Key Stage 3
All students receive one hour per week of Drama throughout key stage 3, which includes exploration of a range of topics across the year including: Silent Movies, Greek Theatre, Elizabethan Theatre, Theatre in Education and Victorian Melodrama. Students learn to adopt character roles and to respond to topics using their imagination, creating original improvised drama. Our topics often link with academic areas of study such as History, English, Religious Education, PSHE and include World War II, Anne Frank, child labour in Victorian England and, of course, Shakespeare. Students are taught to develop speaking, presenting, script writing, mime and analytical skills and are assessed on the ability to perform, make and evaluate drama. An exciting unit of dance has been introduced to the drama curriculum to broaden students’ study of the Arts.