“Life is a theatre set in which there are but few practicable entrances.” Victor Hugo
Our aim is for students to learn the craft of acting as well as looking at what happens back stage and supporting a performance.
The Drama Department provides opportunities for students to go to the theatre as well as work with artists in school.
Year 7 & 8 students are taught 1 hour of Drama each week and it is offered as a GCSE Option (AQA exam board).
Department Staff and Responsibilities
Miss L Mitchell, Teaching and Learning Coordinator
Mrs B Moss, Teacher of Drama
Mrs J Layland, Teacher of Drama
Key Stage 3
Year 7 – Topics:
Introduction to drama / The Savage / Scripted Drama / Displaced People / Charlie and The Chocolate Factory.
Year 8 -Topics:
Genres / Scripted Drama / Greek Theatre / Devised Drama / The Apprentice Challenge.
Key Stage 4 GCSE Drama (AQA specification)
Students have 3 hours of drama per week and follow the AQA specification. The topics they cover include theatre practitioners / theatre skills / play script exploration / physical theatre / devising drama / theatre reviews.
All GCSE students are expected to perform in addition to their lessons in extracurricular projects (school production, GCSE performance evening) and also participate in the Lunchtime Theatre Company (where students can attend performances that take place over lunchtime).
Please click the link below to see an overview of the GCSE specification and further detail about the AQA course.
Extra Curricular Activities (Days and Times)
Drama clubs run Tuesday – Friday lunchtime
Tuesdays – Theatre Crafts (all years welcome)
Wednesday – GCSE surgery
Thursday – KS3 drama club
Friday – Musical theatre club (all years welcome)
In addition to lunchtimes we have rehearsals twice a week after school in conjunction with the Expressive Arts faculty. Recent productions have included Annie and The Wizard of Oz.
Click here to download our Key Stage 4 Curriculum information – Drama
Click here to download our Key Stage 4 Curriculum information – Dance