Drama


All students in Key Stage Three (British Section) and Middle School (American Section) at MES Cairo study Drama as a discrete subject. The two year course covers a wide range of Drama skills including physical theatre, script-writing, characterisation and explorative strategies. The course prepares interested students with the knowledge-base necessary for IGCSE Drama or the American High School Theatre courses. It also establishes the ability to work well with others, to view the world as others see it and develops self-confidence and presentation skills.
In the British Section students can move on to IGCSE Drama, a two-year course which further develops analytical skills and places a large emphasis on performance of both published scripts and devised work. Success at this level can then be taken on to AS Level Drama and Theatre Studies.
The American Section offers three levels of Theatre class with a definite focus on performance skills in the many and varied forms of Theatre. Students become aware of the history and development of the art-form and learn how theatre companies produce shows.
Many students in Drama or Theatre classes use their classroom experience to perform in the annual productions, including the hugely successful “Les Miserables” in 2013.
 

Upcoming Events

Tuesday 29th January
Y5 Concert Technical Rehearsal – 9.30am

Wednesday 30th January
Y5 Concert Dress Rehearsal – 9.30am

Thursday 31st January
Y9 Target Setting Day 

 

Friday 1st to Monday 4th February
Y5 Nile Cruise Trip 1
 

Sunday 3rd February
Term 2 ASAs Begin
 

Sunday 3rd to Thursday 7th February
 IEP Mid-Year Reviews
 

Sunday 3rd to Monday 11th February
DP11 Mid-Year Assessments

 

Monday 4th to Thursday 7th February
 Y8 Global Perspectives Trip

 

Wednesday 6th February

 Y9-10 IG DT Fab Lab Visit

 

Friday 8th to Saturday 9th February

IA Practice Exhibition

 

Friday 8th to Monday 11th February

Y5 Nile Cruise Trip 2

 

Sunday 10th February

Peri Showcase – 1.30pm

Wednesday 13th February

Y/G 7-8 Spring Social, Y8 Global Perspectives Enterprise Event

 

Thursday 14th February

Y10-12/DP12 Term 2 Reports Issued

 

Sunday 17th February

Y7-9 Focus Week, Y10-12/DP12 Student Progress Mtgs (Parents)

 

Sunday 17th February

FS2 Production Technical Rehearsal

 

Monday 18th February

Y1/Y2 Sports Days, FS2 Production Dress Rehearsal

 

Tuesday 19th February

Y3/Y4 Sports Days

 

Wednesday 20th February

Y5/Y6 Sports Days, FS2 Production -12.30pm

 

Thursday 21st February

Graduation Gown Fitting

 

Sunday 24th to Thursday 28th February

G7-8 Week Without Walls  

 

Monday 25th February

All US Section Course Selections Due

 

Wednesday 27th to Sunday 3rd March

Senior Trip

 

Thursday 28th February

FS2/FS1 Sports Days

 

Thursday 28th to Tuesday 5th March

IA Expedition to Cyprus

 

‘Les Miserables’