Drama is a practical subject designed to give pupils the opportunity to work amongst each other and express themselves. Through drama pupils explore a variety of different topics, themes, stimulus and plays that link to the world in which we live and therefor, they gain indispensable skills needed for lifelong learning. Drama helps develop personal qualities such as group work, the ability to communicate and co-operate effectively with others. Building self-confidence is at the core of the subject expanding their social awareness, empathy, values and attitudes. Pupils discover the world of theatre and gain the skills needed to be an accomplished, confident performer. They will understand and participate in the creative process required to produce successful performance work and will reflect and evaluate their work and the work of others.
In key stage three drama, the pupils will be provided with a range of experiences in order for them to learn new skills and develop their knowledge and understanding of drama. Pupils will broaden their creativity and imagination whilst enhancing their own personal qualities. There are a variety of performance skills pupils will be introduced to and trained to improve upon throughout the course. They will also learn the use of dramatic techniques to make performance work interesting and effective as well as gaining a knowledge of texts and playwrights intentions. Pupils will explore different styles of theatre and will be able to put this knowledge into practice through their performance work.