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, empathy, creativity, and leadership 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. It also promotes self-esteem and provides all students with a sense of achievement regardless of academic ability. It’s about social skills, communication skills, and having fun – we learn by doing!
How will my child be ‘set’ in this subject?
Students are set according to their options pathways.
How many periods a week will children spend learning this subject?
- Year 7 & 8 – 1hr per week
- Year 9, 10 & 11 – 3hrs per week
What are the career opportunities of this subject?
Drama, whilst it develops transferable skills that will be useful in any career, is a direct channel into any career in the Arts – not just on stage. As well as acting, there are many opportunities for other careers, such as; directing, stage management, set and costume design, sound and lighting technician, writer, and broadcasting in TV or radio.
What ‘out-of-classroom’ or extra-curricular learning experiences will my child get?
Students have the opportunity to join our extra-curricular drama club; you find more information about this here (link to extra-curricular page). They may also wish to perform in the school’s annual production and showcase. There are also theatre trips organised throughout the year.
Mr. C. Wilson