Learning For Life
Drama and the Performing Arts are important aspects of school life at Market Field.
In Key Stages 1 and 2, Drama is used by class teachers to enhance learning outcomes of specific subjects. Through the use of structured play in English pupils are able to explore fiction, poetry, drama, characters and experiences in History. Pupils also learn invaluable lessons for their moral, social and cultural development. All classrooms across the primary side have role play areas incorporated into the classrooms to enhance language provision.
Key stage 3 introduces pupils to Drama as a subject in its own right: Pupils from years 7 to 9 participate in weekly drama lessons, exploring dramatic techniques such as Improvisation, Mime, Tableaux, Script work, Masks and other theatrical genres.
At Key Stage 4 pupils work towards achieving a GCSE in Drama or an equivalent qualification for those pupils for whom a GCSE is unsuitable. Our excellent team of staff work hard to ensure a high pass rate – regardless of the level of qualification being studied.
The Market Field Christmas production is eagerly anticipated by pupils, parents and staff alike. Our Christmas show utilises a whole school approach; from the EYFS right up to our year 11 students. Our pupils take on a range of tasks, from helping to make props and costumes, stage management, lighting and sound operation, right through to acting, singing and dancing roles. Of course, none of this would be possible without the generous involvement of members of staff from across the school.