Drama (Performing Arts)

“…help children understand human experience from the inside out”

“… to reach an answer because of the work they do rather than listening they have done”

Dorothy Heathcote (British Drama Teacher, Director and Academic)

Drama Curriculum Intent:

To stimulate the imagination and allow students to explore issues and experiences in a safe and supportive environment.

To look at part of the History of Drama and the impact it has on Performance Styles and Genre.

To be able to appreciate the changing nature of the subject and how it constantly shifts as we add, edit, adapt to experiment with rehearsals and performance through making mistakes and reviewing practice.

To promote self-esteem and provide all students with a sense of achievement regardless of academic ability.

To develop transferable skills (Soft Skills) such as: teamwork, independence, resilience, working under pressure, memory, negotiation, compromise, reflection and empathy.

“…to create more complete human beings who are critical thinkers, who have curious minds, who can lead productive lives.”

Kelly Pollock (Lecturer and Business-Woman)

Please see our KS3 and KS4 sections for a taste of what you might be studying in Drama at Abbot Beyne.