The drama department consists of four full time members of staff. Our intention is to create young people who are able to question, make connections, invent and reinvent and to develop imagination.
Through a broad curriculum and excellent links with theatre, playwrights, directors, theatre companies and actors, we aim to develop students creativity and sense and understanding of cultural form and self expression.
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The curriculum for years 7, 8 and 9 is skills based. We introduce students to a range of conventions, techniques, playwrights and practitioners over the first three years of their drama course.
Students are encouraged to use the skills they have developed to interpret and make sense of the world around them.
Students develop a greater depth of knowledge of conventions, techniques and practitioners.
They study a range of playwrights, both in the classroom and through watching performance and participating in workshops.
The department has two paths of progression available for students at Key Stage 5.
BTEC National Diploma in Performing Arts and Drama and Theatre Studies A Level.
Key External Links
Theatres with great education departments and interesting programming for young people include:
- Hampstead Theatre: www.hampsteadtheatre.com
- The Royal Court: www.royalcourttheatre.com
- The Tricycle Theatre: www.tricycle.co.uk
- Royal Shakespeare Company: www.rsc.org.uk
- The Royal National Theatre: www.nationaltheatre.org.uk
- The Donmar Warehouse: www.donmarwarehouse.com
- The Almeida: www.almeida.co.uk
- Theatre De Complicite: www.complicite.org
- The Globe Theatre: www.shakespeares-globe.org/globeeducation