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The Team and Facilities:

The drama team consists of two Drama teachers.  The drama studio is part of the Creative Arts block and is a purpose-built studio with flexible staging, theatre lighting and sound facilities.  Professional stage lighting has been recently added to the school hall for use in productions and GCSE performances.

Key Stage 3:

At KS3 students have a double lesson of drama on a rotation with Art, they spend every other half term in drama. Students are initially introduced to the basic skills required in drama moving on to exploring theatre styles and techniques that are needed to follow the subject at GCSE. These styles include ancient Greek theatre and melodrama as well as Shakespeare, script writing and physical theatre.

There is also a drama club open to all students once a week and opportunities to take part in performances in the local community

Key Stage 4:

At KS4, Drama is an option subject which runs over 2 years.  We have recently changed to the EDUQAS Drama GCSE specification. 

Each week students will have a double practical lesson and a single theory lesson.  Lessons consist of students recognising different practitioners and their contributions to theatre, practically exploring the set text from both an actor and directors' point of view.  They will also identify the different roles in theatre and apply this knowledge to their exam.  Students are also required to devise their own piece of work and perform this for component 1.

SUBJECT

YEAR GROUP

EXAM BOARD

SPECIFICATION

Drama 10 EDUQAS GCSE Drama (601/8420/6)
Drama 11 Pearson Edexcel GCSE Drama