How will it help my students?
Key Stage 3.
The statutory requirements for Drama at Key Stage 3 state that children should be given opportunities to develop, explore and express ideas and concepts which will help them make sense of reality. More specifically:
Knowledge,understanding and skills.
- Young people should have opportunities to use dramatic skills to engage with a range of stimuli, adopt a role, take part in improvisation, devise scripts and begin to develop an appreciation of theatre styles and genres.
- Explore characterisation through use of masks, costume, props etc.
- Evaluate their own and others’ work.
At The Wake Up Drama Academy, the students have many opportunities to experience all of these skills. Our curriculum is based mainly on improvisation which gives the students the chance to really own a role and develop their skills accordingly. There are, however, lots of opportunities to devise and develop scripts and we have a series of lessons dedicated to mask work. We cover a wide variety of theatre and film styles and genres and every lesson ends with opportunities for the students to consider their own work and the work of others. We always focus on what has been achieved and encourage discussion of ways in which the work can be improved.
We are passionate about helping young people to develop as individuals by expressing their emotions and responding to the views and feelings of others.The students have opportunities to explore how issues can be resolved in society and to consider other cultures. We encourage them to use empathy during their discussions and rehearsal time and, through all of this, to develop their confidence and communication skills.
how our classes can give your students transferable skills for life