Drama has an important role to play in the personal development of our students. 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 promotes self-esteem and provides all students with a sense of achievement.
At both key stages Drama provides pupils with opportunities to develop their understanding and skills in:
- The exploration of attitudes, values and behaviour.
- The creation of roles and relationships.
- Group cooperation.
- Interpretation and analysis.
- Communication and presentation.
Students are assessed every term on their skills in performance, creating and reflecting. Students are encouraged to explore a variety of different skills which will be assessed both by teacher and by their peers.
Extra- curricular and extended learning
The Drama Department have a rich extra-curricular programme. Each year we help pupils at St Matthews with their acting dreams by allowing them to participate in school productions.
As part of the MANCEP partnership we also perform at the annual Shakespeare Festival. This involves Year 9 pupils who are considering taking up the qualification in Year 10.
Below are the productions we have produced recently:
November 2014 Macbeth – Shakespeare Festival
Summer 2014 Hairspray
Summer 2013 Bugsy Malone
Summer 2012 The Wizard of OZ
Summer 2011 Annie
Summer 2010 Sweeney Todd