Skills


Creativity is an essential part of a Bethany education. Creative activities are enjoyable, develop important skills for life and are the key to success in many areas of employment.

Each year a significant number of our Sixth Form leavers move on to careers in artistic areas, musical fields or in drama. There is an abundance of opportunity at Bethany for all pupils to develop their creative talents.

Art


Bethany has a thriving Art department, which prides itself on the wide diversity of work pupils are able to produce, be it traditional drawing and painting, ceramics, textiles, printing or photography.  All pupils are encouraged to keep sketchbooks to research, record and experiment with ideas. Many pupils wish to explore the subject further when they leave Bethany, and move on to Arts-based courses at colleges.

Drama


Drama is an integral part of Bethany and its creative ethos, giving a range of opportunities for involvement, irrespective of age or experience, to a large number of pupils each year. The department offers many performances, exciting workshops and an array of theatre trips for Bethany pupils.

Dance


At Bethany, we challenge preconceptions of what dance can be and aim to ignite pupils’ own creativity in composition work. The confidence gained through achievements in dance helps to build social skills, increase self-esteem, problem solve and communicate within a group, all of which are transferable skills.