Years 7, 8 and 9
Curriculum Leader: Mr M Doody
All students in Years 7 and 8 study drama for two periods a week. In year 9 some students choose to take up a second language instead of Drama.
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 Devising Drama.
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.