Welcome to Harrop Fold

At Harrop Fold, we are committed to making the difference for all our young people.  Our aim is to produce well-rounded young people who are prepared for our ever-changing world. We do this by focusing on the Personal, Social and Academic aspects of education, which will drive our young people to reach their potential and achieve true excellence.

Drama and Performing Arts

What will my child’s learning be like in Drama?

Within KS3 (YR7, 8 and 9) students will learn and develop a range of skills as they progress throughout school. New skills will be learnt in each scheme of learning that are suitable for their year group but also, transferring skills across from previous learning to make sure development is occurring every lesson.

Year 7 students learning is focussed around drama studio etiquette and, learning key skills that will help them progress as a performer. Examples are:

  • Vocal and Physical Skills
  • Characterisation
  • Mime
  • Slapstick
  • Improvisation

Year 8 ensures students to develop learning through stimulus’ and, take charge of their own learning. Examples are:

  • Sound
  • Movement
  • Stimulus
  • Reportage
  • Body as prop

Year 9 students will begin to explore topics that allow them to give opinions, thoughts and feelings on matters to challenge students to have ‘their own voice’. Examples are:

  • Choral speech/movement
  • Multi-rolling
  • Soundscape
  • Stylistic Acting
  • Scripts

In KS4 (YR 10 and 11) students will bring all their prior learning together into developing their own pieces of Drama and, exploring techniques in relation to Drama practitioners. They will explore these through their components set in their BTEC examination award. The practitioner’s students will explore through research and workshops are Brecht, Berkoff and Frantic Assembly, looking at all three practitioners work in relation to how they contrast with each other and, if they have any similarities. They will develop their practitioner’s conventions through set texts which are:

  1. Bouncers by John Godber
  2. One Man Two Guvnors by Richard Bean
  3. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon.

What are we aiming to achieve in the Drama Department?

In Drama we are aiming to achieve confidence and, for students to express themselves in a way that is different to other subjects. To be able to discuss their own opinions on specific matters. We believe transferrable skills are crucial in drama and making students work as a team and collaborate together is essential in our subject. As well as Drama in the classroom we offer a range of extra-curricular activities to ensure student’s passion for the subject strives.

For more information please contact Miss E Wishart (Teacher of Drama)



Please see below for our curriculum map

Drama curriculum map



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