Drama at Spa School
The Drama curriculum provides exciting, inspiring opportunities to develop communication skills, confidence, imagination and independence, explore drama skills and discover more about other cultures.
Key Stage 3 students begin with ‘Introduction to Drama’, an essential ‘Drama Toolkit’, exploring mime, movement, improvisation, developing stories from games, recording, watching and evaluating performances.
Key Stage 4 apply these skills in more sophisticated work, such as developing and presenting stand-up comedy routines, looking at Satire, and engaging with a live audience.
Key Stage 5 look to the future, preparing for life after Spa, and focus on interview techniques, role playing jobs, and imagining future careers.
Throughout each area of the curriculum, pupils have the opportunity to:
- Explore the work of other writers and performers, including drama and theatre from other cultures and participating in our summer Shakespeare festival
- Create and devise their own performances in a range of genres, including the school play
- Share work with other classes and Key Stages
- Perform in front of the wider community
- Prepare for a possible career in the entertainment industry
Alongside practical work in class, there are outstanding opportunities to extend our students’ learning, performing on the stage of the world famous Globe Theatre, taking part in Globe and Young Vic workshops at school, putting on our annual Spa School Play, performing in the annual Summer Spa Shakespeare Festival, including two performances, one at the Summer Fayre, with audience interaction, and exploring new and unique ways of taking theatre into the local community.