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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: 

Watch:

  • Whose Line is it Anyway (UK) on YouTube – ready for the improvisation unit. 

What ideas could you use in your own improvisation style - jot down one for each episode you watch and collect a folder of skills. 

  • The National Theatre at Home on Youtube Weekly every Thursday (you can also catch up on past productions shown) ALL are free and really interesting to study as an actor. 

Who really inspires you? Which actor? What performances have they done in the past that you have loved? What skills do they use in their performance that you would like to use in the future? 


Find out more about the qualifications:

Exam Board Link

Drama and Theatre Studies

Summer Work:

 Langley College 2

Year 11 Resources:

Read:

The Stage available as a weekly newspaper and online


Watch:
The National Theatre at Home on Youtube Weekly every Thursday (you can also catch up on past productions shown) ALL are free and really interesting to study as an actor. 

It also has interviews of actors and how they put the production together - please use these to support your answers. 

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. 


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:

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:

Watch:

Many theatres and professional Dance Companies are sharing their work to adapt to a ‘virtual audience’ during lockdown. There are a range of different Companies and dance styles below. Watch as many as you like, looking out for: their technique and the interaction between dancers. See what is going on in the dance industry at the moment. 

(Note: some of the ones listed below are only available for a certain period of time.) 

  1. Akram Khan choreographed for English National Ballet – ‘Dust’ (29 April – 01 May)
  2. Breakin' Convention – ‘The Jazz re:freshed Sonic Orchestra’ (01 – 08 May)
  3. Alexander Whitley Dance Company – ‘8 Minutes’ (08 – 15 May)
  4. Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan – ‘Moon Water’ (15 – 22 May)
  5. Motionhouse – ‘Broken’
  6. The Royal Ballet – ‘The Winter’s Tale’ (made available from 01 May)
  7. The Royal Opera & The Royal Ballet – ‘Handel's Acis and Galatea’
  8. The National Dance Company Wales – ‘Tundra’
  9. Hofesh Shechter – ‘The Art of Not Looking Back’

Complete:
You will create a solo based on your mobile phone number. Each digit will relate to an action or body part, which you will need to include. 

a. Before you start, pick a song. Consider what dance style you want to make your solo in before making your song choice (e.g. Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary, Tap, Freestyle, Musical Theatre, etc.)
b. Write out your phone number and associated actions. (e.g. 078…. Is lunge, turn, leap…) 

0 = lunge  3 = roll  6 = knee  9 = arm & leg 
1 = kick  4 = slide  7 = turn 
2 = pause / hold  5 = shoulder  8 = leap 

c. Extension Task: Continue to choreograph and perform your solo adding on other people’s mobile phone numbers. Why not try the numbers of: people in your house or your best friend(s)? 

d. Extension Task: You could film and share your Mobile Phone Solo with others. 


Connect:
Follow the Performing Arts social media accounts for Strode’s College. See what our students have done this year and last year on the course. Have a look at our: trips, shows, workshops with professional companies and dance artists, workshops with Dance Universities and Conservatoires, students’ work, etc. 

Instagram: @strodesparts
Facebook: Strode’s PArts


Thinking ahead:
Watch ‘The Visionary Dancer – William Adams’

As well as the obvious choices as a performer and teacher, studying Dance allows you to progress into an extremely versatile industry. Research possible options below,(these are just a few!) to see what careers are possible after studying Dance. 

  • Company Manager 
  • Front of House (Theatre) 
  • Photographer 
  • Filmmaker 
  • Rehearsal Director 
  • Yoga or Pilates instructor 
  • Backstage (runner, props etc) 
  • Fundraiser/Charity Work 
  • Personal Trainer 
  • Dance Movement Psychotherapist 
  • Journalist/Dance Critic 
  • Freelance Dancer/Performer 
  • Company Dancer/Performer 
  • Teacher 
  • Choreographer 
  • Dance historian 

Find out more about the qualifications:

Exam Board Link

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:

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:

  • Research how different coaches have been working remotely with their athletes and teams during the current isolation period. 
  • Describe methods used and how these have benefitted the athletes.
  • Explain how Peloton training has helped keep up morale and competitiveness among players.
  • Explain how the following types of guidance can be achieved remotely: Visual; Verbal; Manual; Mechanical 

Good insight into this topic can be found here:


Activity 2: Sports Psychology:

  • 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 into this topic can be found here:


Activity 3: Fitness Training & Programming:
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:

Here is an example of a session plan you could use: 

Sport and PE


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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