“I regard theatre as the greatest of all art forms, the most immediate way in which a human being can share with another the sense of what it is to be a human being”
- Oscar Wilde
Drama allows for pupils to actively engage in the creative process and think critically to be an imaginative, independent, critical and reflective learner. The curriculum stimulates a lasting pupil curiosity, interest and enjoyment in drama and dramatic literature from a variety of cultures and traditions. Pupils will develop a range of personal qualities, including perseverance, initiative, confidence, individual awareness and group sensitivity.
Key Stage 3
All pupils are taught Drama at Key Stage 3 to equip pupils with the necessary skills to succeed should they decide to take Drama as a GCSE exam in KS4. Emphasis is placed on developing the pupils’ ability to concentrate, work co-operatively in a group situation and to develop confidence.
Key Stage 4
Pupils study the Eduqas / WJEC course (C690QS) at GCSE.
Drama is offered as a separate GCSE courses at KS4. The Drama course concentrates on the development of acting skills and the analysis of performance work. Pupils are assessed partly through written portfolios, and through practical contributions both in the classroom and an externally assessed written exam.