Contact - S Smyth - Head of Drama - email@example.com
Welcome to Drama!
Our aim is to develop in students technical skills along with enjoyment and appreciation of Drama as an art form; and to support students in understanding the contexts theatre operates in. We try to achieve this both in the curriculum and in extra curricular activities.
All students learn drama in Years 7 and 8 at Key Stage 3. Many choose Drama as an option in Years 9, 10 and 11 at Key Stage 4. Some choose to take advantage of our academic and vocational opportunities to study Drama further in 6th form at Key Stage 5.
There are currently three teachers in the Drama Department, which is led by Mr Smyth. Drama is taught in the Performing Arts Centre (PAC) at the front of the school. There are three teaching rooms; PAC1 and PAC2 and the Drama Studio. PAC1 is the biggest space and is the venue where all performances take place. It has air conditioning, a lighting circuit and a sound system which are available during lessons and when performing a play to a public audience.
The GCSE course takes place over a period of 2 years. During this time you will use a range of drama skills including; theatre craft (design lighting, props and costume) and problem solving –based upon issues and published play scripts. You will also capture your own response, development and an evaluation on paper. You will also need to compare your work to others' and include evidence of at least one trip to a theatre. Ideas will be explored through process and performance.
Drama and Theatre Studies has been part of the A-level curriculum for many years. Many people enjoy it and some have chosen to continue with it at university and professional careers.