Drama takes place in our school hall, which is fully equipped with staging, lighting and sound and in our drama studio space. In Junior School lessons are planned to encourage the development of key skills such as confidence to speak and present before an audience, group collaboration, creative playmaking, working with scripts, devising, mime and performing on stage.
We have a hugely popular course in Senior School where we offer Edexcel GCSE Drama. The course allows the pupils to devise their own creative theatrical performances, whilst also studying and performing a wide variety of well known published plays. Pupils enjoy the endless opportunities to be creative and develop both performance skills and understanding of theatre design elements.
The highlight of the year is our annual whole school musical. This allows all pupils from year 8 to year14 to contribute to a collaborative creative project. Pupils can opt to showcase their talents either on stage through acting, singing and dancing. There are also fantastic opportunities to learn about the skills required backstage such as lighting, sound, stage management, hair and makeup etc. Throughout the year both junior and senior drama club showcase pupils’ creative work through a variety of projects. The department also organises several trips to experience live theatre. Performance workshops are also planned to allow pupils to work alongside industry professionals, in a real theatre context.