Llandrindod High School Drama Department
As a department, we provide opportunities for students to:
- Explore situations involving human dilemmas through a variety of Drama mediums.
- Challenge perceptions of Drama both as a learning medium and an art form.
- Develop and enhance communication and social skills through group work and performance.
- Understand the artistic process through responding, developing, performing and evaluating.
- Develop their imagination.
- Be a critical and evaluative audience.
Drama lessons aim to:
- Encourage total involvement and commitment from students.
- Enable all students to succeed and develop their self-esteem.
- Show that learning can be fun.
- Encourage respect for personal contributions and evaluations.
- Challenge students to consider complex issues, thoughts, feelings and actions while performing and analysing work.
There are a number of opportunities for students to become involved in extra-curricular activities at Llandrindod High School. In addition to a range of school concerts, students have the opportunity to become involved in whole-school productions. The School Eisteddfod also provides a platform for students to perform from across Key Stages 3 and 4. GCSE rehearsals run throughout the spring term, allowing students to perform to an outside audience. Visits to theatres and educational workshops also support the Drama curriculum.
Key Stage 3
At Key Stage 3, students are given a number of opportunities to develop their independent, creative and improvisational skills. The schemes studied throughout Years 7-9 cover a range of cultural, historical and cross-curricular links through a range of drama mediums and explorative strategies.
Key Stage 4
Key Stage 4 students follow the Edexcel specification, providing an opportunity to consolidate the drama skills they have developed throughout years 7, 8 and 9, with a range of practical, explorative and devised tasks, in addition to the written analysis and evaluation of productions. From the 2016 examination series onwards, students will follow the WJEC GCSE Drama specification. This course allows students to gain an insight into the performing arts industry, including sound and lighting techniques, in addition to developing their performance skills.