Intermediate

Speech and Drama

 

For intermediate students, we focus on empowering them as motivated learners and users of voice, language and movement.

Levels include

Primary 5 – Grade 3 (Solo)
Primary 6 – Grade 4 (Solo)
Secondary 1 – Grade 5 (Group)
Secondary 2 – Grade 5 (Solo)

During the years bridging primary and secondary school, our Speech & Drama programme adopts a developmental approach towards students’ creative learning – enriching them sensitively, critically and intellectually.

 
  • Voice and Theory

    Everybody has their own way of speaking – there’s no ‘one size fits all’ solution to better vocal expression! Our teachers work closely with students to identify, understand and take charge of their own individual voices as independent learners. We want our students to be confident speakers, and that comes best by critically knowing and speaking as themselves.

  • Language and Literacy

    At this stage, children begin to develop an awareness of deeper meanings in books, media and everyday life. Our teachers introduce students to key language and literary analysis skills. Students will learn about universal issues in children’s literature – Western, Asian and local – so that they gain critical understandings of their complex relationships with a changing, globalised world.

  • Body and Expression

    Confidence grows from being comfortable in your own skin. Using role-play, characterisation and drama activities, students will develop self-esteem, awareness and knowledge to develop their own effective communication styles. From there, students will understand to be seasoned creative users of space and meaning.

  • Community

    We like to give our students meaningful stakes and roles in our diverse learning community. Students will get to practice collaborative learning not just in the classroom, but also with projects and performances where they can develop their own unique talents. Through camaraderie, not competition, we let students build character and social skills through meaningful experiences.

Examinations

Every September and November, we encourage all students to sit for internationally recognised UK examinations. These Trinity College certifications can help students make the most of their Speech and Drama learning, and are not stressful at all.

Preschool students are eligible to sit for Young Performers examinations – which will prepare them for more focused drama learning at graded Foundational (Grades 1 -2) levels. For later Intermediate levels, these exams will begin to have equivalent GCSE and tertiary value.

At advanced grades, these certificates can be used for school and university applications, and are equivalent to GCSE A levels qualifications (according to the UK National Qualifications Framework).

Upon attaining Grade 8 certificates, students can choose to pursue their Diplomas and Vocational Teacher Training with the studio.

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