Drama

Drama

In Drama the active learning environment enables each pupil to become a confident performer whose individual’s talents are honoured.   Whilst studying Drama enriches knowledge, understanding and application of a variety of dramatic techniques, it also develops the emotional intelligence of the pupils, leading to the formation of well-rounded young people.  Pupils gain an appreciation of playwrights’ works and artists’ performances, which broadens their cultural experience.  Skills learnt in Drama allow pupils to consolidate their learning acquired in other subject areas, most notably in English, Music and SULP.  Through an assortment of practical and written tasks, both the pupils’ speaking and listening and writing skills evolve.

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Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Cell

Using the body in a dramatic context

Using the voice in a dramatic context

Using the voice in a dramatic context

Contributing to a dramatic improvisation

Contribute to the creation of a group drama presentation

Advanced Drama Techniques

Year 9

The Haunted House

Train Tracks/Unexploded Bomb/Spying

Washington Road

Washington Road: The Wedding

Washington Road: The Wedding Reception

Starter Lines

Peter Pan

Action, Detectives,

Drama

The Supermarket

The Glenwood Cops

Contributing to a dramatic improvisation

The Woman/Man Who Fell From the Stars

Return to the Forbidden Planet

Moonfleet

WJEC Entry Level

Pathway Course

Breakfast with the Queen

The Circus

Park Bench

Glenwood’s Everyman Robots

Alice in Wonderland

Jurassic Park 

Cell

The Airport

Food for Thought

Waiter Minute

Jack and the Beanstalk

Beside the Seaside

Robbie II at Glenwood

Cell

Fairy Tales

Glenwood School

Drama

In Drama the active learning environment enables each pupil to become a confident performer whose individual’s talents are honoured.   Whilst studying Drama enriches knowledge, understanding and application of a variety of dramatic techniques, it also develops the emotional intelligence of the pupils, leading to the formation of well-rounded young people.  Pupils gain an appreciation of playwrights’ works and artists’ performances, which broadens their cultural experience.  Skills learnt in Drama allow pupils to consolidate their learning acquired in other subject areas, most notably in English, Music and SULP.  Through an assortment of practical and written tasks, both the pupils’ speaking and listening and writing skills evolve.

Communication and Advocacy Exploring a range of ways to express oneself in a safe and secure environment allows the pupils to experiment with different ways of communicating meaning.  By experimenting with different interpretations of characters, it enables pupils to recognise the various ways voices may be heard and how vital body language is in helping to convey meaning.  We empower the pupils to form their own decisions about how best their ‘voices’ can be heard drawing on both physical and vocal skills learnt.
Independence and Preparing for Adulthood Many skills useful in later life are developed in Drama.  Our pupils learn how to become directors – hence developing leadership skills; they also learn how to work to deadlines – meaning time management skills are crucial to success; creativity is paramount to producing engaging performances – inventiveness is a quality employers look for; organisational skills are needed in order to work out who takes on which role –  working in a productive manner is a life skill; engendering self-discipline is part of the course – staying on task, motivating themselves and each other as well as  doing what is right are all skills that stand them in good stead for  life.
Physical, Social and Emotional Good Health Drama builds self-esteem and self-confidence, for it allows pupils to transcend self-consciousness and be who they want to be.  Thus, it promotes a sense of emotional well-being.  Moreover, working co-operatively, praising each other’s achievements and making helpful suggestions for improvements all enhance social interactivity.
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