At KS3 we build confidence in key practical skills, conventions, and techniques essential for success in KS4. In parallel, developing soft skills such as confidence, group work, facilitation, and creative thinking. Empathy and understanding are developed using wide and varied topics and schemes.
At KS4 students develop analytical skills through investigating the social, cultural, and political links of play texts, alongside performance skills through portraying the playwright’s artistic intentions. Analytical, evaluative, facilitating, and creative skills are reapplied to devising and theory lessons in preparation for ‘Devising drama’. Students will grow in their ability to appreciate and form opinions on live theatre building skills in then articulating their views under exam conditions.