Drama

Curriculum Intent

Drama lessons offer students opportunities to explore the world around them in a creative and expressive way. Our broad curriculum provides all students with lessons which focus on social skills, communication skills, raising self-awareness whilst encouraging their understanding and empathy for other people, places and cultures. Our key stage 3 curriculum is designed to explore a variety of acting skills, script work and thematic based units of work. The units taught will prepare students for key stage 4 study and the BTEC Acting qualification whilst also developing them as individuals, making them more able to respond to a variety of topics in a thoughtful and interesting way. Drama provides students with a safe space to imagine, explore and create.

Strengths of the Department

We teach in a very practical way using lots of group work and encourage the sharing of work through performance.

Achievements

Achievements

School Plays have always been an important part of what we do. The list of previous productions is hopefully impressive and includes: “Treasure Island”, The Wizard of Oz”, “A Midsummer Night's Dream”, “Oliver!”, “Tales from the Arabian Nights”, “Joseph and his Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat”, “Blood Wedding”, “Oliver Twist”, “Guys and Dolls”, “The Little Shop of Horrors”, “The Crucible”, “Return to the Forbidden Planet”, “Alice in Wonderland”, “The Slave Trade”, “Macbeth”, “A Grimm Evening”, “Teechers”, “Our Day Out”, “Zigger Zagger”, “The Caucasian Chalk Circle”, “Death”, “Shakers”, “Our Country’s Good”, “A Winter’s Tale”, "Oh What a Lovely War", “Wyrd Sisters” and “Shakespeare’s Women”.

This year we will be performing Romeo and Juliet as part of the Shakespeare Festival.

Some of our previous students have gone on to great things:

Wunmi Mosaku

 Fisayo Akinade

2017 BAFTA TV Award for Best Supporting Actress . Coronation Street actor Emmy winning and BAFTA nominated

British director

Rising star of Stage and Screen
Exam Board: PEARSON

Drama Curriculum

Year 7Year 8Year 9Year 10Year 11
Autumn 1
Autumn 2
Spring 1
Spring 2
Summer 1
Summer 2
Introduction to Drama -MLK

Historical

Shaun Tan- The Arrival

Social

Darkwood Manor

Devising

Ernie’s Incredible Illucinations

Script

Romeo & Juliet- William Shakespeare

Practitioner/Style

The Party

Skills

Autumn 1
Autumn 2
Spring 1
Spring 2
Summer 1
Summer 2
Segregation/Bus boycott

Social

Hilton Park
Correctional FacilityDevising
School of the Future

Skills

Melodrama & Naturalism

Practitioner/Style

Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time. Frantic Assembly.

Script

Hillsborough

Historical

Autumn 1
Autumn 2
Spring 1
Spring 2
Summer 1
Summer 2
Noughts & Crosses

Script 1

Brecht

Practitioner/Style

Gun Crime

Social

Dr Korczak’s Example- Stagecraft

Historical

Sparkle shark

Script 2

Having a voice.

Skills

Autumn 1
Autumn 2
Spring 1
Spring 2
Summer 1
Summer 2
Introduction to BTEC Acting Component 1 Exploring performing arts
Play – Blood Brothers
Style – Epic Theatre
Component 1
Exploring performing arts
Play – DNA
Style – Naturalism
Component 1
Exploring performing arts
Play – Things I Know to be true
Style – Phy/the
Component 1
Exploring performing arts – Compare, contrast and consolidate 3 styles.
Begin component 2 Developing skills and techniques.
Begin Whole/small group performance
Autumn 1
Autumn 2
Spring 1
Spring 2
Summer 1
Summer 2
Component 2
Developing skills and techniques.
Rehearsals and workshops.
Component 2
Developing skills and techniques – Perform final performance and complete log books.
Component 3
Exam unit – Devised
Teach Devising skills
Exam released in Jan.
Component 3
Exam unit – Devised
Devising to a stimulus in groups.
Component 3
Practical performance and written exams
Final component exams and finish.

What’s happening at Trinity High.

Read the latest news from our school.

Jun 24, 2022

The Wonderful World of Dissocia

Last Wednesday, our A Level Drama students put on an incredibly challenging play, ‘The Wonderful World of Dissocia’. Our talented Year 12 students depicted the play written by Anthony Neilson […]

Jun 24, 2022

Sports Day

Mr Bryan tells us all about our fantastic sports day that took place last Friday: “It was a great day for all the Trinity students and staff in glorious sunshine […]

Jun 24, 2022

Diocesan Year 6 Leavers’ Service

From our Chaplain, Dr Revd Birkinshaw: “Two of our students were privileged to speak in front of hundreds of Year 6 students last week at the Diocesan Year 6 Leavers’ […]

Jun 24, 2022

INSET Day

Please remember that we have an INSET day on Monday, 27th June, 2022.  No students are in school that day.  Our staff are involved in planning for the next academic […]