Drama is a practical based subject accessible to all students. It is delivered in a safe space allowing students to interact positively with their peers, to discuss topic-based issues and real-life scenarios. The creativity and problem-solving nature of the subject requires students to develop confidence and life skills well beyond the classroom. Students delve into the history of theatre and look at a variety of styles to broaden their horizons beyond what they already know. They whilst also explore more modern developments and link to topics from subjects across the curriculum. Students study a variety of play texts and practitioners, whilst also having the opportunity to devise their own pieces of practical work. There have also been some strong extra curricular links to people currently working in the industry.
Students who have enjoyed key stage 3 drama and have a keen interest in theatre and performance can go on to take a GCSE in key stage 4 (Oxford Cambridge and RSA board).
Performing Arts Curriculum Video
Term 1 - Devising and exploring style and genre related to practitioners
Term 2 - Skills development and roles within theatre - and live theatre analysis
Term 3 - OCR devising component
Term 1 - Set text and exam preparation
Term 2 - Presenting and performing module
Term 3 - Exam revision and live theatre analysis
Students will take part in a number of assessed workshops and performances; both scripted and devised. Written work will be completed by students to support practical performances. The written exam at the end of year 11 will be held in controlled conditions.
Devising Drama (01/02) - 30%
Presenting and Performing Texts - 30%
Drama: Performance and Response - exam - 40%
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