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
Autumn: Drama techniques.
Spring: Script work: The Twits.
Summer: Commedia Dell'Arte.
Autumn: History of musical theatre.
Spring: Reading scripts: Verbatim Theatre.
Summer: Intro to Shakespeare.
Spring: Technical theatre and promenade theatre.
Summer: Performing a play.
Key Stage 4 Curriculum Overview
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)
Autumn: Component 2 - Developing skills and techniques in the Performing Arts.
Spring & Summer: Component 3 - Responding to a brief.