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“You have to understand your best. Your best isn’t anyone else’s best, but your own. Every person has his own norm. And in that norm, every person is a star. A famous actor could stand on his head and still not be as good as you! Because only you can be you! What a privilege! Nobody can achieve what you can if you do it… So do it! We need your best, your voice, your body. We don’t need for you to imitate anybody else, because that wouldn’t be your best. And if it isn’t your best then it may as well be your worst.” Stella Adler ‘The Art of Acting’


Students continue to extend their knowledge of the world around them through dramatic learning. They continue to develop their use of focus, tension, space and time through a diverse range of drama activities. Students understand that they have been created by a creative God and can give Him glory through the development and use of their individual gifts and talents in Drama. They will collaborate within whole group, small group and individual structures to explore different cultural contexts of drama. They will continue to build on their understanding of the role of both actor and audience. This subject aims to provide opportunities that will enable students to explore and experience a variety of roles and situations which they will initiate and develop, and also to continue to grow student use of dramatic elements including voice, movement, situation, time, place, and tension, alongside students understanding that their intentions as drama makers are communicated.

Topics Include

  • Group/partner games and purposeful play -Freeze frames, Tableaux tasks, scripted works
  • Stage craft playmaking, character development, kinaesthetic learning, stage grid, props, set design
  • Performance and drama forms formal and informal, mime, movement, improvisation, dance, audience engagement
  • Creation and exploration role, situation, character, moral responses, cultural influences

Subject Length

  • 2 periods per cycle


  • Nil


  • Performance
  • Reflection
  • Process-focused assessments and checklists

“Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them” Romans 12:6a