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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