Drama is an inspiring, rigorous and practical subject which prepares all young people to confidently live and work in the wider world. At Broughton, all Drama lessons are taught in a purpose built Drama Studio to offer all pupils access to the very best teaching and learning resources.

Drama builds on the skills and knowledge pupils have already learnt at primary school. As pupils progress through Key Stage 3 they are given the opportunity to focus on specific aspects of performance skills including acting, directing, stage managing, lighting, sound, set, props, costume and make up designs.

Approaches to Teaching and Learning in Drama

Throughout Years 7-9 every pupil will gain knowledge and understanding of Drama skills. Pupils will be given every opportunity to experiment with script interpretation and characterisation, devise original drama, explore the technical and design sides of performance and theatrical techniques. They will develop confidence, presentation and team work skills. A range of texts and media from classic to contemporary will be available, alongside technical, IT and design resources to inspire pupils and enable them to realise their creative ideas in performance. Engaging, inclusive approaches are used in all lessons to enable pupils to enjoy Drama. This approach at KS3 prepares those pupils who choose to opt for Drama GCSE. Teachers are passionate about creating a performance atmosphere and this enthusiasm captures the imagination and interest of our pupils.

Drama Department Staff


Year 7 1 hour per week (half-year) ... approx. 19 hours

Year 8 1 hour per week (half-year) ... approx. 19 hours

Year 9 1 hour per week ... approx. 39 hours

Year 10/11 GCSE 2/3 or 3/2 hours per week ... approx. 170 hours

Drama Curriculum Statement

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Drama Curriculum Map/Journey

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How we assess in Drama

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