Drama at George Spencer Academy is an exciting and vibrant department. Students across all age ranges are challenged by practical performance and theoretical concepts. Drama is much more than 'being an actor', students explore, develop, represent, present and evaluate. They use creative imagination, sensitivity and intelligence in the dramatic communications of thoughts, feeling and ideas from a range of perspectives.
The department provides students with a range of experiences through educational drama. The schemes of learning are developed to supply students with a skills based learning programme which explores issues and broad topics in order to develop student's opinions… Read More
Year 7 Drama
Units of Study
Students embark on an introduction to academic drama through this module. Looking at basic drama skills and developing on stage confidence, students use the story of 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' as inspiration. Students will develop their confidence in front of the class in a safe environment, with a bright and lively lesson content to spark their creativity.
This module looks at the culture of the Native American Indians. Students explore the differences between modern living and living as a hunter-gatherer. Students are introduced to new drama techniques, which they will apply to the… Read More
Year 8 Drama
Units of Study
Students use drama skills and conventions to explore the story of Rosa Parks. Students explore the topic of segregation, developing empathy and social conscience as they progress.
Students explore a more abstract form of working, looking at non-naturalistic drama techniques. Students develop an atmospheric piece of non-naturalistic Drama based upon the classic tale 'A Christmas Carol'.
Students are given a glimpse into the period of time which is the home of modern theatre as we know it. Students will explore the origins of Theatre and look at the specific features… Read More
Year 9 Drama
Units of Study
Students work in groups to produce a Physical Theatre and Abstract performance in response to the Picture of 'Guernica' by Pablo Picasso in response to the bombing of the small Spanish market town, of the same name.
Students explore a range of comedy performances looking at the map cap mischief of Monty Python, to the situation comedy mayhem of Miranda.
Students will work alone or in a pair to respond to the physical communication of David Almond and his 'Interpretive Dance', creating a performance of their own for 40% of their unit grade.… Read More
We follow the WJEC Drama and Theatre Studies specification, taught over 9 hours per fortnight during either Year 10 or 11. Rehearsals often take place at lunch time, after school and within school holidays. Theatre visits are also essential; these will take place during weekday evenings. Students will also need to be available for evening performances.
Unit 1 - devised theatre - 40% practical, 20% written:
Students will participate in a series of introductory workshops, looking at the working style and genre of four Practitioners; Stanislavski, Brecht, Artuad and Berkoff. Using a stimulus which is set… Read More
A Level Drama
Schemes of Learning
We follow the WJEC Drama and Theatre Studies specification, taught over 8 hours per fortnight during Year 12, and 8 or 9 hours per fortnight during Year 13. Rehearsals often take place at lunch time, after school and within school holidays. Theatre visits are also essential; these will take place during weekday evenings. Students will also need to be available for evening performances.
A2 Level Drama & Theatre Studies
WJEC - Performance from set theme - practical module - 30% A2:
Students will work in a group… Read More