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.

Names of staff, role & contact details

Mr R Shillitoe
Head of Creative Arts

Miss L Lister
ILC Manager and Drama Specialist

Mr M Hartley
Drama Support Teacher

Mrs N Bristol
Drama Support Teacher

Mrs K Redman
Maternity Cover and Drama Support Teacher

Mr C Sharpe
Drama Support Teacher

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How and when is my child assessed?

In Drama, students will receive one formal assessed piece of work each term (this will either be a performance and/or composition based task).

Feedback given at this point by the teacher will be written, and will make use of a coded feedback system. Students will receive for each piece of work, at least 1 WWW comment outlining what they have done well, and 1 EBI comment, which will in turn provide the students with a learning/development target for their next assessed piece of work.

Between formal assessment points, students will receive regular and appropriate verbal feedback so as to help students progress and develop their knowledge, understanding and skills