Pupils in S2 can choose to study Drama in S3 for three periods per week.
Throughout the course we will develop our skills in:
-responding to stimuli when creating drama
-working with others to share and use drama ideas
-developing awareness of social and cultural influences when creating drama
-exploring drama form and structure
-gaining understanding of basic production skills
-using basic drama and production skills when presenting
-using reflective skills within the creative process
Statement on Skills
Drama from S3 is largely experiential, and drama skills will be learned through games, improvisation and short scripted tasks. Pupils will learn to respond to stimuli and will be encouraged to be creative and expressive. Pupils will work mainly in groups to create and perform in a supportive and non-threatening environment. Pupils will be encouraged to be very reflective, identifying areas in which they need to improve, and learning to give constructive comments to others.
In S3 pupils will begin to explore basic production skills, using them to communicate ideas. In S3 pupils will have opportunities to experiment with lights, stage make up, props and costume. Pupils will also reflect on their own work and the work of others within the creative process.
Statement on Assessment
Assessment will be through:
- Peer assessment
- Self evaluation
- Teacher assessments
Feedback will be given through
- Peer assessment checklists
- Peer assesment checklists
- Interviews and discussions
- In class comments
- Parents evenings
- School Reports
Statement on Homework
Homework may be given to support learning. Occasionally, pupils may be asked to complete written work started in class.
Pupils can choose to continue their Drama studies by choosing Drama in the Senior Phase. Our
Senior Phase course offers the opportunity of:
- N3, N4, N5 Drama Courses
- Units from N3, N4 and N5.
- Higher Drama Course (following successful completion of N5)
- Higher Drama Units
How can parents/carers support their child’s learning?
Please support your child by checking his/her homework diary for any homework he/she may have been given in class. If applicable, please also check with him/her when rehearsals are scheduled and ensure he/she attends.