Key Stage 3
All students in Key Stage 3 study Drama, covering a diverse range of topics.
In Year 7 students study ‘Introduction to Drama’, ‘Darkwood Manor – process drama’, ‘Greek Theatre’, ‘School Show characterisation’, ‘Harriet Tubman’ and ‘Dance Fest characterisation/mime.’
In Year 8 students study ‘Melodrama’, ‘Craig and Bentley’, ‘Shakespeare – Hamlet’, Commedia dell’arte’, ‘Lord of the Flies’ and ‘Dance Fest characterisation/Intro to GCSE Drama’.
Key Stage 4
At Key Stage 4 we offer AQA GCSE in Drama. In lessons, students will gain a practical understanding of the dramatic skills which can be used to communicate with an audience.
Through a series of projects, students will apply and adapt their skills and aim to perform roles with creativity and originality.
The content of the course is varied and students will explore the use of mime, movement, role plays, script work, improvisation, physical theatre and live theatre performances. The strong creative element requires students to create group pieces in response to stimuli designed to explore feelings, ideas and the world around us.
The subject content for GCSE Drama is divided into three components: Understanding Drama, Devising Drama and Texts in Practice.
Key Stage 5
At Key Stage 5, we offer a BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Acting that begins in Year 12.
On completion of the course students will have a qualification which is the equivalent to A Level. The course content is very flexible; students study two mandatory units: ‘Performing to an Audience’ and ‘Principles of Acting’, but the remainder will be chosen by your teacher to suit the group.
Some possible options include Contemporary Theatre Performance, Devising Plays; Classical Theatre performance, TV and Film Acting and Physical Theatre.
Students will work on scripted pieces and will have the opportunity to devise their own. Students will also have the chance to take part in practical workshops with professionals from outside of Trinity and will get to see a range of live theatre performances.