Drama Subject Intent Statements:
Drama and Theatre studies are essential subjects that give a window into people and the soul of society. Through the study of Drama students gain a voice and a freedom for creative expression and free thinking. It allows students to be transported to different worlds and to develop their creative problem solving and to draw upon their life experience or the experiences of others. Drama gives students a powerful political platform to communicate their inner-thoughts and concerns. It encourages students to question and to enquire about the positive and negative aspects of society in order to inspire and create change. Fundamentally, at its very core, Drama gets the student to question themselves: what it is to be human in the 21st Century.
Drama and Theatre studies are ever-evolving unique Art forms. It strives to inspire and educate the next generation; by exploring significant time periods and theatrical development through the eyes of an actor, director and theatre designer. Additionally, students develop their confidence and social skills whilst devising advanced pieces of drama; they are able to explore mature issues by probing complex intellectual, emotional themes and play texts. Such texts influence and affect the world around them, enabling them to build their self-development and resilience. Through Drama students are taught to value their work, to be confident in their opinion and ideas and be empowered to take risks.
Drama promotes independent learning and creativity so that students are encouraged to develop their social and cultural knowledge, preparing them for the wider world of work and for education beyond Castle View. Students will be inspired to actively encourage, manipulate and question the dramatic art forms in order to explore increasingly complex and challenging elements of the human experience in a safe and secure working environment. In learning Drama, students can engage with some of the most influential and cutting-edge acting and performance theories to enrich and ennoble their own lives, building their cultural capital. Like poetry, Drama is concerns with the sound, and rhythm of words, with its emphasis on dialogue, and helps to instil a love of language per se.
Miss MarinosDirector of Learning: Performing Arts
Miss CopelandDrama Teacher