topic can be found here:

https://www.teachpe.com/training-fitness/training-methods

https://www.self.com/story/fitness-terms-to-know-before-working-out

 

*Below is an example of a session plan you could use:

Sport and PE


Activity 4: Anatomy & Physiology

In relation to Unit 1 on the BTEC Sport course; Unit 2 on the BTEC Sport Science course and Section A of the A Level PE course:

Label the major muscles seen on the diagram below.

Can you describe the movement generated when the muscle contracts concentrically?

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Don’t forget to follow us on social media to see what our students have been up to:

Instagram Strodes_sport


Find out more about the qualifications:

Sport National Diploma and Extended Diploma Exam Board Link

Sport Science Extended Certificate Exam Board Link

Level 2 Sport Certificate Exam Board Link

Physical Education Exam Board Link

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