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Drama

SPIRITUAL, MORAL, SOCIAL AND CULTURE IN DRAMA

The nature of Drama lends itself to engage in a wide range of Spiritual, Moral, Cultural and Social studies.

In each year group students will perform, cooperate, work with each other, analyse, interpret, engage with and question their own and others work. They will identify how cultural, moral, political and social beliefs and values are expressed though drama. Students are encouraged to explore different characters, the environment, beliefs and ideas through their drama, which is supported by strong research into the wider world around them.

Year 7

Topic

SMSC

Skills: collaboration, cooperation, characterisation, concentration appreciation of their work and the work of others

Greek Theatre

This includes looking Greek Theatre, interpreting how they express themselves through their performance work. Students learn about working together, supporting each other and questioning ideas through their understanding of different dramatic genres

Year 7 is about building students confidence in their ability and ensuring each student can progress and improve. They are encouraged to express opinions which encourages them to develop their confidence and enhance self-worth

Year 8

Topic

SMSC

Story Telling

Student look at how drama a story and how it can portray SMSC beliefs with its narrative

Students depict a ghost story by creating atmosphere and environment. They learn to understand how they can develop work through their own ideas and interpretations

Outcomes that are individual and meaningful are celebrated

Students are encourage to discus and give and receive positive criticism in order to inform ideas and decisions about their work

Script Work

Students research many cultural, social and religious influences behind a range of scripts and learn to understand how different cultures express and celebrate their ideologies through script that reflects their way of life. Students then interpret this into their own performance work learning to analyse and justify meaning and purposefulness of drama. Cultural awareness and aspects of SMSC is explored within this scheme. Students are encouraged to explore their own ideas and meaning in order to promote cultural identity

Work is performed to promote confidence

Key Stage 4 and Key Stage 5

Schemes of work in KS4 and KS5 are designed to promote individual thinking, resilience and self-worth.

All outcomes are encouraged to show individuality that is purposeful, meaningful and explores the moral compass. Students are encouraged to explore their own ideas and meaning in order to promote self-identity. Independent reflections on own work through self-evaluations. All students are taught to understand and read about different theatre practitioners work in order to relate to a concept or idea that conveys a meaning. Students are taught the importance of independence, collaboration, cooperation and perseverance to see an idea through, developing and refining drama work as it progresses. We use group critique to aide progress and encourage positive discussion. We promote the ideas of looking for deeper meaning within drama and using this understanding to develop students own ideas and intentions.

Enrichment

Promoting Creative Arts in the school, community and independent learning:

  • The School Show
  • Performances and Exams
  • Drama Club
  • Arts Award Year 9
  • KS3 Drama Club
  • GCSE After School Sessions
  • Sixth Form Rehearsals
  • Theatre Trips

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