“We all must do theatre, to find out who we are, and to discover who we could become.”

Augusto Boal

Curriculum Intent

Our Drama curriculum enables all learners to develop their confidence and communication skills whilst increasing their cultural capital and fostering a life-long appreciation for The Arts. Students will have the opportunity to collaborate, develop leadership skills and will be encouraged to become creative and critical thinkers.

The curriculum aims to provide students with engaging stimuli and carefully chosen scripts to allow for a mixture of genres from both historic and social contexts, which they will discuss, respond to through practical exploration activities, and shape into drama which conveys meaning for an audience. The proximal zone of all students’ will constantly be pushed so that they develop confidently as a performer, individually and as a group. In addition to this, by providing students with the skills to confidently articulate they will be encouraged to evaluate and analyse not only the drama itself as an artistic form but also the issues being explored and consider the purpose of theatre to question and explore our society and the world that we live in.

Through performance, they will improve self-confidence required for performance and life after education. We believe that the creative skills taught in performing arts subjects are integral in the development of successful, well-rounded individuals.

Curriculum Content

Each department has carefully developed curriculum plans in line with our curriculum intent. The curriculum overview for each year group in this subject can be found below.

Drama Curriculum Overview