Drama & performing arts
A wide range of topics are covered, in order to prepare pupils for the skills required at GCSE. Lessons are practical based and cover a wide range of drama techniques. Alongside this pupils will also complete written tasks designed to prepare them for the expectations of GCSE work. Lessons are designed to be engaging and challenging for pupils, and to encourage their appreciation of arts.
Year 9 - Bronze Arts Award - Optional additional project
Year 10 GCSE Drama (AQA)
This GCSE is focussed on performance - working with text, devising creative performances, and delivering exciting and powerful work to audience. The course gives the learner opportunities to look at how theatre has been shaped by people, playwrights, politics and culture. It is the option for those who really enjoy the acting side of their drama lessons. It gives pupils the chance to really develop these skills. The course is driven by exciting and challenging performance projects that will give pupils the chance to perform at different venues, gaining confidence and helping them to become independent leaders and also great team players.
Year 10/11 VCERT Level 1/Level 2 Performing Skills
This qualification is designed for pupils who may be interested in the performance industry. The focus of the qualification is on the learner’s ability and desire to perform.
The main aims of the specification are to:
• Study of the performance skills industry - who runs it, who performs it and who watches it
• Offer breadth and depth of study, both in a practical and written approach
• Provide opportunities to acquire a number of practical and technical skills
Rehearsal: Keep a logbook and write down what you have developed and worked on. Set yourself targets for the next rehearsal. See when the Drama Studio is available and schedule extra rehearsals if needed.
Learning Lines: Voice record your lines and listen to them; also read lines before bed.
For more ideas speak to your teacher.