Strathearn School

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Drama Department

The Drama Department at Strathearn comprises 2 teachers. Students enjoy their Drama lessons in a bright and modern purpose built Drama Studio with lighting bars and a sound board to immerse them in all aspects of drama.

Staff

Mrs Ingram 

Ms McClure

 

Aims

Strathearn’s Drama Department aims to:

 

Overview of work

 

Pupils can study Drama at GCSE and A level.

At Key Stage 4, we follow the CCEA GCSE Specification which comprises of three units:

 

At Key Stage 5, Strathearn School teaches Edexcel/ Pearson A Level in Drama & Theatre Studies. 

It is a linear, two-year qualification with a 40% written examination at the end of Upper Sixth and 60% performance based work. They will research how to apply complex theories from two practitioners, Stanislavsky and Brecht, to their own work. They will cover diverse set texts from Ancient Greek (Lysistrata by Aristophanes) to modern Expressionistic texts (Machinal by Sophie Treadwell) and they will evaluate live theatre.

 

Extra-Curricular Programme

Through the Drama Department, pupils enjoy a range of extra curricular opportunities including:

 

Careers

Pupils who take Drama at Strathearn go on to further study and work in a variety of areas including educational institutions, arts organisations, media companies and hospitality and leisure organisations.

 

Useful links

https://ccea.org.uk/key-stage-4/gcse/subjects/gcse-drama-2017

https://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/edexcel-a-levels/drama-and-theatre-2016.html

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