Our drama curriculum is broad and ambitious with a the aim of developing each student into a well rounded, confident and articulate individual that is able to think critically about the world around them, with highly developed levels of emotional literacy and cultural capital.
Our offer of drama ensures students explore the wide ranging world of theatre and drama: students explore different approaches to the art of acting, directing and theatre making through the exploration of differing historical, cultural and artistic styles. This broad approach helps students connect with their inner artist and helps them better understand the world around them and the human condition.
- We have high expectations of all of our pupils and know that every student can experience success in drama through careful sequencing of the curriculum and high-quality, research-informed teaching and learning.
- Every student has the right to experience performing arts and drama regardless of prior attainment or ability to help them develop their emotional literacy, emotional intelligence, oracy and communication skills.
- Explicit direct instruction and high quality teaching of specialist drama and theatre skills across all schemes of work ensure that all make progress regardless of ability, particularly SEND students.
- Through the careful sequencing and delivery of the curriculum, students learn how drama reflects the world we live in and how through connecting with ideas, characters from different backgrounds, and mature themes, theatre can be a powerful force for change both in the individual and the world around them.
- Students grow in confidence and key progress indicators are an excellent way of students measuring their progress and improving skills.
- The ability to speak publicly Infront of an audience is a transferable life skill which students develop in each and every drama lesson, helping build their confidence, self esteem and pride in their work.
Development of devising, acting, speaking and higher order thinking skills.
- The drama curriculum is engaging and inspirational. It challenges students to step out of their comfort zone and to push themselves to work with individuals of all abilities and to realise their innermost creative ideas. Students are equipped with the tools to enable them to create powerful pieces of theatre using innovative techniques and conventions to create bespoke pieces of theatre.
Drama is a powerful tool that imbues students with a strong sense of self worth, powerful voices and empathy. This is why drama students work in a wide range of fields from Law, nursing, roles within the media, design, the police, theatre and TV.