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Carshalton High School for Girls

Carshalton High School for Girls

Carshalton High School for Girls is a highly successful school, judged by Ofsted in November 2017 as ‘Good’ in all categories.

Drama Year 7

In Year 7 students learn about how to:

  • Use drama techniques
  • Perform characters
  • Sustain a role onstage
  • Work within a group
  • Respond to ideas and performances
  • Conduct written evaluation of work, and
  • Use theatrical terminology

Students are provided with a drama exercise book they must bring to every lesson and keep up-to-date.

The introductory topic is “naturalism and melodrama” although includes a range of theatrical techniques beyond the scope of these two styles.

Students are taught in mixed ability tutor groups and receive one Drama lesson a week.

Homework tasks can take a variety of forms including reading, research, observation, and evaluation. We recommend that students spend up to an hour on homework and refer to their homework brief so that they know what is expected to be handed in.

Some classes will be recorded as a means of evaluation and will provide students with the ability to watch their own performance work as an audience member. Class work will include both scripted and non-scripted work and the students will have the opportunity to devise their own performances.