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12/12/19

Back to the 60s with a performance of from our choir and guitar ensemble. https://t.co/oyzWSb3EFa

12/12/19

Carry me home.... some sounds of the 60s and more from the wider guitar ensemble ....brilliant driving solos https://t.co/dBjiz9auVV

12/12/19

And after an earnest rendition of we have a Year 7 choir performance of | 34 students singing their heart out about redemption https://t.co/CFOQJcGRLq

12/12/19

The Ukulele Club go all gospel with a spiritual song https://t.co/wCUtJ64Ndz

12/12/19

The String Ensemble now take the stage for Vivaldi’s Spring https://t.co/z5UrNQJ0Qh

12/12/19

3rd up is a beautifully sensitive rendition of our Abbey Road heroes - The Beatles’ 1968 ‘Blackbird’ by the Guitar Ensemble | https://t.co/WhZMw8AHYz

12/12/19

Winter Showcase begins in dramatic form with The Drumming Club https://t.co/hsLxO9YptZ

12/12/19

Thanks to Miss Gibson and team for ensuring nearly 600 students and staff took part in today’s mock election. Will our votes reflect the views of the country? https://t.co/cRtWAaOenu

11/12/19

Retweetd From Soarpoints

Too big for your boots? ... uplifting & inspired in these dark days to see return to his first school in to extol the virtues | hard work - reading - scholarship | https://t.co/SFP19DCv68

11/12/19

excellence in sport is brought about through determination and discipline. Another victory for basketball team in https://t.co/GOC0ZuMfUo

11/12/19

Retweetd From HASJW Bball Academy

Congrats to Sixth Form Team winning today 71-47 against West Thames College which brings our record to 7 wins 3 losses. Next week Wednesday we are away to Three Rivers Academy https://t.co/hBoA2lpULz

10/12/19

Sporting Success in for Year 7 school students at as they win for first time against UCL https://t.co/2BLVM6yDss

10/12/19

Retweetd From HASJW Bball Academy

Congrats to Year 7 boys basketball team playing in their 1st game against UCL Academy. It was a great team performance winning 29-22. MVP award goes to Max scoring 16points which is impressive for a year 7 game. https://t.co/tKiTQ0TEDP

10/12/19

Retweetd From Harris Academy St John’s Wood

Year 11 students completing a Philosphy workshop as part of at HASJW today! Deep discussions including “how big is a thought”, and “what’s the meaning of life?” https://t.co/IsXxtQGHya

10/12/19

Retweetd From Penguin Books UK

Yesterday went to Harris Academy to host the latest about finding your voice, featuring , , Derek Owusu, and a special appearance from himself. Stay tuned for the full video next week... https://t.co/2MxPwE1SHb

10/12/19

Retweetd From Graeme Smith

Really good to meet student voice representatives at . Lots to share and reflect on with all staff. Fantastic students expressing themselves with maturity and collegiality. https://t.co/6ni24VCCeC

09/12/19

Year 11 students completing a Philosphy workshop as part of at HASJW today! Deep discussions including “how big is a thought”, and “what’s the meaning of life?” https://t.co/IsXxtQGHya

07/12/19

What career will you son or daughter enjoy and be respected in? https://t.co/Cp1dSsRprs

04/12/19

Thank you so much Deborah. and so much thanks also for for liason. Our children learned so much and had such a buzz as a result.

04/12/19

Retweetd From rayaan🧸🧚🏾‍♀️

Thank you for coming!! It was a lot of fun!!

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Drama

We study drama because it is a discipline that cultivates a well-rounded confident individual, through the development of their emotional intelligence, creative, analytical and performance skills. By exploring plays, playwrights and theatre practitioners, drama teaches us about a world beyond our own through the eyes of another. This in turn develops the academic knowledge of the social, cultural and historical context that is explored. Drama explores the world of theatre as the director, actor and designer allowing us to demonstrate our strengths through practical and written skills. The prospects created through studying drama are numerous in a world increasingly focused on creativity and emotional well-being.

Principles

In drama students learn by:

• Developing their understanding of theatrical styles, genres and practitioners.

• Performing published plays.

• Devising performances in the style of recognised practitioners.

• Understanding the social, cultural, historical context of the world of the play. 

• Analysing, and evaluating live performances and interpretation.

Key Stage 3 content

In KS3 students develop their performance, creativity, confidence and team-work skills through the exploration of a variety of different genres, performance styles and plays. This enables the students to have a wider cultural understanding of theatre and performance, develop their acting and oracy skills whilst growing into emphatic creative individuals.  Topics explored include developing the use of voice and physicality skills through plays such as ‘Oliver Twist’ and ‘The Curious incident of the Dog in the Night Time’, which tackle historical and social issues through understanding and engagement with characters. Additionally, students start to explore different genres and styles from naturalism and physical theatre, to powerful Epic theatre and Verbatim enabling them to understand how theatre has the power to change and educate. Evaluation through is embedded into each lesson through, which develops students written and oracy skills throughout key stage 3.

Key Stage 4 content

Drama GCSE is comprised of three components which enhance theatrical understanding, performance and evaluation skills. The key stage three curriculum has been designed to support and develop student passion for the subject through the development of performance skills and creativity and key stage four is built to continually develop this through the further knowledge of practitioner styles, form and playwrights whilst building on existing performance skills and techniques.

  • Component one; devising performance in the style of a chosen practitioner whilst keeping a portfolio of development and an evaluation of the final performance,
  • Component two; performing an extract from a published play
  • Component three; a written exam that explores how you would act design and direct the play DNA by Dennis Kelly and a review of a live theatre production

The course requires the ability to develop and perform in a range of styles using a high level of skill, creativity and character understanding. Students also require detailed analytical and evaluation skills to in order to reflect on their own practice and that of professionals

Key Stage 5 content

At KS5 students can choose to study drama A-Level which further develops the skills and knowledge base secured at GCSE, focusing on extensive theatre practitioner exploration and the study of plays and playwrights, including Lysistrata by Aristophanes and That Face by Polly Stenhem.

  • Component One requires students to create and perform a piece of original theatre in the style of a chosen practitioner whilst documenting the process and final performance in a written portfolio.
  • Component Two is a performance from a published play, one as a group, one as a monologue
  • Component Three is a written exam exploring plays in different styles as audience member, director, designer and actor.

A-level drama students will have developed a passion for the theatre through their previous study which is required for the high level of commitment and discipline needed to produce creative and original pieces of live theatre as part of a group. Students develop analytical, evaluation skills, enhance creativity and teamwork whilst also gaining a wider cultural understanding through the world of theatre and the social, cultural, historical context of the world of each play.

Extra Curricular

Wednesday after school: KS3 Drama club

Annual school show: Auditions will take place in February

Exam Specifications

Eduqas | C690 | GCSE in Drama

Pearson Edexcel | 9DR0 | A Level Drama and Theatre

Careers

Careers in drama, theatre and the creative industries are explored through lessons in all stages. There is also an emphasis on the skills drama develops which apply to a range of public fronted, creative roles. Industry professionals are invited to the school through talks and workshops and the opportunity to see live professional at work in performance is given at all key stages.