Drama at Villiers allows our students to explore their creativity and imagination to achieve some exceptional work. Drama is always linked to confidence building, something that we strive to do at Villiers. There are numerous other transferable skills that we look to build such as team-work, problem solving, communication and presentation skills, among others.
The students study various aspects of theatre and performance. They have the opportunities to create, direct and perform many different styles and genres of theatre, exploring contemporary themes and historical events as well as delving into the social, historical and cultural context of texts and playwrights. We aim to introduce students to as much live theatre as possible, throughout their time at Villiers High School.
Key Stage 3
At KS3 students are taught many different dramatic skills and techniques developing their practical ability. Students learn how to use
characterisation, flash-back, still images and many more, as well as developing their empathetic ability. Students will develop their skill set and knowledge of theatre through carefully created lessons, aimed at their age groups, to engage and inspire
In year 7 pupils study:
- Darkwood Manor
- Physical Theatre
- Circus Acts
- Silent Movies
In year 8 pupils study
- Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime
- The Tempest
- Commedia Dell’Arte
In year 9 pupils study:
- Physical Theatre
- Romeo & Juliet
- Bang Out of Order – exploration of text
- Hillsborough Disaster
Key Stage 4:
We followed the Eduqas specification. The course is split into three components:
- Devising Theatre
- Performing from a Text
- Interpreting Theatre.
The students will utilise all skills acquired during Key Stage 3 to complete the course.
We have been fortunate to work with The Old Vic and are currently part of their Schools Club. This has allowed our students to go to the theatre, free of charge, and take part in workshops with The Old Vic.
There is an annual school production that everyone is welcomed to take part it.
Our Multi-Cultural evening also is a key event in our calendar, where we share talent from within our incredibly diverse staff and student body