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Welcome to the Drama Department! We hope that you will find the information outlined below useful and please do not hesitate to contact us for further information on the Drama Department curriculum or extra-curricular activities.

Our Drama curriculum is designed to provide students with practical skills that engage creative and innovative thinking. Through learning Drama, students are able to build a variety of positive skills, including confidence, communication and teamwork. This practical subject allows students to express themselves in an artistic and creative way whilst studying in an academic environment.

Within the Drama Department we have 2 Drama Studio spaces and a fully functioning professional Theatre with a costume & props cupboard, tiered seating, sound desk and lighting rig. Within Drama we want you to not only progress with your knowledge and skills for performing on stage but also for working behind it.

Meet the Team

Mr N Walsh (NWH)

Head of Drama

Nathan.walsh@cncs.school

 

Mr L Hogan (LHN)

Teacher of Drama

Liam.hogan@cncs.school

In this section you will find:

  • Drama Curriculum Intent
  • Curriculum overviews and Learning Journeys
  • GCSE Exam Board information
  • Key resources and websites
  • Information about Extra-Curricular and Enrichment
     

Drama Curriculum Overviews

KS3 – YR7

  • Performance & Characterisation Skills – Vocal & Physical
  • Scripted Drama – ‘The Terrible Fate of Humpty Dumpty’
  • Comedy – Melodrama & Pantomime
  • Devising & Conventions 1
  • Greek Theatre
  • Summer Shakespeare

KS3 – YR8

  • Theatre in Education
  • Scripted Drama – ‘Blue Remembered Hills’
  • Comedy – Slapstick & Silent Film
  • Devising & Conventions 2
  • Italian Theatre – Commedia dell’arte
  • Summer Shakespeare

KS3 – YR9

  • Devising & Conventions 3
  • Scripted Drama – ‘Teechers’
  • Summer Shakespeare

KS4 – YR10

  • Component 1 – Devising
  • Component 2 – Performance from Text
  • Component 3 – Theatre Makers in Practice

KS4 – YR11

  • Component 1 – Devising
  • Component 2 – Performance from Text
  • Component 3 – Theatre Makers in Practice
     

GCSE Exam Board information

GCSE Drama – Pearson Edexcel (2016)

https://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/edexcel-gcses/drama-2016.html

 

Key Resources and websites

BBC Bitesize - GCSE Drama – Edexcel

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/examspecs/zkvm2sg

Edexcel GCSE Drama Revision Workbook

CGP ‘DNA’ Play Revision Guide

 

Extra-Curricular & Enrichment

In addition to our exciting, practical and theoretical curriculum we also offer a wide range of extra-curricular projects for students who want to be on the stage and also behind it. These include our ‘Winter Snowcase’ variety show, whole school musical production, Summer Shakespeare in The Park and Young Performer of The Year.

Recent activities include:

  • ‘Hamilton’ Musical Theatre & Dance workshop with West End cast member Kelly Downing
  • Visit to Belgrade Theatre to watch ‘A Monster Calls’
  • Summer Shakespeare performance of ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’
  • Visit to Belgrade Theatre to watch ‘Noughts & Crosses’
  • School Musical Production performance of ‘Fame Jr.’
  • Visit to Belgrade Theatre to watch ‘Comedy about a Bank Robbery’
  • Performing Arts – ‘Winter Snowcase’
  • Acting & Performance workshop with Westend & Broadway star Declan Bennett
  • Young Performer of The Year

Links

Link to Drama Curriculum page