St Mary's Catholic College, Wallasey

St Mary's Catholic College
A Voluntary Aided Academy

Year 8

Drama in year 8 forms part of the Arts Carousel. This means you will rotate around the four arts subjects throughout the year. In drama, this will mean you will experience 3 different units of work.

Throughout these units you will explore a variety of drama skills, take on different characters and learn about different styles of drama.


  1. Conflict- in this unit you explore the events that erupted at Holy Cross Primary School in Ireland, as a result of the conflict in Northern Ireland
  2. Melodrama- in this unit you will explore the theatre style of Melodrama, working on developing your physical characterisation whilst learning about Victorian Theatre
  3. Theatre in Education (Devising)- in this unit you will be introduced to the genre of Theatre in Education and devise your own issue based drama.

You can also develop your knowledge and understanding of drama outside of lessons. Joining one of our extra curricular groups can help to develop your performance skills and give your confidence a boost! In addition, going to see live theatre can help you to develop your knowledge and understanding even further.

You will also find that many of the skills you learn in drama are transferrable in other subject you will be studying. Many teachers will use role play and re-enactment, particularly in History and English, but other skills such as team work, and self confidence will help you in many different areas.

Homework will take the form of Arts Independent Project's (A.I.P's) which are long extended projects, or more traditional weekly.