Don’t Ignore Your Inner English Teacher

So many Drama Teachers are also English Teachers and the cross over in terms of subject knowledge is obvious. The teaching of English can gain so much from having a Drama teacher on board. There is a obvious cross over in terms of approaching understanding, deconstructing and exploring plays – but those same questions can be asked of literature as well. I’ve had so many … Continue reading Don’t Ignore Your Inner English Teacher

4 Rules to make an effective sentence for Drama written work.

I think starting the students off with a basic understanding of how to write a compound sentence that will communicate to the reader not only what they did, but how and why is a great point from which to work with. Especially for the lower end, the questions at GCSE are often baffling and difficult to comprehend. Describe how you used your acting skills? I … Continue reading 4 Rules to make an effective sentence for Drama written work.

6 Ways to improve extended writing

Completed some awesome CPD a few weeks ago run by some colleagues at my school on extended writing. I am conscious of the fact that in most A Level Drama courses there are written exams which require extended writing. I’m with Edexcel A Level Drama and Theatre Studies at the moment, and in Unit 4 the students are required to write two 30 mark essays. … Continue reading 6 Ways to improve extended writing