Drama

Staffing

Mrs M Porter (Teacher in Charge)
Mrs L Ace
Mrs J Lewis

Subject Overview

Through drama you can become anyone, anywhere, at anytime. By understanding drama you can learn to understand anyone, anywhere anytime.

Drama gives our pupils the opportunity to develop their Improvisation skills. Improvisation is the spontaneous response to new and unexpected situations. Life is improvisation. Drama helps our pupils to  respond in new ways when spontaneous and unexpected things occur to them.

In Drama pupils participate in group work. This helps them to explore relationships on and off stage. It helps them to improve their communication skills and to make friends.

Studying Drama has a lot of personal benefits for our pupils. It helps with building self-confidence, speaking in public, and developing interpersonal skills. It helps them to be more aware of how their physical presentation can affect the way people see them.

Key Stage 3

In  Junior School, Drama is taught in modules. Each pupil has the opportunity to develop different acting skills through carefully designed tasks. They perform scripts and have opportunities to both write and perform their own scripts.

Classes are held in our purpose built theatre which comprises a Green Room, Lighting Room and tutorial room.

Key Stage 4

Drama is a popular choice at GCSE. There are 2 classes and girls follow the CCEA specification which is taught in 5 periods each week. Pupils  have the opportunity to experience a variety of drama forms:

  • Acting
  • Improvisation
  • Dance drama
  • Mime
  • Devising
  • Directing
  • Design

Assessment

Practical Controlled Assessment  (60%)
Final written examination (40%)

Key Stage 5

At AS and A2 level, pupils follow the Edexcel  Specification for Drama & Theatre Studies.

Unit 1 – Exploration of Drama and Theatre
Unit 2 – Theatre Text in Performance
Unit 3 – Exploration of Dramatic Performance
Unit 4 – Theatre Text in Context

Career Opportunities

Acting
Arts Administration
Festival Organising
A&R Work
Sound Engineer
Music Publishing
Creative Therapy
TV Production
Radio Presenting
Dance Teaching
Prop making

 

Make Up Artistry
Repertory Theatre
Recording Engineering
Music Journalism
Contemporary Dance
Composing
Scriptwriting
Events management
Choreography
Camera Operating
Directing
Producing

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