Introduction to Drama at Plashet School

“We are all in the gutter but some of us are looking at the stars” – Oscar Wilde

Drama at Plashet begins with the learner and the ideas and creativity they bring to the school. We aim to inspire and nurture ability so that all students can become confident, articulate, independent learners and reflective thinkers.

The school recognises the value of drama as a learning medium and we also believe strongly that drama is a powerful arts discipline with its own intellectual rigour. Through the curriculum and teaching methodology, pupils are encouraged to explore their understanding of cultural and stylistic contexts, challenge stereotypes, value aesthetic understanding and knowledge through practical and social skills and learn to constructively evaluate and criticise work within a supportive and secure environment.

Curriculum Content

KS3

Starting with year 7, learners in Key Stage 3 will have the opportunity to explore a range of themes and dramatic conventions such as Commedia dell Arte and physical theatre, Greek Theatre, Shakespeare and monologues. There is a range of extra-curricular opportunities such as Lower School Drama club, Year 9 Arts Award

KS4

GCSE Drama is a very popular subject at Plashet. It has a strong tradition in the school with consistently excellent results at Key Stage 4.
For those who wish to become the potential stars of the future, there is a range of extra-curricular opportunities such as Lower School Drama club, Year 9 Arts Award, productions and theatre trips. We also have excellent links with local arts partners such as Theatre Royal Stratford, Ramira Arts and Stratford Circus.

“Act well your part; there all the honour lies.” ― Alexander Pope

Contact Information

Please contact the school on info@plashet.newham.sch.uk for further information.

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