This is where the fun begins. Students will experience creative freedom and enjoyment in the subject, alongside developing confidence, resilience and the skills necessary to be successful. Students receive one fun filled, action packed lesson per week, through which they are introduced to the key drama skills and techniques, including Still Images, Thought Tracking, Hot-Seating, Monologues, Cross Cutting, Narration and Role play. Students get to work together as a team, fuelling each others imagination in a creative environment.
In Year 8 students continue to develop their creativity by expanding their knowledge in so many ways. We look at, scripted and unscripted work, exploring character, relationships and issues. All the time constantly building on those skills that students have already learnt in Year 7. Students also get a glimpse into what happens at GCSE. Every lesson you will have the opportunity to stand on stage and perform your hearts out, using props, costumes and lighting.
In Year 9 students learn how to analyse and evaluate their own performances and the work of others. We explore a range of workshops and play texts, such as Blood Brothers and Find Me and the students are given the opportunity to perform in front of a live audience.
At the end of KS3, students can choose whether to continue to study Drama into KS4 and gain a qualification. For those that do not continue to study Drama we hope they continue with their education with a lifelong love of the Performing Arts, understanding of the different styles and techniques and appreciation of the subject. We also hope that the will have developed skills such as teamwork, confidence and Empathy which will help them in everyday life.