Key Stage 3

In Drama we focus on developing confidence, communication, cooperation and concentration. The work done in these lessons also supports the Key Stage 3 English curriculum.

Lessons are varied and may be skills based or thematic in approach. There is a strong emphasis on working together in pairs and groups.

Students learn how to shape a piece of drama, build convincing characters and communicate a story to an audience.

Throughout the key stage we work on:

  • The use of voice, space and body language
  • Freeze frame
  • Mime
  • Thought tracking
  • Monologues
  • Addressing the audience
  • Soundscapes
  • Prepared improvisation
  • Spontaneous improvisation
  • Working from a simple script
  • Flashback

We offer RSL qualifications at key stage four, and all students are invited to be a part of our performance opportunities in school and in the wider community.