The Gateway School of Speech and Drama is geared to give children confidence in communicating and performing effectively in the field of drama. A panel of qualified teachers covers a wide syllabus, consisting of Speech and Drama, Spoken English, Mime etc. Individual attention is given to students within small groups, in order to develop the student's skills and correct their language defects. Students are presented for both foreign and local examinations, through the following institution according to their age and ability.
Speech and Drama is a subject that offers progressive grasp, understanding, love and appreciation of different genres of literary texts such as drama, poetry and prose through the study of it as well as the performance of the same. Furthermore it explores the beauty of art of mime and improvisation as well.
In order to be a true student of Speech and Drama , acting is a subject component that has to be explored. Acting offers a comprehensive in-depth study of nuances of acting, stage direction, creating a sense of reality through the exploration of style, form, character, subtext and context across all periods of literature. It also provides an in-depth insight of theatre practitioners.
In order to effectively communicate the written word to a shared audience, the art of verse and prose communication comes in to play. Be it the performance of all mode of poetry or prose available or reading them to an audience in order to share it with them, Speaking Verse and Prose has it all covered.
As the name suggests Reading for Performance is a qualification that enables the learner acquire skills necessary for reading aloud to an audience via a devised recital. It helps the student develop interpretative skills as to how to engage imaginatively with the thought, emotion and style and form of the text and develop skills in voice diction, posture, reading aloud and audience communication.
Performing Text syllabus is designed for learners who want to engage with the spoken interpretation of a variety of texts including verse, prose, drama as well as passages written for political or ceremonial purposes and speeches delivered by significant public figures.
Spoken English is a supportive programme that is offered by the school to help students to gain confidence in the basic communicative language. The course is structured in a manner the students are exposed to vocabulary items , grammatical structures, basic conversational skills, and comprehension skills.
Be it verbal or gesture, communication is a fundamental component of any language as it is a basis of expression of ideas. Thus the communications skills is a programme that is geared to ensure communication, whatever form in may occur, is received and comprehended well, which includes speech markers as well. It’s a subject component that allows a student to develop complex cognitive processing skills which pertain to different modes of communication.
As the name suggests, the programme is designed to acquire skills that are needed for effective, oral communication and public presentation. The skills acquired would be of immense value for students, professionals in any industry as a part of their professional as well as private lives to develop dynamic, effective and sensitive modes of conveying meaning and empathy.
This is a unique subject that enables the learner acquire skills that are needed to appreciate reading and understanding religious texts, namely the Light of Asia, The Holy Bible, The Bhagavad Githa and The Holy Quran.
This is a subject that is ideal for young aspiring script writers who loves to act as well. Devising Drama allows the student to develop their own dramatic script and to perform the same according to the set guidelines.
An ideal examination for team building, shared responsibility and understanding the essence of group dynamics. Group examinations are looked forward to, by most students as it allows them to be a part of a larger group that is creative.