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Drama Department


Staff

Head of Drama – Leah McCay

Teachers of Drama – Claire Kirk, LouiseTimmons, Michelle McGrade, Kelly Houston, Gareth Devine

 

Aims of the Department

  1. To help the pupil come to an understanding of him/herself and his/her environment and through this to foster tolerance and understanding of other people and their point of view.

to encourage and improve self-expression

to developfluency of speech, self-knowledge, self-respect, self-confidence,self-discipline and self-control

to learn to negotiate and to co-operate in work with others

to develop orderly thinking and an ability to organise

 

  1. To help pupils achieve an understanding of, and satisfaction and enjoyment from, the medium of drama.
  2. To provide a social and moral training, and to help young peopleto mature emotionally in preparation for later life.
  3. To develop language skills.
  4.  To develop the ability to solve problems and to take decisions both alone and in collaboration with others.

 

Description of the curriculum

Key Stage 3

The aim of drama at KS3 is to introduce pupils to drama through practical tasks so that they have an awareness of themselves and their ability to communicate with others.  Skills covered include: roleplay, improvisation, mime, tableaux, text based work (from‘page to stage’), movement

Key Stage 4

Pupils who opt for drama at this level complete either AQA GCSE or aBTEC in Performing Arts

Key Stage 5

Pupils complete AQA AS and A2 exams

 

Careers

Actor/actress , stage manager, arts administrator, drama teacher, dramatherapist, television production assistant, youth & community worker, personnel manager, social worker, journalist, marketing manager, charities administrator, radio presenter

 

Extra Curricular

School Show

After School DramaClub

Schools’ DramaFestival group

Achievements(curricular)

We consistently achieve a 100% pass rate (A* - C) at GCSE and A level

Our students consistently achieve band one pieces (top band) in their practical exams atGCSE and A Level

Exam students have won North West Schools’ Drama festival – competing against other schools in thearea

 

Web links

For specifications and course details of the GCSE and AS/ A level content:

http://web.aqa.org.uk/qual/gce/arts/drama_overview.php

http://web.aqa.org.uk/qual/newgcses/art_dan_dra_mus/new/drama_overview.php

 

For specification and course details of the BTEC in Performing Arts:

http://www.edexcel.com/subjects/BTEC-Performing-Arts/Pages/Default.aspx

 

 

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