What's it all about?

We’re all about performing

The drama curriculum at St Cuthbert’s offers students the chance to explore many different styles and genres of theatre and drama, from a range of time periods. The curriculum also enhances students’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural understanding. Many topics and subject matters are explored within the Drama curriculum, from current issues facing teenagers to the moral concerns in Shakespeare’s great plays.

The department offer a range of opportunities such as theatre trips for Key Stage 3 and 4, visiting theatre companies, specialist workshops and opportunities to perform in school productions and concerts.

The drama department offers a range of extra-curricular activities such as weekly Key stage 3 Drama club and Key stage 4 revision and rehearsal clubs and sessions.

The Team

Ms Danielle Anderson
Assistant Headteacher and Teacher of Drama

Mrs Eleanor Parkinson
Teacher of Drama and Expressive Arts

Drama Curriculum Overview

Students will study the terrible fate of Humpty Dumpty (Script work) and Macbeth by Shakespeare (Devising and interpreting Shakespeare).

Students will study Romeo and Juliet / Physical Theatre devices and Our day out by Will Russell (Script work and introduction to analysing script, character and playwright's intentions)

Yer 9 Curriculum under review.

Students will be introduced to set text: Blood Brothers (context, themes, issues, character, plot). They will study Blood Brothers (Component 1 & 3) and then they will be introduced to introduction to style and practitioners and devising drama.

Students will be introduced to devising stimulus, devising drama and devising logs. They will be experimenting with style and practicing response to live performance. There will also be their final assessment.

Students will study components 1 and revise for their final exam.

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