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DRAMA

The Drama department has one subject specialist who teachers in a large Drama space.

Curriculum Intent:

Drama at Philips high school is a predominately practical subject. Students will experience a curriculum that will equip them with both knowledge and skills of creating and performing, but a curriculum that also aims to enhance students’ knowledge of history, literacy and culture.

As Drama does not have its own National Curriculum, our Drama curriculum here at Philips, is heavily influenced by other subjects’ National Curriculum frameworks. Students social, moral and cultural understanding is further enriched by topics and stimuli we use to inspire. Students reading and inference skills will be enhanced via script texts we study and students’ knowledge of history is boosted via differing genres and styles of theatre explored, and their appropriate context.

Drama is underpinned by a core sense of improving the vital life skills of all pupils such as; speaking and listening, team work and confidence.

KS3 YEAR 7 Introduction to Drama, Genres of Theatre, History of Theatre, Ensemble, Performance, Physical Theatre, Modern Theatre.
YEAR 8 Introduction to Drama, Genres of Theatre, History of Theatre, Ensemble, Performance, Physical Theatre, Modern Theatre, Propaganda in Theatre, Shakespeare, Scripts, Social and Historical context of roles, Dystopia, Using our bodies to create powerful Drama,
YEAR 9 Morality, Improvisation, Script Writing, Engaging an Audience, Theatre in Education,  Impact on Audience
KS4 BTEC Performing Arts – Exploring the Performing Arts, Developing Skills and Techniques in the Performing Arts, Responding to a Brief.

If you would like more information about our subject, or your child’s work in drama please contact the Head of Department: Miss Dunn

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