Key Stage 3
Drama is delivered to pupils in Years 7 and 9. They recieve 1 hour per week of Drama lessons. During the lower school programme pupils are given the opportunity to explore a wide range of topics and develop their control and understanding of Drama techniques. Since September 2010, a Year 9 GCSE group has been introduced. This group receive two 1 hour lessons per week and they will complete their GCSE over three years.
Key Stage 4
Drama is a popular GCSE option. The Edexcel syllabus introduced in 2009 provides pupils with opportunities to develop their skills in both devised and scripted work. Technical knowledge and ability is developed through the programmes of study. All pupils have drama lessons delivered in a room equipped with sound and light facilities. Drama helps pupils develop personal confidence, creativity and working as part of a team. It also develops and builds a pupils appreciation of wider creativity and expressive art forms.
Drama Club Whole school productions Involvement in dramatisation of events and issues for school masses Concerts Open Evenings and links with primary schools Theatre visits/trips, Workshops by visiting theatre companies/actors/directors/make-up artists Shakespeare schools festival.