The Drama Department will encourage students to express themselves through drama and present their ideas to each other. Students will develop qualities of intuition, imagination, exploration, analysis and critical reflection. They will learn to appreciate the cultural, historical, political and social context of theatre.
Overview of Schemes of Work in Drama
Additional Opportunities in Drama
LAMDA Examination classes
LAMDA examination classes are open to anyone wishing to work towards sitting LAMDA examinations. Usually, students work towards exams in Acting (learning scripts) but some may prefer other options such as Verse and Prose (Poems and sections from novels), Reading for Performances (Sight reading), Spoken English (speeches), Public Speaking (Speeches), Mime or Devised Performance.
· to improve standards in communication through the spoken word
· to foster an appreciation of literature and drama
· to acknowledge levels of achievement
· to provide a framework in which individual talent can grow
· to support the creative, intellectual and social development of the individual as a whole.
LAMDA examination classes are designed to equip you, whatever your age and aspirations, with a range of skills that will serve you throughout your life. Preparation for an examination can
· Unlock the imagination
· Develop communication skills
· Refine technical artistry.
The examination itself provides you with an opportunity to:
· Measure progress against an internationally applied standard
· Make contact with expert assessors outside the immediate teaching environment
· Receive critical appraisal and guidance for future development
· Build self-confidence and self-esteem
· Acquire skill certification
· Receive a record of personal achievement
LAMDA Examinations and the UCAS Tariff
Students achieving Grades 6,7,and 8 will be able to claim UCAS points for entry to university. This will affect students entering university in 2008+. For example, a Distinction in a Grade 8 exam would give 65 points - the equivalent of being between a 'Higher' A and B; a Merit would be comparable to a 'Higher' B. Classes are of 30 minutes duration and run every Tuesday from 1.10 – 1.40pm in the Drama room.