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19/06/18

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The Y8 District Athletics is underway with an excellent start in the Hurdles from Maddi & Lily! 🏃‍♀️ 🏃‍♀️ ⁦https://t.co/urXd6V2JcB

19/06/18

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An excellent effort in the 1500m & 2x PBs for Katie & Megan who came 4th & 6th! 🏃‍♀️ 🏃‍♀️ ⁦https://t.co/z3jrRMH660

19/06/18

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Huge congratulations to Max & Ammon who came 3rd & 4th in the 100m final at the Y8 District Athletics!👏🏼🏃‍♂️🏃‍♂️ ⁦https://t.co/GWhT0cEirx

19/06/18

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The Y8 boys are flying in the 100m!! 🏃‍♂️🏃‍♂️ Awaiting the results for the finals, well done to Ammon and Max! ⁦https://t.co/HEgRtHJ35j

19/06/18

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A fantastic effort from the Y8 District Athletics team! Well done to all who represented ⁦⁩ this afternoon & thank you to ⁦⁦⁩ for hosting! Girls 8th & Boys 10th! 🎽🏃‍♂️🏃‍♀️ https://t.co/pWS5ZbH2Lj

18/06/18

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Alive N Kicking is on tonight 4:15-5:15pm! Come along, bring the family and learn about healthy eating & nutrition, food prep, food labels and try some fun activities!

15/06/18

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⁩ Y7s experiencing a new sport this morning with their first bowls session from Caterham Bowls Club! https://t.co/5lGiiY0vtc

13/06/18

Hello. Thank you for getting in touch. We would expect the assemblies to finish by 9:45am at the latest.

13/06/18

Parents/Carers we warmly invite you to join us for your son/daughters end of term Celebration Assembly. Please follow this link for details:- https://t.co/BHssH5anuB

12/06/18

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Y10 Yoga ⁦ 🧘🏻‍♀️🧘🏽‍♂️ https://t.co/6zGfchph2w

11/06/18

Congratulations to our Year 7 student Angelica Peinke who has read over 3 million words in the Accelerated Reader programme and is fast approaching the 4 million mark! This is an amazing achievement. -millionaire https://t.co/m1A885O45H

06/06/18

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Alfie doing well in the Y7 high jump! ✂️ https://t.co/ktZqdHKd2T

06/06/18

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Some big throws being recorded in the boys Y7 shot put at District Sports! 💪🏼 https://t.co/mPo81C0BBy

06/06/18

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Tough weather conditions for the girls 800m at District Athletics! 😅☀️ Go ! https://t.co/79tmpnr083

06/06/18

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Fun in the sun at the Y7 District Athletics! Thank you for hosting! 🏃‍♀️ 🏃‍♂️ well done to all students who took part! 👏🏻 https://t.co/bnNIMzrxU0

06/06/18

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Awaiting the results from the 100m heats at the Y7 District Athletics! 🏃‍♀️ 🏃‍♂️ https://t.co/stcvzxeP0j

05/06/18

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A fantastic effort from the Rounders team today at the Y8 District Rounders Tournament! Thank you for hosting! ⚾️🏃‍♀️ https://t.co/7PRDGpJZVc

05/06/18

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Behind the hoarding at our new reception has a fantastic new tiled floor. https://t.co/g4kDEelIPE

05/06/18

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Y8 students learning about a healthy active lifestyle and nutrition in assembly this morning with For more information go to https://t.co/5ACKpXmTMq 🤸🏼‍♀️⛹🏻‍♀️🏋🏼‍♀️🤾🏾‍♀️🏌️‍♀️🤺🏊‍♂️🚴🏻‍♂️ https://t.co/W4zvTUIMMP

05/06/18

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A fantastic bowls session today from Caterham Bowls Club! students will be learning new skills from some very experienced volunteers over the next 6 weeks! Give bowls a try - https://t.co/FHGyhKOWd6 and turn up on a Saturday at CBC 10-11am! https://t.co/jbip2dqOyX

 

Head of Department: Mrs H Streeter-Staniford
email: hayley.streeter-staniford@destafford.org.uk

At de Stafford we believe that Drama education is key to the development of our students. Not only will they understand theatre as an art form, but they will build confidence and valuable transferable skills such as leadership, empathy and public speaking. These life skills will prepare students not only for their time in school but in the wider world. Drama education is vital for students to explore social, moral, spiritual and cultural issues within a safe environment.

How to get involved

Each year we create a whole school production. This is a fantastic opportunity for actors and crew to take part in a large scale performance, working across the year groups and encouraging new friendships. Students work incredibly hard toward a common goal and their commitment and enthusiasm is something we at de Stafford are very proud off.

Our back catalogue includes:

Annie, Oliver, Grease, Bugsy Malone, Little Shop of Horrors, High School Musical, The Wiz, Seussical the Musical, Return to the Forbidden Planet and Annie. Our production for 2018 is Alice in Wonderland.

We also run a Year 7 and 8 drama club at lunchtime in the run up to the Christmas concert. Students work together to create a festive performance.

Theatre trips

We run a KS3 Theatre trip to a West End show in the autumn term to introduce students to professional theatre and to inspire their own performance work.

For GSCE Drama students we run a range of theatre trips to inspire and enhance their Drama education.

Curriculum Overview for Drama KS3

In Drama at KS3 students receive two 1 hour lessons over the two week timetable. In ks3 Drama is 75% practical focusing on Drama skills and techniques that allow students to create effective drama performances. Furthermore, Drama encourages other transferable skills such as public speaking, team work, communication, problem solving and confidence building. We cover a range of themes and topics to give a broad experience of both technical drama and issue based work. Students are assessed on three main skills in Drama Creating, Performing and Evaluating. In year 8 we increase the amount of written drama to incorporate the demands of the new GCSE courses.

Year 7

We start Year 7's Drama education by teaching a range of drama techniques. For example freeze frames, thought tracking and monologues. The idea behind this is to provide year 7 with their Drama toolbox in which they can build and improve their practical skills. This is extremely important as Drama isn't taught as a discreet subject in most primary schools. During year 7 we then introduce scripted drama, a play called 'Refuge' which explores the themes of refugees, and empathy. We learn about silent movies looking at skills such as mine, facial expression and body language. In addition we explore improvisation and characterisation based on many different starting points. Our final scheme of work is Darkwood Manor where we create drama performances about the mysterious 'Mrs Brown' whilst exploring the genre of horror.

Year 8

During Year 8 drama we then look to the crime and thriller genre with the story of 'Murder in the red barn'. Students must use problem solving skills to discover the clues of what happened. They then make judgments on the characters they encounter and decide their verdict. We also explore a popular play called 'Blood Brother' by Willy Russell. Here we look at themes such as class and opportunities as well as adoption. In turn we also explore vocal skills such as accent. We then move to stage combat and trestle masks. In these lessons students have an opportunity to learn stage and film style non-contact stage combat, as well as the theme of conflict. For the second part of this scheme we teach mask work learning key skills such a clocking the audience and exaggeration. Students then have a choice of assessment option to ensure they reach their full potential. In the later stages of year 8 we come to improvisation where students are actively encouraged to work on their spontaneity and ability to work as a team. A new scheme of work we have created is a live review of Shrek the Musical. The ability to watch and review theatre is a skill covered in the new GCSE. Students will be encouraged to look at not only acting style but lighting, set, sound, costume and staging.

KS4 Drama Curriculum GCSE Qualification

In years 9, 10 and 11 students will create and perform a range of performances over the three year course. This counts for 30% of their overall GCSE grade and two marks will be submitted to the exam board. Students will create devised Drama working from a chosen theme and a range of stimuli., this I worth 10%. This style of Drama is creative and very much student led and allows student freedom. Alongside the practical performance students create a portfolio of evidence to document their process worth 30%. This includes mood boards, scripts, research, mind maps and extended prose. The other performance style is scripted Drama where students will perform two extracts from one published play, this is worth 20%. In addition there is a 40% written exam that occurs at the end of year 11. In this 1 hour 30 minute exam students must consider how they would approach the realisation of the set text DNA. This could ask them to consider their perspective as an actor, director, costume or set designer or lighting or sound technician. Students will also experience live theatre which will inspire their own work and make up the final part of their theory exam through a live review. Drama GCSE can also develop many transferable skills that students can utilize in many areas of their school life and beyond including confidence building, public speaking, team work and effective communication.