Drama

AIMS

One statement can be used to explain our subject:-  Drama is serious fun

Drama encourages all students to develop many skills which will enable them to be more successful in any chosen career after leaving school.  Some of these skills are working well as part of a team, communicating effectively with others, solving problems, and building self-confidence. 

Key Stage 3

The topics listed below are studied this year in Drama lessons. Parents and students can track what has been done already, and where we are up to in our lessons now!

Year 7

  • Pantomime!
  • Shakespeare - Macbeth
  • Exploring Issues through Drama 1
  • World at War
  • Peer Pressure
  • Page to Stage - Grease

Year 8

  • Pantomime!
  • Characterisation - Script
  • Becoming An Adult
  • Exploring Issues Through Drama 2
  • Shakespeare - Romeo and Juliet
  • Relationships

Key Stage 4

Students who choose Performing Arts in Years 9, 10 and 11 will study up to 3 units (for Extended Certificate), from the following choices: Performing Scripted Plays, Acting Skills and Techniques, Musical Theatre, Devising Plays, Performing Arts Production Process, Working in the Performing Arts Business and Professional Development in the Performing Arts Industry.

Students will learn a variety of dramatic techniques in acting, exploring a range of issues using both scripted plays and improvisations. The stage lighting and sound effects are also used in all performances.

You will work in small groups, rehearsing plays both scripted and devised, and you will perform them on stage in front of younger classes as part of your assessment. It's exciting, nerve-wracking, and a lot of fun!!

Extra-Curricular Activities

We have a Drama Club on Thursdays after school which is open to every student in the school, regardless of age or ability.

Every Christmas, we have a Staff Pantomime, previoius syows have been Aladdin, Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, Dick Whittington, Snow White, Jack and the Beanstalk and Goldilocks!