All students have a weekly Drama lesson throughout Key Stage 3. Students are able to work in groups to devise and perform their pieces, within the studio environment of the Drama facilities.
The key skills which they will develop are:
As a result, students enjoy increased confidence and self-esteem and this will benefit all aspects of their life.
Schemes of work encourage students to reflect on their place in the world; both locally and globally, and through role play they learn to empathise with the thoughts and feelings of others.
Topics include: improvisation, building atmosphere, script work, movement, stage craft skills, status, issue based work on child labour and prejudice, Shakespeare, news reports and adverts, Melodrama and the history of theatre. Students will also be able to make and evaluate short video pieces.