Drama is a growing part of the school curriculum at Hamstead Hall with lessons delivered to KS3 students once every 2 weeks. These lessons are designed to develop skills in working effectively with others as well as teaching performance and communication skills.
Drama is taught and assessed in three disciplines, creating, performing and evaluating. This is to enable students to gain a full range of drama and life skills and build a foundation for their Drama study at Key Stage 3.
Assessments will be conducted on a term by term basis with development, performance and evaluation as key indicators of progress. An end of year report will take into account progress made throughout the year in all practical lessons.
The units cover a wide range of themes and drama skills such as using script, exploring themes and issues, devising, role play, character development, confidence building and team work.