Our aim is to empower students to explore drama through creativity and collaboration. We offer a range of opportunities throughout the year for students to perform and develop skills as performers, directors and technical theatre designers.
The study of drama enables students to develop their communication skills, self esteem and confidence whilst exploring a range of genre, historical periods and performance styles. It is a powerful learning medium which prepares students for life beyond the classroom.
The drama department offers students several opportunities to visit the West End throughout the year. Most recently, we have been to see The Curious Incident of the Dog In the Nighttime, Things I Know To Be True and Blood Brothers. Theatre visits are an essential part of the GCSE and A Level course, as students are required to develop critical evaluation skills and analyse live performances for exam purposes.
We are very proud of the commitment our students show; this is exemplified in the very professional, and moving performances in our annual performing arts showcases, summer soncerts and GCSE performance evenings.
The drama department follows the Edexcel Specification for GCSE and A level.
Downloads to help with classwork, extended work or coursework, can be found on Frog.
Head of Drama is Miss A Brailsford. Other members of staff are Mr L Burgess and Mr D Brown.