Subject Overview

Drama at Wellfield enhances students' artistic and creative abilities and gives them a better understanding of themselves and their world.  Studying drama not only explores the craft of acting and theatre, but also teaches valuable transferrable skills for example – collaboration, empathy, analysis, and evaluation. Students are to perform and also work on production skills, lighting, costume, sound, set and props.

Drama Staff

Mrs Taylor Teacher of Drama

Key Stage 3 Drama

At Key Stage 3, lessons serve as a wide-ranging introduction to the study and performance of theatre and drama. Key areas are listed below:

•    An exploration of topics through drama activities, promoting performance confidence, acting and empathic skills.
•    Spontaneous and polished improvisation, mime and physical theatre 
•    Study of play text - exploring areas such as characterisation, themes, content, style and structure. 
•    An exploration of Shakespeare, improvisation and development of devised work.

In Years 7 and 8, Drama is taught as a carousel of subjects where students rotate between Food, Design and Technology, Art, Drama and Music.  Students are set in mixed ability classes. The students experience three blocks totalling approximately thirty-six lessons. In Year 9, there is the option for students to choose the subject as part of their ‘taster choices’ in order to build and refine their skills. This comprises of four lessons a fortnight and they learn the fundamental skills required should they decide to pursue the subject at KS4.   

“All the World’s a stage!”

William Shakespeare