Yr 7 Drama
The drama course develops skills and approaches that help students to respond positively to work, to develop ideas, to be able to perform regularly and to be able to reflect on what is achieved, recognising both success and areas for development.
Topics include: Timothy Winters, the Charles Causley poem and the Oregon Trail about Nineteenth Century American Pioneers .
Yr 8 Drama
The drama course is designed to develop positive attitudes and approaches to skill development that will help students create their own work. They are expected to respond to different stimuli, to create and develop drama, to perform regularly to the class and to reflect on their work.
Topics include: Lion & Albert, Holidays from Hell, Script Work, Comedy Sketch Making and Time Travel.
Yr 9 Drama
The drama course in Year 9 places greater demands on students. They are expected to be able to function well in teams, to be able to create, rehearse, perform and analyse. The work introduces ideas that will appear again for those who go on to study drama at KS4 and beyond.
Court of Life – which leads to a trial with dramatic evidence
Character Building – which ends in an audition experience
Park Bench – which encourages script writing
Generation Gap – social drama
Reality Time – a teamwork challenge requiring performance and presentation skills
Yr 10 Drama
BTEC First Level 2 in Performing Arts (Acting)
Unit 1 Acting Skills
a) Work on Stanislavski
b) Work on Boal
c) Work on Brecht
d) Work on technique
Unit 2 Prepare Perform Production with script and devised work
Yr 11 Drama
BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate
Devised 1 – Winters Tales of Terror
Script 2 – To be decided by negotiation in December
Devised 2 – Hidden Voices, a solo performance