From Monday 21st September, we will only offer grab bags (sandwich, drink and snack) during school lunch. Despite our best efforts to offer a hot meal at lunchtime, we are unable to do so whilst ensuring social distancing measures between year groups are maintained. Year 7, 9, and 10 students should return to school on Tuesday 22nd September. Students from Progress Group 8E should return on 23rd September.

Drama - Performing Arts

Drama and the Performing Arts develop creativity, self-awareness, self-esteem and teamwork as well as providing our students with opportunities to perform. It is a unique tool to explore and express human feelings and assist in the development of imagination, self-expression and confidence.

Drama is the enactment of real and imagined events through role-play and performance. It enables individuals and groups to explore, shape and represent ideas, feelings and their consequences in symbolic or dramatic form.

What do students study in Drama - Performing Arts?


Key Stage 3 Curriculum Overview

Year
Topics Studied
7

Autumn: Drama techniques.

Spring: Script work: The Twits.

Summer: Commedia Dell'Arte.

8

Autumn: History of musical theatre.

Spring: Reading scripts: Verbatim Theatre.

Summer: Intro to Shakespeare.

9

Autumn: Practitioners.

Spring: Technical theatre and promenade theatre.

Summer: Performing a play.


Key Stage 4 Curriculum Overview

Year
Topics Studied
10

Autumn: Component 1 - Exploring the Performing Arts (Naturalism).

Spring: Component 1 - Exploring the Performing Arts (Physical Theatre).

Summer: Component 1 and 2 - Developing skills and techniques in the Performing Arts (Epic Theatre)

11

Autumn: Component 2 - Developing skills and techniques in the Performing Arts.

Spring & Summer: Component 3 - Responding to a brief.

Exam Specifications