At KS3, all students will have one 50-minute lesson a week and they will learn a range of skills in this time. We look at a variety of theatre styles such as Musical Theatre, Melodrama, Naturalism and Physical Theatre amongst many. We encourage our students to experiment with their vocal and physical skills to create characters, narratives and effective pieces of Drama.
As well as in school lessons, we also run a very popular extra curricular Drama club once a week and have a school production once a year which all are welcome to attend.
At Woolwich Poly Girls we aim to give a well-rounded, enjoyable drama education to all our students.
We aim to show that Drama is not just about performing but also a way to view their ever changing world and to give them a voice and means to change it.
In Ks3 drama we look at Drama through three different lenses.
Year 7 - How can Drama hold a mirror to me?
Year 8 - How can Drama hold a mirror up to society?
Year 9 - How can Drama affect change?
We explore texts, learn about different styles of theatre and performance. We aim to take students out to see high quality live theatre and to have theatre companies come in and perform for and work with our students to develop their skills.
In Ks4 we will be following the EDUQAS syllabus.