Confirmed Case of COVID-19

We have today (Fri 23 Oct 2020) been informed of a confirmed case of COVID-19. All parents have been emailed a letter explaining the situation and our response. Please check your email or click here to view the letter sent to the whole school.

The students who have been identified as having been in close contact should self-isolate and return to school on Wednesday 4th November 2020 which is 14 days after the last contact, which was Tuesday 20th October 2020.


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HAYGROVE SCHOOL

Drama

“Like theatre, drama in schools can unlock the use of imagination, intellect, empathy and courage. Through it, ideas, responses and feelings can be expressed and communicated.
It carries the potential to challenge, to question and to bring about change”.
Jude Kelly (Theatre Director and founder of Metal)

 

Drama is popular and vibrant at Haygrove School with pupils from Year 7 to Year 11 studying the subject as both a practical and an academic discipline. Lessons are designed to promote imagination and creativity within a structured framework. 

Drama is a life skill and a creative art form. It helps pupils develop their ability to use voice, movement, gesture and facial expression, in acting, mime, dance drama and improvisation. They can express and manage their thoughts and feelings – shared and experienced – while working in a safe and controlled environment. The development of these skills encourages self confidence and self awareness. It promotes the development of the individual in a group context: roles and ideas are negotiated, problems solved and decisions made together. 

The Drama curriculum at Key Stage 3 enables pupils to explore, develop and express ideas and concepts which will help them make sense of reality. Every pupil has the equivalent of one hour per week for Drama in Years 7 and 8. In Year 9, Music, Drama and Art operate a carousel where there are two lessons per week over a shorter period of time.

Students opting to take drama as a GCSE will have the opportunity to complete the following work:

-      Create their own devised performance from a stimulus.

-      Document creating practical work and explain the thought process behind their ideas.

-      Perform a piece from a text; perhaps as a monologue, duologue or in a group.

-      Study a text to then write about the perceptive of an actor, director or set designer.

-      Watch, analysis and evaluate live theatre.

Year 7 Curriculum Map 

Year 8 Curriculum Map 

Year 9 Curriculum Map 

Year 10 Curriculum Map 2019/20

Year 11 Curriculum Map 2019/20

 

Listen to our Year 9 students perform short reflections on the 2020 Lockdown.

Watch our 'Behind the Scenes' video from our 2019 production of Aladdin and Matilda

 

Facilities

We have a dedicated drama studio that is fully rigged for sound and light and we also use the school hall, which is equipped with flexible staging, lighting and sound equipment, for performances.

 

"The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy." Meryl Streep, Hollywood actor

 

 


 

Find out about our LAMDA provision here.

Find out about extra curricular Drama here.

 


Key Stage 4 Options

  • GCSE Drama (Edexcel)

 

"The most valuable asset a nation has is the creativity of its children" Alan Plater (playwrite)

 "Creativity is contagious, pass it on." Albert Einstein, Scientist 

"The arts are highly valued by the school, prized for the self-confidence

and esteem they engender and for the way in which they contribute to

 communication and positive behaviour." 

ARTSMARK (March 2015)

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