Students at Three Rivers Academy study Drama once a week at Key Stage 3. They learn about the elements of Drama including a range of techniques and how to create believable characters. They will also learn how to use these skills in small group work, experimenting with ideas to create performances to show to their classmates.
Key Stage 3
In Year 7 students will cover basic drama skills, improvisation and performance styles such as melodrama.
In Year 8 students continue to build on their basic drama skills and look at more detailed characters and developing stories. They also explore developing as an individual as well as taking on the position of a director within lessons.
In Year 9 students start to explore more complex theatre practitioners and devising drama from a starting point, further developing as an independent performer as well as working closely within groups.
Key Stage 4
GCSE Drama is an option in Year Ten, giving students the ability to explore play texts and create their own devised work practically in lessons, as well as enjoy a live theatre performance in London. Students will need to be confident in performing and willing to work with others, both in lessons and after school, in order to complete practical tasks to the required standard. The final performance is marked by a visiting examiner.
Key Stage 5
Students who decide to continue their studies with us at Three Rivers Academy Sixth Form will be given the opportunity to take A Level Drama and Theatre Studies. This means they will take part in visits to the theatre, practical exploration of play texts as well as the chance to create their own piece of theatre for an audience of their choice.
Do not forget that as well as an exciting curriculum, Three Rivers Academy offers students the opportunity to take part in a range of extra-curricular activities including musicals and plays.