Drama is introduced to pupils in year 8. The aim during the first term is for pupils to become confident with this new art form.
Pupils also have opportunity to operate the sound desk and lighting equipment and all are encouraged to take part in the annual school production. Through our lessons as well as learning drama techniques we focus on various issues and explore them using the artform. When planning schemes of work there are three modes of activity:
CREATING - researching, discussing, questioning, thinking, sharing and shaping, experimenting.
PERFORMING - imparting meaning to an audience through a physical form.
RESPONDING - expressing an understanding of what the Drama is saying and how it is saying it.
The Drama curriculum is planned to provide students with the chance of reaching their maximum potential in all three areas. An holistic approach to planning and teaching Drama is one that takes account of the many facets of the artform and seeks to foster an understanding and appreciation of the way they work together to create unique experiences.
PERFORMING ARTS AT KEY STAGE 4
- in part one you will use drama to express your feelings and ideas about a range of issues
- in part two you will look at a play to see how a playwright expresses their ideas about a theme or topic and explore ways of making the play work on stage
- in part three you will have the choice of being involved in the performance of a play from an existing script or one you can create yourselves