Year 9

Drama has a strong focus on group work. It aims to introduce all the basic skills that students need to perform as well as familiarising them with some theatre background.  Students, who have an interest in being creative, imaginative, working in a team and learning new skills by using them practically, should take this course. Drama develops communication skills, builds self - confidence, encourages leadership and spontaneity. Drama students learn to be adaptable, reliable and know how to have serious fun. This course leads on to Drama in years 10 through to 13 and scholarship.


Course Content/ Course Structure



·      Theatre Sports

·      Devised Theatre

·      Phyiscal Theatre

·      Acting Techniques

·      Performance in the Junior Arts Festival



Learning Outcomes for the Course


1) Use physical skills and drama conventions to devise and perform theatre.

2) Use acting techniques and drama conventions to perform a script.





Devised Theatre – Devising Skills and Performance Skills – The Lost Thinhg


Scripted Theatre – Acting Technique and Performance Skills – Creation Myth


NCEA Standards




Equipment Required


Comfortable, supportive clothing.



Course Fees