“Drama at Moreton is highly valued by staff and students and comprises part of the curriculum for KS4. Drama is offered in Year 10 up to Post 16 as an optional subject and is available as an option to be studied as an RSL qualification and A-Level.
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 taught as an extra-curricular option. Students cover a wide range of styles and genres of Drama and Theatre, as well as script and devised work. They study basic stagecraft to set them up for KS4.
Year 10 and 11 – Over the course of the two years, students will be working towards achieving an RSL in drama (please see the link below to the course specification). By this point in their journey with us, students will take on the roles of actors, directors and theatre makers, using all of the knowledge and skills gained before this time to really understand what working in theatre is like in real life. Students will explore different staging and have opportunities to work in both solo performance and as an ensemble, learning what it is like to create thought-provoking theatre for 21st century audiences.
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
Head of Drama
Mrs Reynolds is the Head of Drama at Moreton School.