The key learning areas in Drama are:

  • Concentration
  • Co-operation
  • Imagination
  • Communication

Drama is an exciting subject which allows children of all abilities to learn how to express themselves and their ideas. Drama gives pupils the confidence and skills necessary to progress both academically and socially, teaching them about themselves and the world around them through the exploration of Themes and Play texts.

Aims of the Department:

  • To encourage all children to take part.
  • To develop an awareness of the world around them and their place in it.
  • To introduce a range of skills that help to build confidence and self-esteem.
  • To explore plays and develop a deeper understanding of play-texts and literature.
  • To develop imagination
  • To make drama come alive.

Topics / Areas of Study

Year 7

  • Confidence, Collaboration and Creativity
  • A Christmas Carol – Script work
  • Trestle masks – Body language and gesture
  • Darkwood Manor – Gothic writing and vocal skills
  • Exploration of theatre roles

Year 8

  • The price of fame – Exploration of Brechtian theatre
  • Our Day Out – Script work
  • Romeo and Juliet – Stage combat
  • Missing persons – Devising work
  • Exploration of theatre roles and responsibilities

Year 9, 10 & 11

    • Noughts and crosses – Script work
    • Blood Brothers – Script work
    • Live theatre review – Billy Elliot The Musical
    • Bringing page to stage
    • Devising and development of a performance
    • Understanding theatre