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Drama

Year 7 Drama

“We must all do drama to find out who we are and discover who we could be” – Augusto Boal

Drama is central to the cultural life at Thorpe House School, with pupils in all year groups given the chance to perform, be involved as a stage technician or as a member of the audience. We believe that Drama supports the learning of all students across all aspects of the curriculum and provides our boys with essential life skills they can utilise in school and beyond. 

Lessons are taught practically, allowing boys to experiment, explore and work together to create performances and understand texts. Whilst it is important that the students do improve and hone their performance skills we place a lot of emphasis on the students developing skills for life, our main five being; Creativity, Communication, Empathy, Independence and Confidence. Theoretical work is designed to both support and extend the practical side of the subject and develop the boy’s ability to analyse and evaluate their work and that of others.

Facilities

Drama is taught by a specialist teacher in our hall. All classes benefit from a full lighting rig and sound equipment.

Autumn Term

Basic skills: The Actors Tools - Voice, Body & Face

Theatrical Devices - 
Freeze Frame
Split Stage
Soundscape
Thought Tracking
Role Play
Narration
Mime

The Terrible Fate of Humpty Dumpty:

Page to Stage
Hot Seating
Monologue
Narration
Script Analysis 
Subtext

Spring Term

Survivor:

Team Building & Rivalry
Haka
Problem Solving
Camp Building - Set
Discovering Rivals
Monologue - Message in a Bottle

Summer Term

Comedy:

Commedia Recap
Clowning
Rule of Three
Mask
Repetition
Sterotype

Trigger Popup

ADMISSIONS TO THORPE HOUSE SCHOOL

We continue to invite parents to come and visit Thorpe House School whilst we operate a phased return for our pupils. Our Admissions team is available to answer any questions you may have about joining the school and the Headmaster would be delighted to give you a tour of the site. Please contact our Registrar on [email protected] to arrange a chat or visit.