The Drama Department is growing!!
We have a new and much-improved scheme of works which now includes varied, diverse, thought-provoking, interesting and educational topics which cater for all types of learners.
Extra-Curricular activities are growing, with Drama Club taking place after school. The number of pupils opting for GCSE Drama is also increasing as pupils recognise that Drama offers life-long transferrable skills and is an excellent way to develop confidence, self-awareness and communication.
Key Stage 3: Years 7, 8 & 9
Pupils study Drama in Years 7- 9 for one lesson per week. The curriculum covers a wide range of interesting and exciting themes. These include;
- Dramatic Conventions
- Physical Theatre
- The Titanic
- World Tragedies
- Commedia Dell’Arte
- Fame and Celebrity
- World Theatre
- A Midsummer Night’s Dream
- Frantic Assembly
- Shared Experience and Comedy
Students are taught a range of dramatic devices and techniques. Each of the topics covered at Key Stage 3 are either theme or issue-based and can alternate and change each half term, to ensure each student receives a variety of differing topics.
Home learning is directly linked to the lessons taught and aims to extend and strengthen work in the classroom. It ranges from research tasks, practical extension tasks and written reflections on performances to bringing in props and costumes.