We Will Rock You 2011Welcome to the Drama department.

With three dedicated Drama rooms and a fully operational black box theatre, we provide students with a wide range of drama and theatre skills and experience that can be used throughout their lives.
We have a knowledgable, creative and forward thinking drama team. All members of staff have considerable drama and theatre experience. As well as dedicated lessons on the curriculum timetable, the department also offers a Lower School Drama Club, an Upper School Drama Club and three shows a year. The school has entered the National Theatre Competition and was selected for the Richard Rampage Project endorsed by Kevin Spacey at the Old Vic in London.

DramaKey Stage 3
At Key Stage 3 pupils are taught in mixed ability tutor groups and have two lessons per cycle.
The department has developed a Key Stage 3 Assessment strategy in line with the National Curriculum and moved it forward significantly in terms of broadness and depth. We are constantly adapting our curriculum wherever possible in order to expand the skills base and link to other subject areas and events outside the drama classroom.

The Key Learning Areas
All Key Stage 3 drama is based around 5 key learning areas:
1) Concentration
2) Co-operation
3) Communication
4) Thinking Skills
5) Imagination
The aims of the course are to enable students to:

The examination consists of 2 pieces of Practical coursework, marked by the subject teacher and externally moderated, and one externally marked examination in July.
Over Year 9 and 10 the students create practical pieces looking at plays such as ‘Blood Brothers’ and ‘Teechers’. Students also participate in 'Theatre In Education Performances'; this is their own original devised work which is toured across local Primary Schools.
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