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Departmental Staff

 

Mrs M. Toal (Head of Department)

Miss E Gervin

Mrs A Hyndman

 

Information about the Drama department

 

The Drama department aims to develop the pupils’ personal interest in Drama. Pupils are provided with opportunities to work imaginatively to develop ideas. They are encouraged to develop their practical, creative and performance skills through engagement in a wide range of Drama activities.

 

Key Stage 3 Curriculum (Years 8, 9 and 10)

 

At Key Stage 3 pupils focus on the development of their performance skills. Pupils take part in practical activities aimed at improving their confidence and communication skills. Topics range from Musical theatre (Matilda) to Masks (Mime and Exaggeration).

 

Key Stage 4 Curriculum (Years 11/12)

 

At Key Stage 4 pupils are offered the chance to study GCSE Drama. The exam board is Eduqas. Across the 3 components pupils study one performance text; two extracts from a second contrasting text placed within the context of the whole text and either the techniques of a theatre practitioner or the characteristics of a genre of drama. 

 

Component No.

Content

Assessment

1

Devising Theatre

Internally assessed (40%)

2

Performing from a text

Externally assessed (20%)

3

Interpreting Theatre

Written examination (40%)

 

Strategies used in Drama

 

A wide range of strategies are utilised within the Drama classroom. These include:

 

  • Hot Seating
  • Conscience Alley
  • Through tracking
  • Freeze – frame
  • Roleplay
  • Tableau
  • Role reversal
  • Cross cutting
  • Mantle of the expert (narrating)
  • Role on the wall
  • Forum theatre
  • Improvisation
  • Framing the moment

 

 

Extra-curricular

 

A range of extracurricular activities are promoted within the Drama department including:

 

  • Visits to the theatre
  • Performances in the highly successful school shows
  • Dance/Drama club
  • Mask workshops
  • Lighting workshops
  • Drama theme-based workshops

Short Description

The Drama department aims to develop the pupils’ personal interest in Drama.

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