“All the world’s a stage, And all the men and women merely players; They have their exits and their entrances; And one man in his time plays many parts, His acts being seven ages.” ― William Shakespeare, As You Like It
In my opinion, this quote sums up the importance of Drama in everyday life. As part of your Drama lessons you will learn about yourself, how you portray yourself and how others see you. This subject is priceless for developing your self-esteem and confidence; exploring your past and imagining the future. Running parallel with your personal journey will be your discovery of others and how they portray themselves. Your empathy and sympathy will be developed as you take on the mantle of other characters; you will learn to understand the world around you. You will explore situations and discover feelings and points of view that will surprise and amaze you. You will do this through comedy, physical theatre, dance, tragedy, music, improvisation and the plays of incredible authors.
How is this achieved? All this work is done in a practical way through workshops in school, with professional actors from the world of Theatre as well as through College and University links. We also visit the Theatre and evaluate film and television Drama.
Enjoy the freedom of practical, creative lessons? Enjoy learning through doing? Want to have fun whilst you explore?
Then GCSE Drama is for you!