What will they learn?
Within drama, students will learn to enhance their creative talents through developing skills in vocal and physical expression. This includes mime, vocal work, and sometimes includes singing and dance. Students explore both unscripted and scripted work, including innovative approaches to Shakespeare. Together with drama skills, students will be encouraged to collaborate, work in groups and develop skills of evaluation.
How will they learn it?
Most drama lessons are practical sessions, including a warm up, workshop input and time to develop ideas. Students are encouraged to perform to their class, and to offer feedback to each other. Lessons usually take place in the drama studio, where students can access theatrical lighting, or in the hall, which enables larger group work, and experience on the stage.
Students are actively encouraged to participate in our productions, and to join theatre trips, which run at least twice termly. Increasingly, we are hosting professional theatre companies at Treviglas, so our students can see live shows on their doorstep!
With partnerships we are developing, our students can also access workshops with professional practitioners, including the Royal Shakespeare Company.
Where will it take them?
As well as pathways through key stages 4 and 5, students from Treviglas have chosen to pursue degree level courses in the performing arts at universities around the country.
Even those students who do not pursue carers or courses in performing arts will benefit from doing drama, as the skills of presentation, research and evaluation developed in drama are key skills for employment and progression.