10DRA

Year 10 Drama

Course selection will be active from the 14th August 2020.

Course Description

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

Recommended Prior Learning


Pathway

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