Years 7, 8 and 9
Curriculum Leader: Mr M Doody
All students in Years 7-9 study drama for two periods a week.
What we learn:
In Drama students will begin to develop communication and group work skills. They are introduced to a number of dramatic conventions and taught how to use these within performances. They will also explore a number of citizenship issues including peer pressure and refugees.
Students will develop skills already covered in Year 7 and will use more complex devising and story telling techniques. Students will learn how to devise original drama from a stimulus. They will also study some aspects of theatre history including Greek theatre, commedia D'ell Arte and Shakespeare. Students will continue to explore citizenship themes such as friendship and grief.
In Year 9 students will be introduced to significant theatrical practitioners: Brecht, Stanislavski and Artaud. Students also have the opportunity to develop design skills and more technical aspects of Drama including lighting and sound. Students will develop a deeper understanding of Drama designed for specific audiences.