Drama is taught as a discrete subject at KS3. In Years 7 and 8 students explore the nature of the subject, its key skills and processes, through practical activities related to a variety of stimulus material. In Year 9 there is a greater focus on developing more sophisticated techniques such as psycho drama and physical theatre. In addition to classroom based drama there are lots of opportunities to experience performing arts through a range of extra-curricular activities. We have a weekly drama club, help co-ordinate whole school productions and take part in a variety of regional and national projects and competitions. KS3 students recently staged a performance of a new play, "So You Think You're a Superhero?", at both the Soho and National Theatres as part of the Connections Festival.
Drama is a highly successful subject at GCSE and A level. Students develop a wide range of advanced skills, devising their own performances and learning how to work collaboratively as well as refine their own techniques. The curriculum is enhanced through regular trips to see live theatre across London and through visits to school by leading creative practitioners.
If you would like more information about the study of Drama at Thomas Tallis School, please contact either:
Ms Lindsey McAndrews, Head of Drama
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GCSE Schemes of Work: