Year 13‘s Expose the Social Media Revolution

posted 15 Jan 2015, 06:57 by . WebResources Account   [ updated 6 May 2015, 02:37 ]
How secure are your passwords? How has social media changed over time? Would you pay to live online forever? 
These were just some of the questions raised by the Year 13 Drama & Theatre Studies students in their Unit 3 examination performance on 11 December 2013.

Back in September, the students were given a three minute video to watch that looked at the impact that social media has on society. They were put into three groups and then expected to write a 20 – 30 minute play that linked to the stimulus. What they came up with were three very different performances. 

The first performance, ‘Cause & Effect’, featured Tara Bassett, Charlotte Bloomfield, Tommy Snaith and Grace Wilsher-Ellis. This group focused their performance around the idea of a new security system that is supposed to be the best there is. However, when it is released, it takes down the world‘s online systems and chaos ensures globally.

The second presentation, ‘Changes’, was performed by Holly Berry, Katie Harris, Erasmus Ndume, Brittney Stewart and Georgina West. These students were able to take us on a journey through time to witness the evolution of social media, starting with WWII and ending with the 2012 Olympic games.

The final performance, ‘WWW…’, was brought to the audience by Hannah Francois, Chloe Manning, Billy Pettis and Stella Saltibus. What this ensemble offered the audience was a chance of immortality by the way of a pill that could be taken at any point during a person’s lifetime but at the point of death, their consciousness would be uploaded to the internet.

The audience thoroughly enjoyed their experience and were definitely left with food for thought. The students were examined throughout the evening and as always, were an absolute credit to the Academy. 

Mrs Palmer