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The Drama Department
At Key Stage Three pupils at Humphry Davy School in Year 7 and 8 have one lesson a week in drama. They learn the basic movement and mime skills, as well as voice and how to interpret a script. They will learn about the history of theatre and how it has influenced modern performances. In Year 9 there is a greater focus on preparation for GCSE, having four lessons per fortnight they learn about the different technical aspects of performance as well as the devising process.
The Key Stage Four curriculum consists of practical and theory of the different style/genres and theatre practitioners. The pupils will be expected to attend the theatre as often as possible and as a school we give them as many opportunities as possible to do so.
The Drama Department have been putting on an annual whole school production every year in the form of our Pantomime. Previous shows include Robina Hood, Cinderella and The Snow Queen. Auditions for this year’s show will start in June and the cast will start rehearsals in September.
Theatre Trips and Visits
Attending the theatre and seeing a live performance is the best drama education you can have. We regularly organise for pupils to attend theatre performances, both local and national.
As well as offering trips to see top West End shows we run summer show focusing on extracts from some of the most famous musicals scenes and songs. These musicals include Grease, Oliver and Bugsy Malone to name a few.