Drama enables pupils to explore, develop and express ideas and concepts which will help them make sense of reality.
Drama is a life skill and a creative art form. It helps pupils develop their ability to use voice, movement, gesture and facial expression, in acting, mime, dance drama and improvisation. They can express and manage their thoughts and feelings – shared and experienced – while working in a safe and controlled environment. The development of these skills encourages self confidence and self awareness. It promotes the development of the individual in a group context: roles and ideas are negotiated, problems solved and decisions made together. Drama often leads to performance for a wider audience.
GCSE Drama will prepare you to negotiate with others in life outside of school and in your future career. It will also help you to work closely and sensitively with others, problem-solve, adapt to different challenges, risk-take and consider the wider world around you. You will focus on developing communication, confidence, cooperation, planning, organisation and collaboration skills – a huge step towards independence and higher education!
You will also look at ways of bringing a script alive on stage using lighting, sound, costumes, make-up and set as well as the role of the Director and the performance, film and television industry as a whole.
This could be your passport to Higher Education, the worlds of theatre, film and TV, Public Relations, marketing, business, journalism or any one of numerous communication industries!
The A Level demands practical, creative and communication skills in almost equal measure, as well as reading and research.