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In Drama, pupils have opportunities to develop their social and performance skills, and Whole Curriculum Skills and Capabilities. It allows pupils to explore, develop and express ideas and concepts, helping them to develop life skills and make sense of reality.

Drama activities encourage pupils to engage with their emotions and intellect, expressing their thoughts and feelings through voice and movement in an imagined context.

At Key Stage 3, pupils use tableau, freeze frame, hot seating, thought tracking and conscience alley as well as other strategies. These develop their creativity and extend their learning through a practical and active experience in the classroom.

Key Elements

The key elements that underpin the curriculum objectives are key issues for modern society. The statutory requirements for this subject strand make these key elements explicit.

For further details, see the Statutory Requirements for Drama at Key Stage 3 and the Key Stage 3 Non-Statutory Guidance for Drama.


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