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The Jubilee Academy

The Jubilee Academy

Drama

Introduction:

"A broad education in the arts helps give children a better understanding of their world…We need students who are culturally literate as well as math and science literate."

–Paul Ostergard, Vice President, Citicorp

 

At The Jubilee Academy we endeavour to provide a holistic and meaningful education to our students. We recognise that everyone has different learning needs and abilities and strive to provide a balance with our curricular and co-curricular subjects. The students get an opportunity to understand and explore complex themes and their surroundings through performing arts. It also acts as a cathartic experience and for some gives them space to expand their horizons, as well as understand themselves better. While recognising the pivotal role that creativity has in the global stage today our aim in the Drama department is to help students to think critically, create imaginatively and perform uninhibitedly – to become confident, mature and responsible young adults.

Key Stage 3 Curriculum:

In each term we will be exploring the following themes with the students -

Autumn Term our focus is on

  • Genres of Drama
  • Stage Vs Screen acting
  • Stage setting

The following facets of Drama will be looked at in depth and enhanced through these modules -

Imagination

Making creative choices, thinking of new ideas, and interpreting familiar material in new ways are essential to drama. Einstein said: ‘Imagination is more important than knowledge’.

Fun

Drama brings play, humour, and laughter to learning; this improves motivation and reduces stress.

Relaxation

Many drama activities reduce stress by releasing mental, physical, and emotional tension.

 

Spring Term  - our focus is on

  • Monologues – creating and performing
  • Dialogues – creating and performing
  • Script writing

The following nuances of performing arts will be looked at in detail through these modules –

Empathy

Acting roles from different situations, time periods, and cultures promotes compassion and tolerance for others’ feelings and viewpoints.

Cooperation & Collaboration

Theatre combines the creative ideas and abilities of its participants. This cooperative process includes discussing, negotiating, rehearsing, and performing.

Concentration Skills

Drama enhances verbal and nonverbal expression of ideas. It improves voice projection, articulation of words, fluency with language, and persuasive speech. Listening and observation skills develop by playing drama games, being an audience, rehearsing, and performing.

 

Summer Term - our focus is on creating and exploring

  • Mood boards
  • Social issues in Drama
  • ‘Self’ in Drama

The following nuances of performing arts will be looked at in detail through these modules –

Problem solving

Students learn how to communicate the who, what, where, and why to the audience. Improvisation fosters quick-thinking solutions, which leads to greater adaptability in life.

Social Awareness

Legends, myths, poems, stories, and plays used in drama teach students about social issues and conflicts from cultures – past and present – all over the world.

Emotional Outlet

Pretend play and drama games allow students to express a range of emotions. Aggression and tension are released in a safe, controlled environment, reducing antisocial behaviours.

Assessment:

At the end of each term pupils will be assessed on 4 Strands:

  1. Knowledge & Understanding
  2. Creating & Planning
  3. Performing
  4. Evaluation

Drama Education is structured to lead on building emotional IQ, self confidence and well as developing a sustained focus of mind, body, and voice, which also helps in other subjects and courses, and, again, life in general.