Newcastle Academy, Gallowstree Lane, Newcastle under Lyme, Staffordshire, ST5 2QS
Part of Windsor Academy Trust
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The Drama department is strongly linked with partners at Clayton, Keele University, Westlands Primary School and a host of high quality outside agencies.

The Drama department aims to inspire pupils through innovation in lessons and performances.

To promote understanding of theatre as an art form

  • To enable students to use dramatic forms.
  • To raise awareness and appreciation of theatre from different cultures.
  • To familiarise students with the body of knowledge, principles and vocabulary related to this art form.
  • To raise awareness of the functions of dramatic form.
  • To learn and develop understanding of how to control the form through a variety of dramatic conventions.
  • To feel confident enough to experiment with the art form.
  • To raise awareness of the place of theatre within the context of other art forms.

To develop students’ interpersonal skills (through group work)

These include:

  • Self-confidence
  • Communication
  • Co-operation and collaboration
  • Commitment.

To develop students’ expressive skills

These include:

  • Imagination
  • Creativity
  • Presentation
  • Working independently and with others.

To enhance a specific group of study skills

  • Observation
  • Research (including the use of ICT)
  • Concentration
  • Evaluation (both orally and in writing)
  • Structured writing of various kinds
  • Reflecting critically on the quality of their work and refining it, with the support of teachers and peers.