Our Drama provision aims to develop students social and creative thinking skills. Students of all abilities are encouraged to work inclusively, giving them opportunity to work in ensembles, small groups and pairs. Students should feel valued and confident to express creative ideas. All students should have the opportunity to devise and perform their own work and experiment with technical theatre and use these skills in practice.
The aim of the year nine course is to develop students’ confidence, self-awareness and ability to co-operate with their peers both as leaders and members of a team. Students are taught to respond practically to a range of stimuli using a variety of drama techniques and strategies.
They will gain an understanding of different genres of drama. By the end of year nine students will have enough information and practical experience to make a strong start to GCSE Drama. If they do not opt to continue with drama, students should find the skills they have learned useful in other subjects, particularly where confident speaking, presentations and group work form part of the course.
The aim of the GCSE study is to deliver a rich and varied experience of drama as a discipline. Students will become knowledgeable about the subject and its contribution to society, and skilled in the practical application of a range of aspects of the dramatic arts.
GCSE Drama Exam Board: Edexcel
The attached Curriculum Handbook contains in-depth information about the intent, implementation and impact of Drama at County High School.
For further information about the Drama Curriculum within a specific year group please select the corresponding Long Term Plan from the attachments section.
If you need to request further information about this subject please contact the relevant Head of Department.
Curriculum Handbook: Drama
Year 9 Drama: Long Term Plan
Year 10 Drama: Long Term Plan
Year 11 Drama: Long Term Plan