Drama builds confidence, creativity and empathy. It places students in situations where they have to problem solve and think about information from different points of view.
Students learn about theatre history, theatre development and theatre in context. Drama is more than being famous it is about an expressive art form that empowers individuals to be creative
Students receive two Drama lessons per fortnight.
The Drama curriculum encourages creativity, communication, self-confidence and self-discipline. Students explore a range of issue and story based stimuli through practical sessions that enable all to respond, develop, perform and evaluate. Students will complete work in a variety of groupings and will therefore, not only develop their practical skills but also their confidence as performers and their cooperative group skills.
Drama naturally encourages students to develop their interpersonal skills as well as both their non-verbal and verbal communication skills in order to demonstrate meaningful characters and situations on stage.
As well as preparing students for the GCSE syllabus, Key Stage 3 Drama provides students with a range of transferable skills that can be applied across the curriculum; focusing on team work, creative thinking and communication.
Students should expect to receive a variety of homework related to each unit of work. These are available on Show My Homework and may include regular keyword and spelling/definition tests, revision or practice activities for unit assessments/performances and/or research-based project tasks.