Curriculum Intent

The Drama Curriculum at Grace Academy Coventry is a knowledge-based curriculum, which provides students with the powerful knowledge needed to create, perform and respond to Drama. We aim to use Drama as a tool for students to understand the world in which they live, as such we have based our curriculum around four central themes: childhood loss of innocence, conflict, identity and social inequality. Our spiral curriculum seeks to enable every student to: experience aspects of theatre-making other than performing, devise original pieces of theatre and analyse and perform scripts.

Our curriculum enables cross curricular links between English (poetry and play texts), PSHE (themes of refugees and sexual harassment) and History (2nd World War, Thatcherism). Anti-racism is embedded in our curriculum as we explore themes, poems and texts that link to our core themes of identity and social inequality.

We study Drama to nurture talent, imagination, build confidence and develop self-reflective skills. Drama gives students a voice to express themselves.

We encourage students to work independently collectively as a team to generate, develop and communicate ideas. Drama gives students the opportunity to gain the skills required to educate and entertain an audience though all performance aspects; performing, lighting and sound.

The Drama department has second to none facilities with two large studios both equipped with lighting systems.