Miss A Jowett
Creative Arts Head of Faculty: Mr J Revell
At KS1 and 2 the aim was for students to:
Participate in and gain knowledge, skills and understanding associated with the artistic practice of drama. Pupils should be able to adopt, create and sustain a range of roles, responding appropriately to others in role. They should have opportunities to improvise, devise and script drama for one another and a range of audiences, as well as to rehearse, refine, share and respond thoughtfully to drama and theatre performances.
|Key Stage 3||
Throughout Year 7, 8 and 9, students learn and apply three key areas of knowledge:
The knowledge taught in each year is as follows:
Year 7: Hansel and Gretel by The Brothers Grimm
Year 7: Response to text : The Long Road by Shelagh Stephenson
Year 7: Response to stimulus : an image
Year 8: Response to text : Blood Brothers by Willy Russell
Year 8: Response to text : Noughts and Crosses by Malorie Blackman
Year 8: Response to stimulus : a quotation
Year 9: Response to text : DNA by Dennis Kelly
Year 9: Response to text : Missing Dan Nolan by Mark Wheeller
Year 9: Response to stimulus : song lyrics
Assessment at Key Stage Three
Students will experience one Knowledge Week in Year 7, one in Year 8 and two in Year 9. They will be assessed on their understanding of the key knowledge and their practical application of it. The understanding accounts for 50% of their grades and the practical application accounts for the other 50%.
|Key Stage 4||
We follow the BTEC Tech Award in Performing Arts (Pearson)
Year 10: Exploring the Performing Arts - 33%
Students will investigate how professional performance or production work is created and demonstrate understanding of the skills, techniques and approaches used by professionals to create performance/production.
Year 10: Developing Skills and Techniques in the Performing Arts - 33%
Students will use rehearsal or production/design processes, apply skills and techniques in performance or realisation and review their own development and application of performance or design skills.
Year 11: Responding to a Brief - 33%
Students will understand how to respond to a brief; select and develop skills and techniques in response to a brief; apply skills and techniques in a workshop performance in response to a brief; and evaluate the development process and outcome in response to a brief.
Possible areas of future Studies
A-Level Drama and Theatre
Vocational Performing Arts
Possible future careers
Jobs indirectly related to drama include:
Studying Drama shows future employers that can work well on you own and in a team, you are confident, you can present, etc.