The Drama department at Greenshaw offers a warm and welcoming atmosphere, fostering a sense of enjoyment in the creative process involved in making and creating Drama. The study of Drama at Greenshaw enables students to develop their communication skills, self esteem and confidence whilst using Drama to explore a range of genre, historical periods and performance styles. It is a powerful learning medium which prepares students for life beyond the classroom.

Students in Year 7 have an hour of drama per week and in Year 8 an hour per 2 week cycle. This enables students to develop their skills in the subject whilst exploring the world in dramatic contexts.

Drama becomes an option subject in Year 9 where students study GCSE Drama using the Edexcel specification. The specification encourages students to develop a personal interest in the subject through a range of practical and theoretical approaches. Students are expected to work imaginatively and creatively in collaborative contexts, generating, developing and communicating ideas.

Drama gives pupils the opportunity to develop practical, artistic, technical, and creative skills within its framework. The study of Drama encourages pupils to develop and refine artistic, aesthetic, historical, literary, cultural and moral judgements through a wide range of dramatic experiences.

Throughout the year students are encouraged to attend as many theatrical performances as they can; not only for the purposes of their studies, but also to inform their own learning and contextualise the work that they create in the classroom.

In addition the department also offers a range of extra curricular opportunities targeted to support the whole school curriculum and extend and challenge students on the GCSE course.

Teacher in charge of Drama - Miss S Pierce
Director of Creative Arts - Mr S Butcher

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