Drama Curriculum Overview
In Drama within our programme of study, we aspire to cover all requirements and guidance given from the National Curriculum in order to develop well-rounded, confident students. They will explore a range of themes/stimuli and theatre styles, building their understanding of creating, rehearsing, performing and evaluating Drama. We strongly believe:
Students 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.
Role-play and other Drama techniques can help students to identify with and explore characters.
Drama and role-play can contribute to the quality of students’ writing by providing opportunities for students to develop and order their ideas through playing roles and improvising scenes in various settings.
Reading, re-reading, and rehearsing plays for presentation and performance give students opportunities to discuss language, including vocabulary, extending their interest in the meaning and origin of words.
The Drama long term plan is available here.