‘I regard the 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
The Drama Curriculum aims to inspire in all students an appreciation of many different genres and styles of text and performance. It will equip students with a set of essential communication skills for life through highly collaborative and experimental learning experiences. Students will gain a wider understanding of the world in which they live and a wider awareness and appreciation for themselves and fellow humanity. Students will develop their self-confidence self-expression, empathy and communication skills. The Curriculum aims to develop students’ awareness of social, moral and ethical values, and aims to allow all students to respond creatively and critically to a range of contexts and stimuli. It aims to deepen students’ cultural understanding and exposure. Students will be equipped to reflect, analyse and evaluate a range of ideas, concepts, performances and texts.
The Drama Curriculum focuses on providing quality opportunities for all students to create and develop ideas to communicate meaning for performance. It aims to deepen students’ knowledge and understanding of how Drama and Theatre is developed and performed. Students learn how to use, apply, develop and refine a range of theatrical skills in performance to realise their own artistic intentions. Students will explore creative approaches to interpret a given stimuli or text from page to stage, reflecting, analysing and evaluating at each creative stage in the rehearsal process. Through a wide range of opportunities and experiences outside of the classroom, students should develop an appreciation of the performing arts and grow to understand its value for themselves and for society as a whole.
Ms Danielle Anderson
Assistant Headteacher and Teacher of Drama
Mrs Eleanor Parkinson
Teacher of Drama and Expressive Arts