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Drama & Theatre Studies at The Heath School

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Students will be given the opportunities to develop: Creative and imaginative powers, and the practical skills for communicating and expressing ideas, feelings and meanings in dramaInvestigative, analytical, experimental and interpretative capabilities, aesthetic understanding and critical skillsUnderstanding of drama forms and awareness of contexts in which they operateKnowledge and understanding of drama within a social, cultural and historical context.This course requires students to develop knowledge and understanding of: The ways in which ideas, feelings and meanings are conveyed through the language of dramaA range of drama forms by recognising them in the work of others and by applying them in practical drama activitiesAt least one play by examining the ways in which practitioners use the language of drama to realise a text in performanceThe ways in which ideas in drama can be recorded and interpretedHow plays and ideas in drama relate to their social, historical and cultural context.


Students will demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of drama through: Responding to ideas and issues in different contexts, demonstrating an appropriate use of drama to communicate meaning to othersDeveloping and exploring ideas using appropriate forms to structure them into a meaningful piece of drama workPresenting ideas to others using appropriate performing and/or production skills to communicate their intentionsEvaluating the effectiveness of their own drama work and the work of others and recognising the significance of historical, cultural and/or social influences.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Heath School directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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