Year 9 Drama
Teacher in Charge: K. Backhouse-Smith
WHAT THE COURSE WILL COVER:
The exciting Year 9 Drama course is designed to give students a taste of what the subject has to offer. Drama is a skills based subject where students learn to work independently as well as part of a group whilst developing creativity through performance and the use of technologies.
You will learn:
- Confidence and team building skills through Drama games
- Different ways to tell stories in Drama
- Basic acting techniques
- An awareness of different theatre styles
- Stage fighting
- Theatre technologies such as costume, music and special effects makeup
METHODS OF LEARNING
The Drama course is entirely practical and learning happens through group work, group discussions and performance opportunities.
WHERE DOES THE SUBJECT LEAD
You can take Drama through to NCEA Level 3 and beyond. The skills and knowledge within Drama lead to a huge variety of career opportunities. Employers value students who are able to work as part of a team, have confidence in oral language, flexibility in their thinking and those who can reflect critically on the performance of others. All of these life skills are included in Drama.
For NCEA Levels 1, 2 & 3 courses will be made up of a selection of the stated standards. This will happen at the beginning of the year with the assigned teacher.