Drama seeks to enhance the confidence and self-esteem of the individual, and the ability to work in harmony with others. The involvement in Drama during role-play and the reflection afterwards gives the students the opportunity to consider their own and others’ attitudes in a controlled environment.
Drama can contribute to students becoming responsible members of the school. The subject enhances their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development and makes a significant contribution to students as speakers and listeners.
Aims of the Drama Department
From Upper 3 (Year 7) through to Upper 5 (Year 11) pupils are encouraged to develop;
- Improved standards of communication through the spoken word
- An understanding of values
- Understanding of cultural change
- Physical and perceptual skills
- Communication of ideas
- Knowledge and understanding of Drama forms
- Opportunities for leadership
- Opportunities to work as part of a team
- Drama as a learning tool
- Appraisal skills of appreciation and evaluation
- Understanding of Drama in a social and historical context
- Opportunities to create performances
- Appreciation of text in a working context
- An appreciation and enjoyment of the Theatre
The drama department presents a range of extra-curricular activities for the pupils, including theatre workshops and school productions. At various points throughout the year Theatre trips are arranged and due to the small class sizes enable us to go to plays to help pupils in other subject such as English. In the last year pupils attend The Globe Theatre and a production of Woman in Black.