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Drama encourages young people to believe in themselves and find a new voice. It encourages empathy, enables creativity and explores varied methods of communication empowering its students.

The collaborative nature of drama provides:

  • opportunities for pupils to develop key skillssuch as communication, negotiation, compromise and self- assertion
  • Pupils develop confidenceand empathy when speaking and extending their vocabulary when they adopt roles and characters.
  • Pupils also acquire subject-specific vocabularyand a critical awareness through reflecting on and appraising their own work in Drama and the work of others.

Drama has an important role to play in the personal development of our students, enhanced by its part in our House Festivals when team work comes to the fore.

The skills and qualities developed by students in Drama, such as teamwork, creativity, leadership and risk-taking are assets in all subjects and all areas of life.

Drama stimulates the imagination and allows students to explore issues and experiences in a safe and supportive environment.

Drama makes an important contribution to the development of thinking skills.

These are:

  • Information-processing skills, e.g. sequencing and comparing.
  • Reasoning skills, e.g. drawing inferences and making deductions.
  • Enquiry skills, e.g. asking relevant questions and testing conclusions.
  • Creative thinking skills, e.g. generating and extending ideas, applying imagination and looking for alternative endings, interpretations and approaches.
  • Evaluation skills, e.g. judging the value of their own and others’ work.
  • In addition, in many drama lessons pupils are encouraged to reflect on their own thinking.

Learning Journey for Drama. This breaks down what will be learnt in each year group in a clear and concise format. The learning journeys are a work in progress and will be updated throughout the year.

Please find below the full details of the course in our: Drama Curriculum and Assessment booklet