The Drama Department aims to provide all pupils with the opportunity to develop their performance skills and to become analytical in their approach to the subject. The team seeks to provide a secure environment where students can improve their self-confidence. The essential skill of collaboration in order to produce a piece of drama enables students to develop vital skills of Speaking, Listening and Working with Others.
Every year the department aims to put on at least one extracurricular activity in the form of a School Production or a Drama Club performance. The pupils work is also celebrated at our final Arts Celebration Evening. School Productions have included ‘Blood Brothers’, ‘Our House’, ‘Grease’, ‘Oliver’,’ Little Shop of Horrors’, ‘We Will Rock You’ and ‘Annie’. This academic year we are excited to perform ‘Legally Blonde’ and rehearsals are already underway.
The Drama department will hold a departmental file for each class which will store each students work as well as any Verbal Feedback forms.
All students in Key Stage 4 will be issued with a new A4 exercise book at the beginning of the academic year.
The Curriculum Overview for KS5 can be found in the Year 13 tab.
Drama is delivered to all pupils in Year 7 and as part of a carousel in Y8 alongside Art and Music. Pupils can opt to study Drama GCSE in Year 9 following the course through to Y11. Sixth Form are offered the opportunity to study Theatre Studies A Level.
At GCSE, the Drama department often achieves results which are 20% higher than the school A-C percentage. We are also very proud of our A-level results with a 100% pass rate.