Year 10 Drama
Teacher in Charge: W. Walker
In this half year course, through games and warm-up activities, students will be reminded of the basics of drama:
- use of space
- the importance of observation
- group focus
This is followed by a strong focus on IMPROVISATION and the skills required to become adept at it.
Improvisation, together with an understanding of NARRATIVE STRUCTURE (the shape of a good story), is used for the DEVISING of plays in groups. Students are taught the conventions of SCRIPTING a play which they use to produce a script of a ten to fifteen-minute play.
The course moves into its final stages with a REHEARSAL period of the plays the students have written. During this process they will be directed, either by their teacher or a Year 13 student. The course climaxes with a PUBLIC PERFORMANCE.
THE PUBLIC PERFORMANCE WILL REQUIRE STUDENTS TO BE AVAILABLE FOR AT LEAST 2 REHEARSALS AND 1 PERFORMANCE OUTSIDE OF NORMAL SCHOOL HOURS.
In conjunction with the performance, students also become familiar with basic STAGE TECHNOLOGIES such as lighting, sound, set, costume and make-up.
All in all, the Year 10 Drama course is challenging, hugely satisfying and lots of fun. It will give you a strong indication of what to expect at senior level and whether or not the subject suits you.
Contributions and Equipment
All students need: pens, pencils, ruler, eraser, glue stick, highlighters, coloured pencils, scissors for all classes
Specific requirements for this class are:
1 1B5 Exercise Book