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Drama

Staff List

Ms G Entwistle Head of Department
Miss H North Head of Key Stage 4 Drama
Mrs K Wharnsby Head of Key Stage 3 Drama

Department Overview

‘What is Drama but life with all the dull bits cut out?’
Alfred Hitchcock

The department is run by a lively and passionate team of specialists who are committed to keeping abreast of current theatre practice. Our ethos is to develop individuality; to encourage students to think and express themselves with flair and confidence, but also to encourage tolerance and understanding.
Students are given opportunities through practical and written drama activities to experience the world around them and begin to appreciate situations from more than one perspective. Through drama, we encourage students to question, challenge and ultimately change their perception of the world in which they live.

Curriculum Content

Key Stage 5 Edexcel Drama and Theatre Studies

This is also a very popular course which is challenging, thought provoking, exciting, stimulating, creative and encourages thinking outside the box!

Unit 1 Exploration of Drama and Theatre
Unit 2 Theatre Text in Performance
Unit 3 Exploration of Dramatic Performance
Unit 4 Theatre Text in Context

The two year course is 50% practically assessed and 50% written. There are numerous opportunities to take part in workshops and theatre visits as well as performing yourself of course!

GCSE Grade A or B in GCSE Drama or Performing Arts and a GCSE Grade B in English Language are the course requirements.

 

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