About Drama

We are proud to offer the following specialist facilities:

  • 2 drama studios, with full lighting rigs and sound systems
  • The auditorium has state of the art lighting and sound systems for all productions.
  • Various practice rooms and a recording rooms

Year 7 and 8 Drama

Please use this link for an overview of the curriculum content for year 7 and year 8 Drama.

Curriculum Content for Y7 and Y8

Year 9, 10 and 11

Curriculum Intent for Drama

We study Drama for two key purposes: to develop an understanding and love of the theatre and to develop ourselves as individuals and members of society, developing skills for the world or work and life in general. Firstly, we study Drama to understand and explore plays, productions and the world of theatre (one of the biggest industries in the country). We look at the different creative roles and the different styles of drama and experience them through watching performances as well as practical work. Every good job, no matter in which field of work, requires you to be creative, confident and self- reflective: skills that we promote in Drama.

We encourage creativity and strive to develop empathetic, confident students who can analyse and question the world around us, helping us to understand this world. We study three productions to learn about the process of ‘page to stage’ and the different styles of drama. We watch professional productions to aid this. We look at our own ability and set targets to ensure skills are developed. Both script and devised drama are developed and performed.

Content of course

Exploring the Performing Arts (Drama)

  • Three productions studied.
  • Involves both practical and written work.
  • Students can watch live performances.

Developing Skills

  • Strengths and weaknesses in Drama are reflected upon.
  • Practical exercises, group work, and scripted pieces are developed.

Performing to a Brief

  • Students devise a piece of drama, based on a brief and a stimulus.

Assessment

Exploring the Performing Arts (Drama)

  • A PowerPoint (or any other method of presentation) is produced for the end of the component.

Developing Skills

  • A piece of script is performed at the end and a logbook is kept throughout, tracking progress.

Performing to a Brief

  • Students devise (make up) and perform a piece of Drama and produce three pieces of written work as a timed activity.

Course Link: Pearson BTEC Level 1/Level 2 Tech Award in Performing Arts (Drama)

Student Voice


Current Course Specifications

Btec Level 1 and Level 2 in Performing Arts

Home Learning Policy

Home Learning Intent:

We set home learning in Drama to:

  • Ensure students understand the skills and knowledge taught in the lesson
  • To produce coursework, enabling students to work at their own pace
  • To research topics being explored in the lessons
  • To develop their skills, such as learning lines.

Home Learning Expectations:

In Drama we expect home learning to be a positive experience. It is important that students understand what they are required to do because a variety of home learning will be asked for. If in doubt, it is important that they ask for help.

The work should be complete to the best of their ability. As some of it is coursework, it should be presented in the best way possible, with time and effort spent on it.

Year 10 and 11 should spend approximately one hour a week on home learning. Year 9 approximately one hour every fortnight.

Revision and self-study links

Links are provided in the relevant home learning policies per year group

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