In key stage 3 drama has 2 lessons a week in years 7,8 and 9. The overriding objective of Drama at TGS is to give students the opportunity to express themselves in a different way and creative way, developing confidence in speaking and presentation. The work is largely conducted in groups with an emphasis on developing cooperation and listening skills. Leaders will often emerge in these lessons. The work is topic based and at key stage 3 we explore ideas via both texts and improvisation. As the students progress into year 9 we use drama to tackle more sensitive subjects and our work will often complement the PSHE curriculum.
At key stage 4 and 5 Drama is an optional subject and we currently work to the Edugas syllabus.