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“The long-term aim of Drama Teaching is to help the student understand himself and the world he lives in”
“The most valuable asset a nation has is the creativity of its children” – Alan Plater (playwright). Quote from Drama in Schools, second edition, Arts Council, England 2003
“Like theatre, drama in schools can unlock the use of imagination, intellect, empathy and courage. Through it, ideas, responses and feelings can be expressed and communicated. It carries the potential to challenge, to question and to bring about change” – Jude Kelly
(theatre director, founder of Metal).
Quote from Drama in Schools.
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Drama Club will be on a Monday this year. It will run from 3.05pm to 4.05pm in the Drama Studio. Everyone is welcome.
Productions and theatre trips are a particular strength of the Department. The department aims to stage two school productions a year. These are often in collaboration with Music, Art, Dance and Technology although can be solely the Drama Department.
Recent productions include:
Beasts and Beauties
Kiss Me Kate
High School Musical
Much Ado About Nothing
Faust and Furious
Return to the Forbidden Planet
Little Shop of Horrors
The Wizard of Oz
As you Like It
Taming of the Shrew
Every KS3 pupil has one hour lesson of Drama per week. Years 7 and 8 are taught in form groups, Year 9 are split into 8 mixed ability Creative Arts groups. They are in these lessons for drama, Art and Music.
Year 11 and 10 GCSE Drama follows the OCR syllabus. There is one group in Year 11 taught by Mrs Sinclair. In Year 10 (2007 – 2009) there are two groups taught by Ms Allen and Mrs Sinclair.
AS and A2 Drama and Theatre Studies follow the Edxcel syllabus. Ms Allen teaches 4 lessons out of 9 at A2 and 6 lessons out of 9 at AS. Mrs Sinclair teaches the rest on those courses.
For more in-depth information about the Drama course click here.