For a drama student, it means that life can be experienced as a different person with different characteristics.
Drama captures people's beliefs and holds them away from the real world, placing them in a different world. This new reality may be better, or it may be worse. The point is simply that it is different. For a drama student, it means that life can be experienced as a different person with different characteristics. They can go to different places and do different things. They can learn about what it is like to be someone else.
Key Stage 3 students are provided with Drama classes at the Year 9 level. In this course, they learn about themselves and develop confidence. They are prepared to deal with situations in a more competent manner. Students develop personal, social and performance skills.
Drama is an IGCSE optional subject and covers basic performance and technical skills coupled with devising and performing scripts.
Theatre is offered to IB students where they study Theatre in the World, Theatre in the Making and Theatre in Performance as well as independent research on a chosen topic.
The understanding and knowledge of students is evident in practical application in two ways:
- Making performance drama. This is informal or formal performance exploring form, style and content using specific techniques and conventions;
- Critical thinking about drama. This is in written or verbal responses to their own work and the work of others.