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St Thomas More Catholic Secondary School

St Thomas More
Catholic Secondary School

The Performing Arts are specialist drama practitioners with professional experience. With our fantastic facilities, and new build studio, we encourage and support students in creating live theatre work of the very highest standards across the key stages.

We believe that Drama and Performing Arts, as well as being important subject in their own rights, also offers our students a unique opportunity to develop their co-operation, communication and presentation skills, as well as an active way to explore the world around them. This is also an important opportunity to boost confidence and independence in a practical way.

What is KS3 Drama about?

Students explore and develop key drama skills through a wide variety of exciting and engaging schemes. We are delighted to welcome Year 7 to the school this year and have planned an exciting two year course for the cohort. As a department, we encourage our students to be independent and to develop their creativity within a safe and supportive environment. We build cross-curricular links with the English department studying Blood Brothers and Romeo and Juliet in detail.

Teachers

  • Head of Department: Angela Cooper
  • Teaching Staff: Sophie Pillar 

What does the course consist of?

Year 9:

We build cross-curricular links with the English department studying Blood Brothers and Romeo and Juliet in detail.

6 units are delivered over the year and are mapped in the students assessment record booklets.

Term 1:

  • The story of Ricki Brown: Introducing Role Play skills
  • Tension and Suspense/Advent concert

Term 2:

  • Blood Brothers key scenes
  • Romeo and Juliet/stage combat

Term 3:

  • 12 hour day-canon and unison
  • Devising-society today

Year 7:

It is compulsory for all students in Year 7 to participate in the Junior Drama Workshop afterschool. Culminating in a ‘Evening With Roald Dahl’. Last year’s performance was a sell out success, showcasing 61 students talented drama and dance skills.

What might the subject lead on to?

Students enjoy kS3 drama and flourish in confidence and ability. It is a popular option for students in KS4.