Drama

Year 7 and 8 Exploration

In Year 7 and 8, students study Drama for 1 hour per fortnight and focus on developing confidence, public speaking skills, team work and communication skills and performance ability. Each lesson, students will develop the ability to discuss current affairs with sensitivity, develop and demonstrate the skill of empathy and explore what it means to be human. Students will be assessed on a different element of Drama and Theatre once per term.

Year 7

With a heavy focus on building confidence and communication skills, Year 7 Drama teaches three units of work across the year.

  1. The Drama Toolkit: Students create, explore, rehearse and perform their own character monologues, developing their confidence and public speaking skills.
  2. Page Meets Stage: Students study extracts from a published play, interpreting character to create meaning onstage, learn lines off by heart and perform and work together in groups.
  3. Devising: Students work in groups to devise their own performances using a variety of stimulus, creating performance that is impactful, effective and sensitive to its topic.

Year 8

Year 8 Drama continues to help students develop important interpersonal and transferable skills, alongside improving their performance ability, voice projection and collaboration.

  1. Theatre in Education: Students work in groups to devise their own informative performances based on current affairs, raising awareness of their chosen topic.
  2. Scripted: Students study extracts from a published play, interpreting character to create meaning onstage, learn lines off by heart and perform and work together in groups. As well as looking into some technical theatre. Students explore and experiment with the technical side of theatre, learning the roles and responsibilities of theatre makers, explore staging configurations and consider costume, sound, set, lighting and props for performance.
  3. Devising from a stimulus: Students work in groups to devise their own performances using a variety of stimulus, creating performance that is impactful, effective and sensitive to its topic. Students explore and experiment with the technical side of theatre, learning the roles and responsibilities of theatre makers, explore staging configurations and consider costume, sound, set, lighting and props for performance.