Introduction: Drama is a new addition to the timetable for Key stages 3 and 4, with the primary phase having the opportunity to enjoy Drama through the Maple-points rewards system. As a subject area we have a partnership agreement with the Corby Cube, allowing all students in the school, both primary and secondary, to take part in trips to see live theatre at the Corby Cube and have visiting workshops.
There is a fully equipped black box drama studio in the school, along with a lighting board to allow students to utilise this element of drama. The students also have access to an ever growing costume and prop cupboard
KS3: Key stage 3 have the opportunity of exploring different themes and issues through the medium of Drama, but with always a focus on teamwork and safe exploration. Discussion and reflection and creativity form a large part of what the drama lessons are all about as well as building confidence, self-esteem and social skills. There is always lots of opportunities to take part in Drama trips and workshops.
KS4: This is a recent addition to the KS4 curriculum and students are following the Edexcel GCSE Course. The course overview is as follows:
Component 1: Devising: Create and develop a devised piece from a stimulus. 40% of overall grade. Coursework.
Component 2: Performance from text: Students will either perform in and/or design for two key extracts from a performance text. 20% of overall grade. Coursework.
Component 3: Theatre Makers in Practice: Practical exploration and study of one complete performance text. Written exam. 40% of overall grade.
For the Gifted and Talented students, the opportunity of gaining the Bronze or Silver Arts Award is also available.
Extra- curricular activities so far: Live theatre performances of Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet, Shrek the Musical, A Christmas Carol, Dino-Live and workshops both at the school and the theatre ranging from Movement to Stage Combat. Up and coming trips include live theatre performance of Private Peaceful and Beauty and the Beast.