How Drama contributes to the Curriculum
Our Drama department’s intent is to deliver an engaging, exciting and thought provoking curriculum that exposes students to a wide range of skills and subject knowledge. We want our curriculum to allow our students time to develop confidence in their ability to create, rehearse, perform and reflect.
Drama provides us with many transferable skills such as, empathy, confidence, and the opportunity to express ourselves as honestly as possible. It challenges us to think beyond the classroom and to take ownership of our opinions. These skills are just as important as the technical and performance skills in Drama. Teamwork, leadership skills, communication and resilience are fundamental in all of our teaching across all three key stages.
Assessment in Drama
You can view the current assessment and feedback policy for Drama here
Personal Development + Cultural Capital in Drama
As part of the Drama GCSE course, there are regular trips to local and national theatres to see and eclectic range of live theatre, many of which have come ‘hot off the press’’ from The Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Trips have included:
- The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time (National Theatre, London and Norwich Theatre Royal)
- Love and Sex (State of Emergency, The Garage, Norwich)
- 33 (The Wardrobe Ensemble, The Garage, Norwich)
The Drama, Music and Art departments work collaboratively on the whole-school musical production which includes also cast members from Dereham 6th Form students. Past Productions have included:
- Bugsy Malone
- Little Shop of Horrors
- Peter Pan
- We Will Rock You
- Les Miserables
- Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat
- Into the Woods
- Beauty and the Beast
…. and many more!
The Drama Department also offers:
- BTEC Dance Level 2 – additional qualification
- Drama Club
- Dance Club
- Musical Theatre Club
- StageLit – performance at Norwich Playhouse
- Regular trips to theatre
- Professional run workshops
Who Teaches Drama
Head of Department:
Miss. K. Breeze, B.A. (Hons), Q.T.S.