In Junior Drama, students are given the opportunity to celebrate and look at societies from the past, the present and the future. They are challenged to explore different attitudes and beliefs of characters and find the relevance of them to their own lives.
The importance of Junior Drama
Through Drama, students develop a deeper understanding of themselves and others. Drama is for the students of today who will be the adults of tomorrow - adults with an appreciation of who they are in relation to others, where they come from, and what kind of world they would like to live in.
What pathways does Junior Drama lead to?
Junior Drama focuses on the building of self confidence and the building of relationships with their peers. You can pick Junior Drama up at any level although it helps having done it from Year 9. Junior Drama can lead onto Level 1 Drama.
What will be covered in the Junior Drama Programmes?
Year 9 Drama:
Students take this option for 1 term with the focus being on learning the key terms of Drama eg the techniques - voice, body, movement and space. The elements - role, time, space, action, symbol, focus and tension and the conventions - still image, flashback, flashforward, narration and mime etc. Students will be assessed on 1 scripted performance and 1 devised performance.
Year 10 Drama:
This course builds on what was learnt in Year 9 Drama. Students take this option for 2 terms with the focus being on preparing them for Level 1 Drama. Students can expect to work with scripts that will assess their understanding of drama techniques, theatre form, and the creating of a role. They will also be assessed on their ability to devise their own performances.