Welcome to St Gregory’s Drama Department
Curriculum Content Map
Subject Progress Guide for Parents
Drama is a subject that challenges pupils to work creatively both as individuals and as teams. Although primarily the focus within the curriculum is centred around planning, performing and evaluating drama performance, we firmly believe that drama consistently provides opportunities for pupils to come to terms with themselves and the world in which they live.
As experienced staff, we continually aim to inspire pupils to learn in a highly imaginative and creative style and many pupils enjoy the practical components of our lessons. Pupils have the opportunity to go on regular theatre trips and in Year 10 pupils can choose to attend a GCSE Drama residential course at the Conway Centre in Menai.
For extra curricular information relating to the Drama Department, please visit the extra-curricular page on our school web-site.
Key Stage 3 (Years 7, 8 & 9)
Throughout KS3, pupils are taught for an hour per week. Scripted drama, improvisation skills and physical theatre are covered in every year group. Topics currently range from The Holocaust and Village under Threat in Year 7, The Detectives and Fables in Year 8 to The Identification and Antigone in Year 9. Throughout the year, pupils are continually being challenged to improve their group skills and staff are passionate about pupils learning to work affectively and respectfully alongside fellow peers.
Assessment of pupil learning and understanding is made at the end of each half-term.
The course builds on skills gained in Years 7,8 and 9, but with greater depth and challenge. It requires students to work highly creatively in a collaborative way, whilst developing performance skills and an understanding of the world around us.
Year 10 is used to build knowledge, skill and confidence, fully preparing them for their final year. Pupils are encouraged to attend the Drama GCSE Residential Course at The Conway Centre in Menai, which provides great inspiration and learning for our students.
All Assessment towards a final grade takes place in Year 11.