We are committed to offering all students the opportunity to study drama for at least 3 years. We consider drama and the performing arts to be integral to developing confident students who have an understanding of the world. Drama promotes communication skills, teamwork, dialogue, negotiation and socialisation. It stimulates the imagination and creativity; it develops a better understanding of human behaviour and empathy with situations that might seem distant.
We offer students the opportunity to study a range of theatrical genres and texts and focus on the technique of working like an actor. We want students to know how actors bring the written word to life and how dramatists not only entertain audiences, but also challenge their world view through thought provoking performance pieces.
All students study drama and we introduce them to a range of performance genres and approaches. Students work together to create, direct and perform drama pieces.
Students can choose to study GCSE drama. We follow the edexcel specification: students will produce their own performance pieces, evaluate a professional production and take an exam at the end of year 11.
Students can also choose to take A level drama and if there is sufficient demand, they will further develop their performance and analysis skill.