Our drama lessons are fantastic and really help young people develop creative, social and performance skills! Our lessons are designed to build confidence, enhance inventiveness and allow everyone a chance to fulfil their artistic potential. All our drama students have the opportunity to perform in our showcases and display their talents to friends and family.YEAR 2
Drama lessons consist of drama games, improvisation, script work, devising, performing and having fun! Additional skills include sharing ideas with others, problem-solving through dramatic activities, using props and costume to develop action, learning to develop characterisation through the use of voice, movement, gesture and facial expression. Students can also enter our fantastic in-house ALPACA (Advanced Level Performance and Character Award).YEAR 3 & 4
A progression and extension of Year 2 drama with skills/activities pitched at a higher level. Additional activities include developing thinking skills by exploring characterisation, developing and sustaining a role, developing performance with the help of the teacher in role. Additional skills include thought tracking, hot seating, adopting a role, tableau and FAS (Freeze, Action, Sound). Students can also enter our excellent in-house ALPACA (Advanced Level Performance and Character Award).YEAR 5, 6 & 7
A progression and extension of Year 3/4 drama with skills/activities pitched at a higher level. Additional activities include learning to objectively explore the opinions and feelings of others, evaluating own and other’s work, present scripted material that focuses on emotion. Additional skills include text analysis, character motivation, vocal skills, movement skills, an exploration of naturalism, comedy and tragedy.Year 8+
At this age our actors are ready to really push themselves and start creating original pieces, fully realised characters and exhibit great theatre craft. We will give them the skills to do this. They will learn about Stanislavski, Brecht and Artaud who will influence their ideas, approach to scripts, devising and improvisation. Students in this group will have the opportunity to write, direct and perform their own work which is presented at our 412 showcases.
Like all the lessons 412 offer – drama is about having fun, learning with a smile on your face and making friends! All the above is a guide to help us give your child the best experience we can! Get in touch if you’d like more info or to discuss options.