Drama

DramaDrama is taught to all students in Years 7 to 9 at Carterton Community College by English teachers and can be taken at GCSE level, as an option in Year 10. It is a two year course and they therefore study Drama in Year 10 and 11.

Our aim is to provide students with drama skills and widen their practical understanding and knowledge of theatre and performance. In the process, students develop their creative thinking and collaborative working skills. Year 10 and 11 students are taught by a specialist Drama teacher in a dedicated studio, fully equipped with staging, lighting, sound and projection facilities.

Teaching Staff
Mrs H Owen Teacher, Head of English and Media Faculty
KS3 Curriculum

The Drama curriculum for Key Stage 3 is a thread within the National Curriculum for English: Speaking and listening, with continuous assessment of three areas: creating, performing and evaluating drama. The curriculum is centred on students working together creatively to produce practical work. It covers dramatic forms including; verbatim theatre, docu-drama, mime, Greek theatre and character mask. Students also learn drama skills such as devising, hot-seating, thought-tracking, forum theatre, character study and how to take a script from page to stage.

KS4 Qualifications

At Key Stage 4, students have the option of taking the Edexcel Drama GCSE. This consists of three units, where students participate in controlled assessment workshops and then deliver written reports on the experience. They study a full and complete script and attend a theatre performance, which they must then review. The course culminates in a performance in which students present a piece of rehearsed drama to a visiting examiner.

KS5 Qualifications

 

Drama is not currently offered at KS5

SMSC / Enrichment

The department offers student’s opportunities to go on theatre trips, enter competitions and participate in extra-curricular activities as well as exploring a creative and vibrant subject.

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