6 English and 6 Maths. GCSE Drama is an advantage.
Students the chance to demonstrate their knowledge of specialist terminology from the viewpoint of an actor, designer and director in a written context.
Scripts which are provided by the department
Exams will take place across the year, dates to be confirmed
Interventions are every Wednesday after school
Many students decide to further their training at Drama School or University. Drama is a subject which is looked on favourably by Universities for many subjects including Law, English and Politics.
The Drama course lends itself to a wide range of Spiritual, Moral, Cultural and Social studies. Students will analyse, engage with and question their own and others work, identify how beliefs, values and meanings are expressed and shared. Students are encouraged to express themselves through their performance work, which is supported by strong research into the wider world around them. This is reinforced by trips to the theatre and workshops by visiting practitioners and theatre companies. The department undertakes a number of extra-curricular activities that enhance the students’ experience of Drama and Theatre.
The Drama course is dependent on the students’ ability to enquire and communicate, their ideas, meanings and feelings. Students will investigate visual, tactile and other sensory qualities of their own and others work. We encourage independent thinking that will enable students to develop their ideas and intentions and express these in an appropriate manner.
Throughout the course students are encouraged to look at work that will often pose a moral question. The student’s outcomes are supported with a rationale or a meaning that will often convey a message.
Student’s work is celebrated throughout the school and their performances are well attended by staff and peers alike. Regular group and pair work in Drama lessons, supporting one another in a variety of projects in order to enhance team-working skills.
Throughout the units of work explored Students will develop their knowledge and understanding of practitioner ideas and concepts identifying how meanings are conveyed. Students will be exposed to a wide variety of cultures, beliefs and religions.