Drama

drama-masksEinstein said, “Imagination is more important than knowledge.” Let your imagination expand and take you to new and exciting places in Drama.

Drama enables students to acquire skills that are sort in a huge variety of workplaces and professions such as; communication skills, confidence, self-motivation, team work, good personal presentation, problem solving and commitment.

Drama seeks to tap into the student’s whole potential and stretches, strengthens and challenges thoughts, ideas, imagination, emotions, social awareness and physicality.

Subject Key Aims

  • To develop confident and articulate students through a range of practical activities and public performances.
  • To expand imagination and challenge familiar ideas, changing, adapting and reinterpreting information in new and artistic ways.
  • To encourage empathy, compassion and tolerance by playing a variety of different characters from a range of cultures and times.
  • To understand the historical beginnings of Drama, how it developed and the impact it still has today; including looking at roles within the theatre as a whole such as set design and make up.
  • To study live theatre and be able to explain the choices made by directors, designers and actors.

Curriculum Overview

Year 7

Introduction to drama techniques

Myths and Legends

Greek theatre

Romeo and Juliet

Year 8

Urban Myths

War

Commedia del’ Arte

Bullying TIE

Year 9

AQA Performing Arts Technical Award

(Pupils will be given a range of briefs in which to develop their performance & production skills.)

Year 10 AQA GCSE Drama

Improvisation

Devised thematic work

Scripted work

Performance support ( Make up, set design, props, lights)

Year 11 AQA GCSE Drama

  • Improvisation
  • Acting – working on a script
  • Devised thematic work
  • Make up
  • Set design
  • Lighting
  • Costume
  • Props
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