Lead teacher: Mr T Pattison
A high quality drama education should engage and inspire students to develop a love of theatre and their talent as performers, and so increase their self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement. It should encourage students to be creative independent thinkers.
Our Drama curriculum aims to:
- develop creativity through understanding the benefits of participation in the arts, performance and creativity during their school journey;
- develop co-operation & collaboration;
- develop confidence in communication through developing vocal and physical skills;
- explore social issues through drama to develop tolerance and understanding;
- expose students to different peoples’ perspectives and emotions on issues and events;
- study the history and influence of different practitioners on drama;
- develop an understanding of how to apply and analyse different stylistic qualities such as Naturalism and Physical Theatre;
- develop an ability to evaluate their own and others’ work.
Our curriculum gives students the opportunity to learn about different styles of theatre and develop their collaborative skills, creativity, resilience and leadership skills. At KS3 students, learn how to use vocal and physical skills to communicate to an audience. They develop the ability to work with others, create collaboratively to generate, develop and communicate ideas, and evaluate their performance. At KS4 students continue to explore drama as a practical art form in which ideas and meaning are communicated to an audience through choices of form, style and convention. Students create, perform and respond to drama informed by their theoretical knowledge of drama and theatre.