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Drama Curriculum Intent

To develop a wide range of knowledge and skills within drama working to professional industry standards. To ensure students can explore a variety of topics, styles, issues and characters working cooperatively with their peers.  They should use resilience during their rehearsal time, as well as teamwork and problem solving skills, allowing them to devise their own theatre or bring scripted plays to life. They will develop opinions on various topics through the use of spoken language skills and build the confidence and creativity to express these through the use of drama and performance. Drama embeds verbal use of self and peer feedback where students can demonstrate how to improve a performance to make it further engaging for an audience.

Drama is vital for communicating with others in school and in the wider world, and it is fundamental to learning in all curriculum subjects.

In studying drama, students develop skills in speaking, listening, reading and writing that they will need to participate in society and employment. Students learn to express themselves creatively and imaginatively and to communicate with others confidently and effectively.

The skills studied and developed in drama are key to the modern and professional world we live in. Due to the growth in the communication technology industry the need to be able to articulate and present your ideas with confidence across the world becomes more and more vital. Developing skills in presentation and self-confidence is now a key quality required in most if not all industries. Added to this the creative arts industry is one of the UK’s greatest exports around the world.

Students studying drama will have access to teaching from subject specialists only and will be taught in purpose built facilities equipped to a very high standard of technical support.

2023-24 Curriculum Overview for Drama

This gives details for each year group of curriculum content, knowledge/understanding that will be revisited, and assessment for each half term across the academic year.