Drama is a practical subject and as such classes are taught through active participation in a range of activities. Students will be expected to work as individuals and as members of a group, as well as contributing to whole class discussion. Consequently students are improving many life skills in addition to specific drama skills.
In years 7 & 8 students pursue a curriculum that introduces them to the drama skills that will allow them to communicate with an audience. Once skills are introduced they will then be used to explore a range of topics either as exploratory drama or preparing work for performance.
The GCSE drama course is a highly practical and creative course that covers an exciting array of projects. We use a range of dynamic teaching and learning styles that allow students to improve their drama skills and their confidence in performance.
As a drama student you can expect to work as an individual, in a pair and in small groups of various sizes. You will work with a wide range of people and develop the increasingly important life skills of team work, co-operation, negotiation and compromise.
Drama develops well rounded, independent, confident and articulate students.