DRAMA

Drama

“Drama is dancing on the stage of your imagination”

Members of Department:
Mrs D Marlow (HOD)

Teachers
Mrs Ann O’Neill
Miss L Ryan
Mrs Claire Ferguson

Introduction

The Drama Department envisions a world transformed through the power of Art and Theatre. We strive to make this vision a reality by equipping our students with thinking skills and personal capabilities. Our programme of study for Key Stage 3 enables students to gain an insight into an ever-evolving industry by providing the opportunity to study both the performance and production elements of the subject. Students will use voice, movement, gesture and facial expression in a creative and confident way to encourage self-expression and self-confidence. Through the methods of improvisation, acting, mime, set design and script writing, students will develop their ability to communicate, empathise, collaborate and use their imagination.

Aims of the Drama Department:

Drama aims to encourage students to:

  • Develop a personal interest in Drama and be motivated and inspired by studying a broad, coherent and rewarding course of study.
  • Actively engage in the process of dramatic study so you develop as effective and independent learners and as critical and reflective thinkers with an enquiring mind.
  • To encourage and improve self-expression.
  • To develop fluency of speech, self-knowledge, self-respect, self-confidence, self-discipline and self-control.
  • Work imaginatively and creatively in collaborative contexts, generating, developing and communicating ideas.
  • Reflect on and evaluate your own work and the work of others.
  • Develop and demonstrate competence in a range of practical, creative and performance skills.
  • Develop as active citizens for their future, in employment and society, as well as for the possible further study of Drama.
  • Consider and explore the impact of social, historical and cultural influences on drama texts and activities.

KS3 Drama Club

Open to all budding performers from KS3, Drama club offers our students the opportunity to explore a variety of performance styles and genres, ranging from Commedia dell’arte to Musical Theatre. Students will develop their performance, communication and teamwork skills in a fun and safe environment.

      

Drama Trips

As part of our Drama studies, we encourage the students to support local artists, theatre companies and the work of the OLC.

In supporting our community we deepen our bonds, share experiences and learn from each other. Thank you to all who have shared their expertise so far. We look forward to welcoming you to our school in the near future.

 

Careers

Actor/Actress, Stage Manager, Arts Administrator, Drama Teacher, Drama Therapist, Script Writer, Television production, Social worker, Journalism, Radio presenter, Blogger, Vlogger, Costume designer, Public Relations Manager, Marketing, Director, Film Producer.