Welcome to Drama


Drama serves to actively engage young people in the world they live in through working imaginatively and communicating ideas and becoming effective and independent learners.
The medium of drama enables students to develop competence in a range of practical, creative and performance skills and in doing so they explore social, historical and cultural influences on drama texts and activities. 

In KS3 Drama students develop a range of performance skills which builds on developing and shaping the fundamentals of movement, gesture and interaction.  For example in Yr7 topics include Mime and Pantomime.  In Yr8 students focus on more in-depth performance skills and are challenged to aim higher and secure and demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of drama scripts, practitioners and Theatre.

KS4 Drama offers students the opportunity to further develop their practical skills in Drama, enhancing their appreciation and understanding of drama and a range of play texts, including visits to live theatre productions.  GCSE Drama is a natural, but more mature extension to lower school drama.
GCSE Drama lays a good foundation for further study of GCE Advanced Performance Studies.
In addition, it provides a worthwhile course for candidates in terms of general education and lifelong learning.  The course enables students to develop their skills as an actor and encourages them to explore and create theatre with others in a positive and expressive way.

A level Drama and Theatre Studies enables students to pursue their interests and skills in a range of practical drama elements including; ACTING, DIRECTING, COSTUME, SETTING, MASK & TECHNICAL DESIGN.

This specification also enables students to gain an entry qualification for courses in higher education in Drama and Theatre Studies and other subjects.

Newark Academy offers a collection of unique extra-curricular arts related activities that are available to build on and develop interests, skills and talents.  The Creative Arts play a large role in the enrichment programme and after school sessions include Drama, Cheerleading, Music Group, Rock School, Dance and Ballet, all run by dedicated and professional leaders.

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