“Drama at Moreton is highly valued by staff and students and comprises part of the curriculum for all KS3 students. Drama is part of our KS4 options offer and can be taken as a GCSE; it can also be studied at A-level at Amethyst Sixth Form.
Lessons take place in a fully equipped Drama studio which really enhances performance due to the professional environment. For larger scale performances the theatre is also an excellent resource that is available to the Drama department.” – Moreton’s Drama Department.
Our curriculum intention
We believe that all students should be taught the knowledge and skills to gain a love and passion for Drama and Theatre, appreciating its wider value in society. We want our students to be inquisitive about different theatre styles; able to analyse and evaluate live theatre and its impact upon 21st century audiences. We want our students to recognise the important contribution of a range of theatre makers and know how theatre throughout history has shaped the theatre of today.
Therefore, our curriculum is designed in the following way:
Key Stage 3: Drama is part of the curriculum for Years 7 to 9. Students learn about a range of drama techniques and performance styles, and also study key historical genres such as Victorian Melodrama and Commedia dell-Arte.
Year 10 and 11 – Over the course of the two years, students will be working towards achieving a GCSE in drama (please see the link below to the course specification). The course allows students to learn specialist theatrical terminology and gain knowledge of key job roles in the theatre industry. Students will also study set play texts, as well as devising their own original pieces of drama. The GCSE also gives students the opportunity to be assessed as a theatrical designer (lighting, sound, set and costume) instead of an actor should they wish. Students will also need to evaluate live theatre as part of the course, and so trips to professional productions are essential.
A Level Drama and Theatre – At Post 16, student will work towards achieving an A Level qualification in Drama and Theatre. Please see link to the A Level curriculum map for further details.
Many of our ex-drama students have gone on to embark on higher education and/or careers in the creative industries, teaching and drama school training. If you would like to find out more about this, please see Mrs Reynolds or Mrs Cureton for more information
Lead Teacher of Drama
Mrs Cureton is the Lead Teacher for Drama at Moreton School.