Drama & Dance

What is the curriculum trying to achieve?

Drama and Dance exist as art forms in their own right - giving students the skills to become confident, expressive performers communicating both verbally and non-verbally.  These performances involve expression, action, reaction and interaction. Through classwork, students are able to explore their intellectual curiosity through a wide range of subject matter, responding to the world around them; finding opportunities to express themselves imaginatively both practically and theoretically. Both subjects nurture personal growth and develop intrapersonal skills: empathy, emotional intelligence, confidence, tolerance, imagination, resilience, reflection and interpersonal skills: presentation, team building, analytical, evaluative, goal orientated, communication and problem solving.  

How do we organise learning? 

Each of our subjects organises learning to achieve our federation vision of ‘Educating today’s students for the world of tomorrow: a seamless education from 4 to 19’.  Please click here to see a visual map of students’ planned ‘learning journey’ in drama and dance across Key Stage 3, 4 and 5.

To see more detail on what we teach at each Key Stage, please click the relevant links below:

Key Stage 3 Overview

Year 10 & 11 curriculum summary

Year 12 & 13 curriculum summary

GCSE Drama Eduqas http://www.eduqas.co.uk/qualifications/drama-and-theatre/gcse/

A Level Drama Eduqas https://www.eduqas.co.uk/qualifications/drama-and-theatre/as-a-level/

BTEC Technical Award  Level 2 Pearson https://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/btec-tech-awards/performing-arts.html

BTEC Production Level 3 Pearson https://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/btec-nationals/production-arts-2010.html


Anything else?

If you have any questions about our curriculum or require more information, please contact the Head of Faculty by emailing contact@thedownsschool.org



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