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Drama

When students move to Year 8, we hope to build on their confidence and the key dramatic skills learnt in Year 7. In Year 8, students will look at different genres of theatre through improvisation and script work. They will learn the key difference between planned and spontaneous improvisation as well as understanding and interpreting scripts.

With the change to Drama examination specifications, it is important that students can not only perform but be able to reflect on and write about their work, the process and the final performance. Each topic of study will help students further their knowledge and understanding in Drama.

Topics of study include:Melodrama, Spontaneous, Scripted, Pantomime, Symbolism.

The Drama Department provides opportunities for Year 8 students to be involved outside of class, including attending Junior Drama club, taking part in workshops, going on theatre trips, becoming a Drama Ambassador and auditioning to be in school shows.

Useful links:

Local theatres- West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds Grand Theatre, City Varieties Music Hall, Northern School of Contemporary dance and The Carriage Works.

Local drama groups- First Floor at West Yorkshire Playhouse, Young Theatre Makers at The Carriage Works, Stagecoach Theatre Arts, Drama Rama- Leeds, Rebel Theatre School and Casting Agency, and the Yorkshire School of Acting

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