Beaconsfield Drive
Blurton
Stoke-on-Trent
ST3 3JD
01782 882200

Drama

Overview:

Drama is an exciting and creative subject that is studied by all students in Key Stage 3. Currently students may opt to study the demanding and rewarding AQA GCSE Drama in Key Stage 4 and as of September 2016 OCR GCSE Drama. The subject aims to promote creativity and confidence and an appreciation of the art form. The Drama staff are passionate and enthusiastic about the subject as an art form as well as promoting its many other benefits in developing life skills for the wider workplace.

At Key Stage 5, Drama and Theatre Studies is a thriving and successful course. Students currently study the EDEXCEL specification in which they are given the opportunity to create and produce their own original writing.

We have a purpose built drama studio and theatre space which benefit from a cinema HD projection system.

Curriculum:

In Key Stage 3 pupils study Drama for one lesson every two weeks, and across the key stage cover a range of topics including:

  • Drama Skills
  • Monologue
  • Duologue
  • Scripted Performance
  • Devised Performance
  • Script Writing

When pupils choose their options at the end of Key Stage 3 we offer the following qualification at Key Stage 4:

  • AQA GCSE Drama. The Specification can be found at:

AQA GCSE Drama

  • OCR GCSE Drama (Starting September 2016). The Specification can be found at:

OCR GCSE Drama

 

When pupils choose their options at the end of Key Stage 4 we offer the following qualification at Key Stage 5:

Year 12

  • BTEC Performing Arts Level 3

Year 13

  • EDEXCEL Drama and Theatre Studies. The Specification can be found at:

EDEXCEL Drama and Theatre Studies

 

Student support:

In Key Stage 4 there are tailor made revision sessions held every week for Year 10 and Year 11 to aid students in examination technique. In Key Stage 5 there are one-to-one tutorials in which students’ progress is regularly monitored.

Extra-Curricular

The Drama Department performs an annual school musical which any student can be involved in. The school musical is performed each year as well as a performance evening for GCSE students to show their work.