Key Stage 3
Drama is taught to all pupils across Key Stage 3. Activities include practical work, creating and performing drama and written work, analysing and evaluating drama. Pupils participate in historical drama, devised drama and scripted drama. Many pupils also participate in Drama Club, School Production, and House Drama.
Key Stage 4
Drama and Theatre Studies is offered at Key Stage 4 and 5. Pupils in Year 10 can opt to take AQA GCSE Drama. Sixth Form students can take Edexcel's A Level Drama and Theatre Studies course.
All courses involve practical coursework which is internally assessed but other elements of the course are externally assessed such as the written exam and the final examination piece.
The subject incorporates the study of play texts, devising new work , physical theatre, theatre analysis and performance work. Pupils will use improvisation, physical and movement skills. There is also an opportunity for technical skills.
For further details follow this link - GCSE Drama exam specification
Many pupils go on to study Drama and Theatre Arts at University or Drama College.
Activities outside the classroom include workshops from visiting practitioners , theatre trips and rehearsal for performance.