The act of ‘role play’ is an important element of a young person’s learning and development. The curriculum intends to give students a practical knowledge of how drama works as an art form and encourages them to recognise how drama is integral to cultures in different times and places.
KS3 develops the vital skills of independence, appreciation, concentration, cooperation, team working skills, confidence, creativity, communication and critical thinking through the practical exploration of different genres, styles and performances. The curriculum also develops specialist Drama skills such as improvisation, movement, body language, posture, gesture, timing, control, facial expressions, vocal projection, diction, expression of mood and the interaction with other performers.
Our Drama curriculum is particularly closely allied to other art subjects and to English. The curriculum allows students to plan/design, create and perform (similar to skills developed in Music), and it also supports English by developing communication skills, through practical exploration of texts and stimuli.