Drama at Worthing High School Involves:
Drama at Worthing High School aims to develop students’ skills as creative individuals, independent learners, and also effective group workers. The Drama curriculum builds distinct opportunities for students to create together and to manage their own time, and creative decision making in order to create increasingly subtle, thoughtful and developed practical work. All of these skills are again highly transferable across other subjects and into employment.
Information about the DRAMA Department
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.
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.
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
- Mrs J Batchelor - Subject Leader Drama
- Drama Studio
- 240 seat Millennium Hall and 500 seat Sports Hall for shows and
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
Contact Subject Leader
For Easter Revision Sessions, please see Exam Support and Timetables page - under Teaching & Learning.