Drama

Introduction

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Introduction

Drama is about imagination, creativity and innovation. It is a fundamental human activity and a powerful lens to use to interpret the world. Drama can challenge, develop and enrich the life of every person in a school’s community, created with the simplest and most complex of resources; people.

The Drama Department is committed to securing a broad and balanced arts provision for all pupils. The ethos for our curriculum is to provide a creative, skills-based programme that places the student at the heart of his learning. Students learn to appreciate drama as a practical activity, an art form and intellectual discipline.

Who we are?

Ms A Hughes

For more information on this curriculum area please contact: 

Ms A Hughes

ach@ccfplus.com

Aims and Enrichment

Aims & Objectives

The schemes of work we provide integrate with whole school assessment practice to provide a clear framework for progression. The curriculum is wide-reaching and responsive to the students’ interests, learning and developmental needs. Drama is offered as a discrete subject to all pupils at Key Stage 3. Students who demonstrate an aptitude for the subject are offered the opportunity to continue their learning at GCSE. Through engagement in drama, pupils apply their imaginations and draw upon their own personal experiences. The focus of the department is the teaching of the skills and concepts relevant to the art form, whilst maintaining that personal and social development is pervasive to all work. Possible career opportunities can include the following:

Actor

Theatre Director

Playwright

Practitioner

Theatre Stage Manager

Lighting Technician

Costume/Props Designer

Events Coordinator

Drama Therapist

Community Arts Worker

Arts Administrator

Enrichment:

    • Activities in and out of school-links to industry or other external groups ie Universities.
    • Recent successes – GCSE and A level results, trips, competitions

    Arts Awards Evening (Autumn Term)

    School Production (Spring Term TBC)

    Arts Depot Young Company

    RADA (The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art)

    95% A-C GCSE Drama 2014/2015

    School Production – Lord of the Flies 2014/2015

    Arts Awards Evening – 2014/2015

    RADA ‘A Winter’s Tale’ July 2015.

Key stage 3

Year 7

Introduction to Drama

Darkwood Manor

Ernie’s Incredible Hallucinations

The Tempest

Early Man

Improvisation 

Year 8

Introduction to Drama

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time

Hamlet

Theatre in Education

Commedia Dell’Arte

Improvisation and Scriptwriting

Year 9

Greek Theatre

His Dark Materials

Verbatim Theatre

Documentary Theatre

Naturalism

Improvisation and Style

  • Resources – reading list for support, exam boards etc

 http://qualifications.pearson.com/content/dam/pdf/GCSE/Drama/2009/Specification%20and%20sample%20assessments/UG030946_GCSE_Drama_Spec_2012.pdf

http://qualifications.pearson.com/en/subjects/drama-theatre-studies-and-performing-arts.html

 

Edexcel GCSE Drama Student Book:  https://www.waterstones.com/books/search/term/edexcel+drama

 

Key stage 4

Year 10

Physical Theatre

Naturalism

Mock Unit 1 – Colour

Mock Unit 2 – Port

Mock Unit 3

Year 11

Unit 1 – Drama Exploration

Unit 2 – Exploring play texts

Unit 3 –  Drama Performance

http://qualifications.pearson.com/content/dam/pdf/GCSE/Drama/2009/Specification%20and%20sample%20assessments/UG030946_GCSE_Drama_Spec_2012.pdf

http://qualifications.pearson.com/en/subjects/drama-theatre-studies-and-performing-arts.html

 Edexcel GCSE Drama Student Book:  https://www.waterstones.com/books/search/term/edexcel+drama