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Theatre Studies


SUBJECT OVERVIEW

Drama is one of the key elements within our Performing Arts department.
 
The aim of Drama is to develop the confidence of students and allow them to think more creatively, ‘outside the box’.  The development of group work and performance skills are also essential and are transferable into the working world.  Across the key stages, students continue to develop their literacy and oracy skills through scripted work.
 
Students have the opportunity to explore a variety of contemporary topics and traditional themes through Drama.  They range from Folktales, to The News, to Relationships & Emotions.  Students develop their performance skills and learn about different dramatic techniques that they can use to enhance their work.

SCHEMES OF WORK

KEY STAGE 3

The Key Stage 3 Drama curriculum focuses on developing key skills including SEAL (Social & Emotional Aspects of Learning).
 
Year 7 students are introduced to the key Drama skills of looking, listening & trusting.  They then develop their acting skills and use them to explore different themes.
 
Year 8 students develop their skills by exploring such subjects as Stereotypes and The News.
 
Year 9 students continue to develop their skills and explore themes relevant to their lives.

KEY STAGE 4

  • AQA GCSE Drama: Consists of 60% practical (controlled assessment) and 40% written (examination).
Practical work includes devised performance alongside prepared improvisations and scripted work.
 
Students answer questions in the written examination based on their own practical work and theatre productions that they have watched.

STAFF

Mr D. McNamee - Head of Department
Mrs V. Hambleton
Ms K. Waldron

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 The Academy of St Nicholas

51 Horrocks Avenue
Liverpool
L19 5NY
Tel: 0151 230 2570
Email: info@theacademyofstnicholas.org.uk

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