“All the world's a stage,
And all the men and women merely players:
They have their exits and their entrances;
And one man in his time plays many parts”
Drama is a compulsory subject in Year 7 and Year 8 - the Foundation School. For these students Drama mainly centres around building confidence with ‘Circle Time’ and various games, which also helps pupils settle into secondary school life.
We have an annual School Production which is open to all year groups and is a good way of developing wider school friendships for pupils.
The department offers trips to local theatres as well as London’s famous West End whenever possible.
Drama provides a varied curriculum which deals with age relevant, historical and social issues and topics. We have a dedicated studio and workshop area as well as access to the main stage in the school hall.
Close links with other ‘Arts’ subjects within the school means lots of collaborative work between departments such as Art, Music, Dance and English, resulting in the three Artsmark Gold Awards from the British Arts Council, testimony to the school’s commitment to, and excellence in, arts education.
Drama recently implemented a Post 16 BTEC qualification with great success obtaining a 100% pass rate last year with 75% of students achieving highest possible grade.