Music and Drama are all around us. They provide the soundtrack to our lives and reflect our personal experiences through live performance, theatre, film and television. They connect us through people and places in an ever-changing world.
The aim of our Drama curriculum is to foster and develop skills including creativity, collaboration and confidence by performing, creating, analysing and evaluating drama from a range of sources and styles.
We celebrate the success of students in concerts and through extra-curricular activities and challenge students’ pre-conceived ideas of culture in the world around us.
We aim to enhance the whole school community through the sheer joy of creation. We help to develop skills of empathy and understanding through exploration of concepts and big ideas and creating a life-long love of the arts, friendships, bonds and experiences that will not easily be forgotten.
Our Curriculum Intent
At Kibworth Mead Drama remains an important part of the balanced arts curriculum and is taught extensively as a discrete arts subject in Years 7, 8 and 9. Students have the opportunity to explore and research ideas, using a variety of drama skills and techniques. They develop their creativity and knowledge of drama from different times and cultures, as well as classic and contemporary practice by preparing and performing both scripted and devised pieces. They have the opportunity to reflect on, evaluate and analyse the structure, meaning and impact of their own work and the work of others as both participant and audience. Our curriculum provides a strong basis for continuing to study drama in further and higher education, incorporating communication and performance skills.
Our Big Ideas
The major themes that run through drama:
- Awareness of key skills and conventions, including key practitioners ( Brecht and Stanislavski).
- Understanding of ‘off script’ performances including, improvisation.
- Devising using a range of source material, including fiction and non-fiction (abstract Art, War poetry and newspaper articles).
- Exploring theatre from specific times throughout history ( melodrama, Commedia Dell Arte, Frantic assembly).
- Prepare and perform a variety of publish plays including.
- Explore and perform Shakespeare plays ( Macbeth, A midsummer night’s dream).
- Develop student’s ability to use technical aspects of theatre including; lighting, sound and set design.
- Critical analysis of own performance, characters and other students work.