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Worthing High School

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Drama

Drama at Worthing High School Involves:

  • Creativity
  • Communication
  • Collaboration

Information about the DRAMA Department

Curriculum Vision 

All students will be encouraged to be highly creative and imaginative, nurturing a passion for drama. They will work with their peers, building their communication and cooperation skills, through highly interactive, practical and engaging lessons. Through learning drama students will develop their presentation skills ready for the wider world. 

Curriculum Intent 

In studying drama pupils will have the opportunity to develop key skills in speaking, listening, reading, writing and presenting.  

 • To develop communication, creativity and collaborative skills, through pair, small group and whole class exercises and activities.   

• To challenge pupils perceptions about themselves and the world around them.  

• To develop tolerance and empathy through exploring a variety of contemporary social issues.  

• To learn key drama styles, mediums, elements and strategies.   

• To be able to effectively describe, analyse and evaluate script and live production. 

Curriculum Sequencing 

 

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Term 4

Term 5

Term 6

Year 7

Storytelling

Storytelling

Melodrama

Melodrama

Issue based theatre - Bullying

Issue based theatre - Bullying

Year 8

Physical theatre

Physical theatre

Script work

Script work

Issue based theatre – Taken without owners consent

Issue based theatre – Taken without owners consent

Year 9

Comedy

Comedy

Bertolt Brecht

7 deadly sins

Bertolt Brecht

7 deadly sins

Script work

Script

Work

Year 10

Introduction to GCSE

Component 2 - Devising theatre – Mock practical assessment

Component 1 – written exam

Blood Brothers

Component 1 – written exam theatre review

Component 2 – Devising theatre assessment performance

Component 2 – Devising theatre written assessment

Year 11

Component 1 – Written exam – mock preparation

Component 3 – Practical scripted exam

Component 3 – Practical scripted exam

Component 1 – written exam preparation

Component 1 – written exam preparation

 

Aims of the Drama Department

To offer GCSE Drama as options to KS4 students

  • To contribute to the curricula of other faculties and subjects (particularly the speaking and listening targets of the English National Curriculum)
  • To contribute to the general life of the school
  • To use Drama as a learning medium for understanding of self, other people and society and to encourage respect and diversity of culture and belief
  • To stimulate and nourish aesthetic appreciation of Drama as an art-form
  • To encourage language development, powers of spoken and written evaluation and imaginative response to a variety of stimuli
  • To develop expressive movement, confidence in the use of drama conventions, powers of investigation and research and confidence in communication 

Departmental Staff

  • Mrs J Batchelor - Subject Leader Drama 

Facilities

  • Drama Studio
  • 240 seat Millennium Hall and 500 seat Sports Hall for shows and

Our Philosophy

We believe that Drama is an art form, a practical activity and an intellectual discipline. Its collaborative nature provides opportunities for students to develop key skills of communication, negotiation, compromise and self-assertion. Students develop confidence when speaking and their vocabulary is extended when they adopt roles and characters. Students also acquire a critical and subject-specific vocabulary through reflecting on and appraising their own work in drama and the work of others

Key Stage Three (Year 7-9)

  • One period a fortnight for Year 7
  • One period per fortnight for Year 8
  • One period per fortnight for Year 9

KS4 (Year 10 and 11)

  • Five periods per fortnight for those opting to take the two year AQA GCSE Drama course

Additional Sessions

Contact Subject Leader

Revision Sessions

For Easter Revision Sessions, please see Exam Support and Timetables page - under Teaching & Learning.