Drama gives students the opportunity to nurture and develop their creativity, confidence and discipline. The curriculum is offered across both key stages is wide-ranging and challenging. The subject equips students with skills that are essential to the real world; from simply working in a collaborative and supportive manner, to creative problem solving, project management, meeting deadlines and resolving disputes.
Students will develop their performance, design and technical theatre skills, through a variety of topics and themes. Key Stage 3 offers students the opportunity to explore a broad range of skills and techniques, which they can then apply at GCSE in a more focused manner. Students rehearse for several performances and in addition to this, they complete written assessments, where they must describe, explain, analyse and evaluate both their own work and that of live theatre performances. There is also the chance for students to experience drama and theatre outside of the classroom – recent opportunities have included theatre visits and the National Connections performance project.
From Year 7 students’ work will be assessed in-line with the new GCSE specification and students will be given regular feedback using the marking criteria for both practical and written work. The aims of the course of study are:
- to develop students’ creativity, confidence and discipline through explorations of stories and themes.
- to extend knowledge and understanding of drama and theatre through exposure to new styles and genres.
- to realise artistic intentions in live performance.
- to develop skills transferable to the wider world.
to analyse and evaluate personal work and the work of others.
What is a Knowledge Organiser?
It is a document prepared by your teachers that summarises and condenses all the most vital, useful and powerful knowledge on a single page, that you need to remember to be successful.
If you use this document to help you when you study or revise it will help you to remember the key information and learn important subject specific words which will help you in your exams and assessments.
By using the Knowledge Organisers at home to support you with study it will help you when back in the classroom. Below is a list of potential ideas and tasks that you could follow to help with any subject. You will then need to find the knowledge organisers for the subjects you wish to study, and the topics that you are studying in class to complete the tasks below or those set by your teachers.