Tring School’s Drama students are dynamic, independent and entrepreneurial – confident in performing, creating, directing, designing, teaching and producing performances for a wide range of contexts.
Dr Faustus by Christopher Marlowe January 2018
Here's the trailer for our production of Dr Faustus, thank you @moviesbymischke you've scored a blinder again #tringdrfaustus #eatsleepraverepeat tickets are still available pic.twitter.com/jptBAeYIsr— Tring School Drama (@TringSchDrama) January 21, 2018
What will my child be studying?
- Darkwood Manor – atmosphere, characterisation and use of sound
- Custard The Dragon – physical theatre and character
- Storytelling – empathy, character and captions
- Greek theatre – mask & chorus
How can I support my child through KS3 Drama?
- Ensuring homework is complete
- Taking them to the theatre
- Watching drama on television
- Looking at their assessment work on Google Classroom
- Talking to them about what they are studying in Drama and their Drama targets
How will my child be assessed in Drama?
There will be practical assessments with every topic – this will either be through final performances, contribution to group work, evaluation – verbal and written and design tasks.
Homework will consist of development tasks on work completed in lessons, such as a set design for a script or mask design for a character, writing up evaluations, rehearsing for assessments at breaks/lunchtimes and responding to practical work on Google Classroom.
At GCSE students study the EDUQAS specification
How is the course assessed?
Component 1 – Devising Theatre – 40% – Teacher Examiner
10% – Practical Performance
30% – Written portfolio and evaluation.
Component 2 – Performing from a Text – 20% – External Examiner
20% – Practical Performance
Component 3 – Interpreting Theatre – 40% – Written Exam
30% – War Horse
10% – Responding to live theatre
What is covered on the course?
Students study theatre styles such as Physical Theatre and Brecht’s Epic Theatre to influence their own devised work in preparation for Component 1. To prepare for Component 2 they will explore play texts such as The History Boys by Alan Bennett and Girls Like That by Evan Placey. For their actual Component 2 performances students will perform from a wide range of different plays. For Component 3 we study the play War Horse, looking at all aspects of production from acting and rehearsing to design such as lighting and set.
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What equipment should my child have?
Pen, pencil, Chromebook, their Drama Handbook, exercise book and any scripts they are currently studying.
A Level Drama & Theatre Studies
At A Level students study the EDUQAS specification.
There is a strong tradition of theatre visits, workshops and extra curricular work. There are Drama clubs at lunchtime and rehearsals after school and some weekends are common for examination work. There is an annual House Drama Competition which is run by the 6th Form students and is open to anyone who wishes to compete.
The Drama department annually stages a school production at the local theatre; these are positively received by the school and the community of Tring.
Recent Theatre Visits
Network The National Theatre
The Wedding Watford Palace
St George and the Dragon The National Theatre
People, Places, Things Oxford Playhouse
Elton John’s Glasses Watford Palace
Against Almedia Theatre
The Ferryman The Royal Court
The Kid Stays in the Picture The Royal Court
Physical Theatre Workshop Gecko
Physical Theatre Workshop Frantic Assembly
Mask/Commedia Dell’Arte Workshop Trestle Theatre
Director’s Workshop Palace Theatre
Artaud Workshop Palace Theatre
Brecht Workshop National Theatre
Backstage Tour National Theatre