Drama

Welcome to our Drama department.

Who We Are

Mr P Ging - Curriculum Leader

Miss G Ring

Miss K Pass

Mr S Ward

 

Key Stage 3

Year 7 - Autumn Term

Basic Drama Skills

Students will learn:

  • How to work effectively in teams.  
  • To Communicate clearly.
  • Tableaux and Narration

Communication Through Movement

Students will learn:

  • How to communicate emotion to an audience through a range of movements.

Spring Term

Spontaneous Improvisation

Students will learn:

  • How to effectively and imaginatively spontaneously improvise.
  • Quick establishment of character and action.
  • Devised Improvisation

Students will learn:

  • How to effectively and imaginatively devise an improvisation.
  • More detailed establishment of character and action.

Summer Term

Mime

Students will learn:

  • Specific rules of Mime performance
  • Exaggeration of physical action for comedy and clarity in performance.

Rosie is Missing

Students will learn:

  • How to use techniques such as Teacher-in-role and Hot seating to create a piece of ‘process’ drama.

Year 8 - Autumn Term

Working From a Stimulus

Students will learn:

  • How to create an effective piece of Drama from a range of visual stimuli.
  • The importance of context and the role it plays in Drama.

Shakespeare

Students will learn:

  • How fantastic Shakespeare is!
  • How to establish mood and atmosphere in performances of several extracts from Shakespeare plays.

Spring Term

Whole Group Drama

Students will learn:

  • How to create a complete performance using a large cast
  • Techniques such as choral theatre and physical theatre.

Introduction to Scripts

Students will learn:

  • How to create and perform an extended piece of script using all performance skills as well as design and technical elements.

Summer Term

Mask and Mime

Students will learn:

  • To develop the skills learnt in Mime last year and apply them to mask work to create physical and slapstick comedy.

Peter Watson

Students will learn:

  • How to use their CSI skills to solve the mystery of Peter Watson.
  • Teacher-in-role research, improvisation, all skills come in here!

 

Key Stage 4

Examination Board: AQA 

Drama is a popular and exciting subject within the school. The GCSE course offers students the opportunity to develop their performance skills, experiment with new styles of theatre and the chance to work in a fully equipped department complete with two specialist performance spaces, and a range of technical equipment. You will take part in a range of scripted and devised performance projects and also have the opportunity to be examined in a technical theatre option if you wish. This is a course which is aimed at raising your performance skills and experiences of theatre, but also increases interpersonal and empathetic skills. 

Assessment: Drama is 60% controlled assessment task (practical) and 40% written element. There is one written examination at the end of Year 11

Progression: Theatre Studies AS and A2 are a natural progression from GCSE Drama. Theatre Studies is highly successful at the school and is a popular choice in the Sixth Form.