Welcome to the Drama department.
The Drama Department is part of the Performing Arts Faculty and is run by Mrs Graham.
A Drama Club runs each week on a Tuesday and Thursday and is open to all students who are interested in taking a role in drama productions after school. Students who do not wish to take on an acting role are given the opportunity to take on leadership and directorial roles. The Drama Club works closely with the Music department to create a range of performances throughout the year. This year the drama club has produced a really poignant production on Remembrance, a hard hitting anti-bullying assembly and a Christmas interpretation of ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas. Students from the Drama department are also involved in Liturgies at Christmas and Easter.
All Students are welcome to attend.
Key Stage 3: Years 7 & 8
At KS3 students study a range of interesting and exciting themes. These include Dramatic Conventions, Physical Theatre, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, ASBOs, The Titanic, Comedy and Bullying. Through these students are taught a range of dramatic devices and techniques.
Home learning is directly linked to the lessons taught and aims to extend and strengthen work in the classroom. It can range from research tasks, practical extension tasks, written reflections on performance, to bringing in props and costumes.
Key Stage 4: Years 9, 10 & 11
GCSE Drama is an exciting, dynamic and rewarding option at Key Stage 4. The course offers our students the opportunity to develop practical skills, learn a range of performance techniques and to perform their work in front of an audience. Students will also have the opportunity to see live performances during the course, attending performances at places like Cronton College and LIPA.
In order to succeed at GCSE Drama students should be enthusiastic, committed and co-operative, and above all, be prepared to perform in front of others.
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Drama is a stimulating option in which you will explore a wide range of issues using a range of dramatic techniques.
If you enjoy performing in front of audiences, working collaboratively with other people and exploring challenging ideas and issues, GCSE Drama is the option for you!
Nationally, GCSE Drama enjoys very high pass rates and a qualification in GCSE Drama can open up lots of doors for you. GCSE Drama develops a range of communication skills, team work, leadership and life skills which are needed in many careers as well as drama based professions.
See MRS GRAHAM for more information.