The Department aims to inspire students to work co-operatively and creatively both as individuals and members of a team.

Learning outcomes

  • At Key Stage 3 all students have drama lessons from Year 7 right through to Year 9. In Year 7 students study: pantomime, creation of a character using a script, and theatre in education. In Year 8 the topics are: using the voice, teenage issues, A Midsummer Night's Dream, and  leadership skills. In year 9 the topics are: story telling, Blood Brothers, tragedies, prejudice, and comedy.
  • At Key Stage 4 students may opt to undertake the course in GCSE Drama, which includes the following topics: naturalism and realism, expressionism, set texts, monologues, and devised work. The qualification is GCSE Drama and includes coursework and practical work.

Teaching methods

Students learn Drama through a variety of dramatic techniques, including role-play and formal presentations. They will work individually, as well as in pairs and small groups. The majority of lessons have a performance element and students' work is regularly video-recorded.

Additional activities

The department organises an annual whole school production, along with theatre trips and performances at the Creative Arts Evening

Course Maps

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There is a keen focus on academic achievement which is supported by a broad range of extra-curricular activities. (Ofsted 2015)