Drama

Drama Curriculum

The Drama Department at Shevington High School aims to develop individual creativity; to encourage and challenge all students to think and express themselves with confidence and to encourage tolerance and understanding. Students are given opportunities to experience the world around them and begin to appreciate situations from more than one perspective.  Through drama, we encourage students to question and challenge their perception of the world and develop the vital inter-personal skills employers seek:

  • Confidence & Communication – A command over their vocal and physical skills to allow them to approach a wide range of public speaking and performance opportunities with confidence.
  • Co-operation – Working well with others and striving towards a common goal.
  • Commitment – Encouraged to excel when challenged, developing resilience.
  • Empathy & sensitivity – Understanding the viewpoints and emotions of a range of characters (Fictional and non-fictional).
  • Evaluation & appreciation – An appreciation of the ways in which professionals (playwrights, actors, directors, designers etc.) achieve their effects and communicate their intentions to an audience and an ability to evaluate their own and others’ work.

And above all

  • Creativity – An understanding of the benefits of participation in the arts and a safe environment in which to experiment, explore and develop.

 

Teaching and Learning

Drama encourages pupils to work in groups demonstrating excellent communication skills, whilst developing their confidence and encouraging them to take responsibility for their own learning. Extra-curricular activities are a huge part of the department including a range of activities for all ages and abilities. We ensure all pupils have the right to participate, enjoy and ultimately succeed. The department presents two productions each year. One focuses on acting whilst the other is a celebration of Drama, Music, Dance and Art, allowing the Performing Arts Faculty to work together on a large scale musical theatre performance.

 

Assessment
Each groups explores a broad range of skills that challenge all abilities and allows for incremental progress throughout the years. Assessment is routinely carried out at the end of each unit.
 

Lessons

Year 7 1 hour per week

Year 8 1 hour per week

GCSE Options

Year 9 3 hour per week

Year 9 3 hour per week

Year 9 3 hour per week

 

Staff

Mr Hughes-Alty