At Harris Garrard Academy, the Drama department works towards equipping our students with skills that can be applied as performers and as citizens in the outside world. Students are encouraged to work as a team, exploring a range of plays and texts and creating work based on a series of stimuli. Students will experience a range of dramatic works and explore how drama skills can be accessed outside of theatre as well as inside.
Throughout their time studying Drama, students will be given the opportunity to explore live theatrical work to embed their passion and appreciation for the subject even further. The Drama curriculum is designed to encourage greater self-belief, to work together cooperatively with others and develop the confidence to try new ideas.
Theatre trips are chosen to coincide with the topic being taught and it is expected that the students will all have attended a live theatre performance before exams are taken in Year 11. Opportunities to perform include student-written and directed pieces, termly assessments and co-productions with external companies.
For further information about the Drama curriculum please contact Sam Carr firstname.lastname@example.org
Full details of the intent, implementation and impact of our Drama curriculum are contained in our curriculum plan, which can be downloaded below.
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You can also download Knowledge Organisers for each year group from our Knowledge Organisers page.
Students that study Drama can expect to be well prepared for any career that involves consistently excellent communication skills and the ability to collaborate effectively. Job prospects in the artistic world will be enhanced by achieving the GCSE qualification in order to make the appropriate steps in further and higher education.
Find out more about the careers programme at Harris Garrard Academy.