Key Stage 3   |    Key Stage 4   |    Key Stage 5

National Curriculum

The Ecclesbourne School follows the National Curriculum

Drama within the national curriculum is referenced with the teaching framework of English. As an independent subject, our Department has structured programmes of work based on guidelines issued by The Arts Council of England. Students study drama for three years as part of their core curriculum.

We aim to provide students; with a broad Drama education, encompassing a range of theatrical genres. Students are provided with the opportunity to explore a range of playwrights and reflect on the historical, social and cultural importance of the set works. Students are encouraged to experiment and extend their performance skill base, focussing on voice and movement. They are supported in developing character studies and developing an understanding of the work of influential Theatre Practitioners. Students are given the opportunity to create original work based on a range of stimuli.

Curriculum Intent

We aim to develop students as theatre makers, providing them with opportunities to develop their knowledge of performance styles and texts. Students are asked to view work from multiple perspectives as designers, directors and performers. We encourage the artistic and social development of students by providing them with opportunities to work collaboratively, fostering self-esteem through creative engagement.

Our curriculum has three focussed areas of assessment: Devising, Acting and Interpretation and Evaluation. These three areas of focus help to prepare students for progression into the K.S 4 and K.S 5 curriculum should they wish to study the performance further. Or to develop a repertoire of transferable skills they can use in a variety of roles.