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Drama

Philosophy

The Drama Department at Warblington School is a thriving curriculum area that offers students practical and theory lessons where creativity and group work are key in all lessons.  Students will have the opportunity to work in a diverse environment in which they can learn tolerance and resilience. Students will have the opportunities to develop their skills in teamwork and communication as well as building confidence, which they can take forward into all aspects of school life.

Curriculum

Key Stage 3
Students in Key Stage 3 participate in Drama lessons for one hour a week in the Drama Studio. Key stage 3 Drama is all about developing individual acting skills as well as exploring a variety of Drama techniques such as Mime and Physical Theatre. Students will study various topics including Melodrama, Commedia Del Arte, The Hunger Games and Screen Acting.

Key Stage 4
Students have the option to take Drama as a GCSE option in Year 9.  Following the GCSE course they will study a
variety of different scripts and will devise their own performances based on a given stimulus.  Students have the
opportunity to go on theatre trips and regularly perform in front of an invited audience – both in and outside of school.  Students will also have the opportunity to work with a variety of industry professionals during workshops and co-productions.

Extra-Curricular Activities

For the most part Drama Club is focused on rehearsals for the school production.  These take place on Mondays and Wednesdays after school and all years are encouraged to participate.  The Drama Department organises a number of theatre trips throughout the year to London, Chichester and Southampton to see productions such as Blood Brothers, Wicked and a Christmas pantomime.  The Drama Department also supports the national Rock Challenge competition and has previously taken groups to perform at the Victorian Festival of Christmas at the Portsmouth Historic
Dockyard.  In March 2016 the school celebrated the fantastic production of Grease and in December 2016 produced a show stopping version of the Wizard of Oz. The Drama, Dance & Music Subject Areas are currently rehearsing for the production of Peter Pan which will take place in December 2017!

Facilities

A fully equipped purpose built Drama Studio with lighting and sound facilities.
A fully equipped stage for Drama productions.