Drama Curriculum Intent
Our intent is to nurture the talent of each student and develop their unique gifts and potential. The school motto, ’Work with Love,’ guides us in focusing on the individual student. In Drama we explore the world around us, understand the ideas and opinions of others and learn how to discuss, resolve, compromise and empathise. Students are able to comment and reflect on moral and spiritual dilemmas in a safe, inclusive environment and express ideas in an atmosphere of trust.
We offer students opportunities to develop performance skills as part of our Culture pillar. They are able to take part in a wide range of Drama activities which offer valuable and rewarding experiences. The sense of achievement and camaraderie that being part of any production team can offer contributes towards creating well-rounded, responsible and successful adults. The skills developed help them to shape their future goals.
Our curriculum offers opportunities to develop a variety of skills and a depth of knowledge. Through exploring the development of Drama practice, studying a variety of text styles and underpinning this knowledge with context, students learn how to make connections and develop knowledge-mastery and deep understanding. The practical focus challenges students to work independently, be ambitious, learn from mistakes and take pride in their performances.
Drama lessons are designed to inspire and engage students by taking a practical approach with many opportunities for teamwork. This helps students to develop their creativity and the ability to discuss, negotiate, listen and lead. Through creating a performance, students learn to take responsibility, think for themselves, resolve problems, make decisions and communicate ideas that may inspire and challenge others. They are encouraged to explore topics that have a positive impact on their audience and improve the world that we live in.