“We must all do theatre to find out who we are, and to discover who we could become”
“The future belongs to young people with an education and the imagination to create”
Drama is an important and fundamental practice among human beings for communication and for emotional and cultural expression. It has a significant art form that contributes to nurturing human being aesthetic sensitivity and to developing their social, intellectual, physical and mental abilities. Drama, is a unique artistic language and develops concurrently with human cultures. It enlightens our thinking and enriches our spirits and lives. As a subject it facilitates the development of the whole child and has the capacity to engage young people in education, to motivate and to foster a love of learning: developing transferrable skills such as self-discipline, resilience, creativity, confidence and team work.
Drama is studied both from a practical and theoretical perspective allowing students to gain the skills and knowledge of theatrical practitioners. This enables students not only to ‘re-enact’ but to shape their ideas with a greater understanding for style, intention, theatrical form and to learn to celebrate individual and unique perspectives.
The drama curriculum at Deyes High School has been designed to be practical, engaging and challenging. It enables pupils to understand drama as a practical art form where ideas are communicated in a creative manner. Our curriculum allows for all students to access the study programme in both a practical and theoretical manner. It enables students to apply knowledge and understanding in order to create and develop drama. It will prepare learners for the study of GCSE drama as well as preparing them for the world around them. We want to embed a love of cultural experiences within our curriculum which will allow students to develop their morals, and values, through their love of learning. Drama will empower our students to deepen and widen their learning across a range of scripts, plays and theatre visits.