A professional Drama training (from a extra-curricular drama teacher) ensures that each child gets the most out of their drama experience by building life skills and confidence while having a lot of fun and making new friends across different ages. It encourages language skills, performance skills, reading, writing, and interacting with mixed genders and different levels of academic excellence. It encourages communication, enhancing National curriculum English lessons. It builds confidence in speaking in front of class members, school members and adults. Through Drama classes, it is possible to nurture raw talent alongside encouraging and inspiring those who might need additional confidence building.
Our drama classes study many different elements of the discipline including:
We also produce many shows over the academic year, which encourages understanding stage technical requirements; for example microphones, lighting, props, stage craft and set.
- Build confidence in your abilities
- Strengthen focus, concentration and memory
- Improve your posture
- Exercise and expand your imagination
- Communication skills in speech and presentation
- Understand what it really means to work in a team
- Cover all the diverse performing arts skills of Drama
- Have the opportunity for external exams and performances
- Have fun with other like minded children who have an interest in performing
- Have the time and guidance to nurture and grow confident in their abilities over each term and throughout the year
The classes are structured to enable children to achieve their absolute best in drama, and we also teach under the LAMDA (London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art) examination syllabus, which allows pupils to gain huge amounts of confidence as they progress from introductory levels through to Grade 8. Indeed the top grades (grades 6-8) are all OFQUAL registered (equivalent to GCSE, AS and A ‘levels), and in particular sixth form students use these examinations as an excellent way to achieve more UCAS points as they enter into the further education system, which works beautifully alongside their school work.
LAMDA examinations are accredited by the OFQUAL, giving valuable UCAS points for entry into Universities and colleges for further education.
LAMDA grades follow the following levels:
- Speaking Verse and Prose
- Reading for Performance
- Using Spoken English