In Haughton School drama is a subject that pupils can select to study as an option choice during Key Stage 4.

By using issues that the pupils are familiar with helps them put the work into context and gives them a greater understanding of the work they complete. Through the issue based topics we also explore emotions that these situations may present and use them to help pupils develop their own characters. As well as looking at a range of emotions in the work we do we also explore lots of different drama techniques such as freeze frames, improvisation and hot-seating.

At Key Stage 4 we are currently teaching Acting which gives the pupils lots of opportunity to do lots of practical work which result in regular assessed performances. However the qualifications we deliver at Key Stage 4 can change in order to meet the pupils’ needs and abilities.

E Spence

Teacher of Drama