Drama is a popular and dynamic feature of the Hall School Wimbledon curriculum and every child has a role to play in the school’s annual performances up until Year 10.
All pupils in Years 7 to 9 have weekly Drama lessons. The younger pupils develop their confidence in performing and explore basic scripts before moving on to learn specific drama techniques such as thought tracking, hot-seating, and the use of tableaus (freeze frames) in Year 8.
In Year 9, pupils will learn about more sophisticated drama techniques such as split scenes, cross cutting, monologue and soliloquy. They study a variety of scripts, including Shakespeare and a modern playwright, culminating in a performance for parents.
Drama is an optional GCSE subject for pupils who wish to explore the creative and structural aspects of drama, study plays and perform in front of an audience. Hall School Wimbledon follows the Edexcel GCSE course, which combines practical workshops with written coursework.
The course provides an excellent opportunity for pupils to develop their communication skills and increase their confidence.
Throughout the year, pupils in Years 7, 8 and 9, and those taking GCSE Drama, will perform in front of fellow pupils and their parents. Every child will have a role to play whether it is on the stage or assisting with the staging and lighting.