Curriculum Vision and Implementation
“Drama is an inspiring, rigorous and practical subject which prepares all young people, through development of creativity, emotional intelligence and analytical skills, to live and work with confidence in the wider world”
Highest academic expectations
Choice of scripts for study, range of theatrical skills taught and in depth study of practitioners
Succeed in their chosen pathway
Regular visits to theatres and visits from professionals. Staff have professional experience and continue to work professionally. Independence in practical projects fosters mature attitude and university practices.
Ambition and preparation for life beyond education
We actively teach teamworking, communication, self motivation and problem solving. Through theatre we explore issues beyond their own experience, develop pupils’ interpersonal skills and stimulate their imaginations.
Individual responsibility and respect
All students learn to work as part of a group, contributing and listening to ideas and synthesising them into a successful performance. They are able to refine their own ideas and those of the group and will understand the importance of communication and negotiation.
Academically challenging, ambitious and stimulating curriculum
Students have opportunities to devise their own work, use drama techniques to explore themes, issues and ideas, interpret the work of playwrights and theatre practitioners and realise text. Practically they develop their physical and vocal skills n performing to an audience and explore how meaning is communicated.
A modern education
Choice of texts constantly updated to reflect a modern Britain. Technical equipment all modern industry standard, full DMX rig, moving head colour change lanterns, Qlab. Use of Google Classroom from Y7 to set work, give feedback and provide revision materials.
Develop strength of character and resilience
All students perform in front of their peers and become adept at analysing their own work and the work of others, and become comfortable with a positive focus on improvement.
Extra curricular diet and personal development opportunities
3 school productions a year and opportunities to perform at local professional venues. Technical and performance opportunities .Visits from practitioners. Visits to local and national theatre productions. Off the Ground Youth Theatre based in school—shared resources and equipment.
Drama has its own history and body of work, much of which has a unique and important place in our cultural life. We us it to provide an opportunity for pupils to explore the world of people from other places, times and cultures, and to examine differences and similarities with their own environment.
Personal and professional excellence and realising potential
Our expectations are that students consistently challenge themselves and take risks in the creation and performance of drama in their lessons. They will also have the opportunity to investigate the technical roles within the industry and approach theatre from this point of view.
Success and achievement
. The Drama curriculum centres on social and communication skills which enable pupils to enjoy and achieve. Whilst our curriculum is designed to support students in the development of their skills, it is fundamentally about the growth of the individual. Drama promotes self-esteem and provides all pupils with a sense of achievement regardless of academic ability.
True to subjects core content and concepts
Full curriculum progression maps, learning journeys, visions statement and extended vision statement. Excellent staff/ student relationships. Staff involvement with outside agencies and arts providers, including ITT design with Hope University and representing National Drama.
Skills to flourish in the modern world
We actively teach teamworking, communication, self motivation and problem solving . We aim to develop pupils’ interpersonal skills.
Future leaders with courage and integrity
From Y7 students take responsibility for their own rehearsals, they are expected to conduct their own research in order that they begin to make their own choices about personal development within the subject, and take responsibility for their own learning.