Drama helps to build a 'rich and creative learning community' as part of an outstanding curriculum in which all students experience and develop an appreciation of Performing Arts.

Ivanhoe offers Drama and Music as well as an optional Performing Arts course in Year 9. We want to create an essentially enjoyable experience that engages students in active learning that helps to build their confidence and self esteem.

We aim to

  • develop students skills, techniques, knowledge and understanding
  • give students opportunities to create, perform and evaluate
  • develop students social and communication skills
  • develop students creative talents to the full
  • foster an interest and appreciation of the performing arts.

 

If any parents, carers or members of the community have and interest or expertise in any of the Performing Arts and would like to help us to be 'creative', please contact the College, we would love to hear from you.

 

Year 7 Topics

  • Exercises to introduce the Drama process of creating, performing and evaluating.
  • Greetings
  • Mime - Introduction including silent movies and clowns.
  • Voice - How to use voices expressively 
  • Use of texts and script writing. 

 

Year 8 Topics

  • 'The Island' -based on Golding's The Lord of the Flies.
  • Create an ensemble piece of theatre
  • Emphasis on role play
  • Naturalistic and non-naturalistic drama
  • Use of techniques such as soundscapes. 

 

Year 9 Topics

  • 'The Age of Man' - still images showing the journey of life.
  • Using Drama to explore social issues such as bullying.
  • 'West Side Story' - Looking at stage combat and non verbal communication.

 

Year 9 Performing Arts Option Topic

  • 'Living on the Breadline.'
  • Nativity Play
  • Adrian Mole and the *0's.
  • Grease
  • Human Orchestra.

 

Learning outside of the classroom.

We have a number of extra curricular clubs that give an opportunity for all students to extend  their work and enjoyment, including Drama Club and Lighting/Tech Club that are involved in staging a performances throughout the year. We also have regular theatre trips.

 

How does Drama embed Cross-Curriculum Literacy skills?

Drama explores both non-verbal and verbal communication. Speaking and listening skills are developed as well as communication through role play, performances and presentations.

 

How does Drama link to SMSC and PLTS?

All of the PLTS are intrinsic within Drama and Performing Arts and many topics explore SMSC issues from anti-bullying to 'Living on the Breadline', Shakespeare and Golding.

 

How does Drama make use of Curriculum Enrichment Days?

In Drama we combine our Enrichment Day time with the English department and look at the following activities:

  • Dreadlock Alien Poetry/Drama workshop
  • Pantomime workshop
  • Anti-bullying workshop
  • Workshops led by visiting artists in comedy, dance styles etc.
  • African Gurn Boot dancing.

 

 

 

 

 

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