Drama at Priestnall School aims to help a generation grow their passion for drama and performance.
At Key Stage 3, young people should have opportunities to use dramatic skills appropriate to audience, context, purpose and task. Our curriculum aims to be key skill led and to enhance student’s ability to respond to a range of dramatic sources.
They should have opportunities to:
- engage with a range of stimuli to develop critical and creative thinking skills; Pupils should be able to: use a range of media text, such as scripts, photographs, newspaper cuttings, visual or moving images, as a starting point for the drama; discuss, question and listen to ideas; structure and plan development of improvisation work; explore ideas and re-draft methods; use strategies; experiment with different outcomes; have a sense of intention/purpose and awareness of audience;
- adopt a role; Pupils should be able to: take on an imaginary or scripted role and have opportunity to move, speak and think in role using drama strategies;
- take part in improvisation; Pupils should be able to: work as a group to help structure and devise an improvisation; perform in role in an improvisation; direct, support and advise others in developing an improvisation;
- To prepare scripts for performance/ devise scripts and use Drama forms and strategies effectively to explore and present ideas; Pupils should be able to: present polished or scripted improvisation; use mime or dance; write a script; use voice, movement and facial expression; use tableau, freeze frame, hot seating & thought tracking
- engage in movement and/or dance; Pupils should be able to: move in role as a particular character; use mime and stylised movements to highlight and reflect ideas; use music and movement to develop mood and feeling; use dance to tell a story; demonstrate effective use of movement skills including timing and focus