Year 7 provides students with a range of different ways to learn about the basic techniques in drama, including good stagecraft practice, performance skills and characterisation. Through exploring exciting units such as The Curious incident of the dog in the nightime and energetic styles such as Physical Theatre, students learn how to rehearse effectively, work positively with others to and prepare scripted scenes for performance.

Having learned the basic skills in year 7, Year 8 students begin to explore more challenging units and learn about different drama styles and genres as well as working in a much more physical style. As the year progresses students prepare scripted duologues from plays such as ‘Our Day Out’ and explore the process of devising original drama in ‘Susan Coleman’. Students will continue to work on the disciplines of becoming a focused actor and an imaginative drama student particularly during the Physical Theatre style used in schemes such as ‘Hunger Games’. Students at this stage are offered the opportunity to continue to study Drama at KS4 by choosing it as an option moving into year 9.

Head of Department: Mrs J Ede

Head of Department: Mrs J Ede

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Rushden Academy

Rushden Academy

01933 350391


KS3 Head of Years

Head of Year 7 - Mrs K Monkman

Head of Year 8 - Mr C Smith

KS4 Head of Years

Head of Year 9 - Mrs S Finney

Head of Year 10 - Mr S Harris

Head of Year 11 - Mrs A Gurnham

KS5 Head of Year

Head of Year 12 & 13 - Mr P Chapman

Deputy Head of Year 12 & 13 - Mrs A Owen

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Rushden Academy

Hayway, Rushden, Northamptonshire. NN10 6AG
Tel: 01933 350391
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