Drama is a creative learning process that develops knowledge and understanding of theatre arts and encourages the practical and imaginative skills necessary for acting and performance production.
We strive to ensure that all students, whatever their ability, receive a varied and stimulating experience in our lessons. Throughout Years 7, 8 and 9, students progressively develop creative skills within a variety of scripted, devised, and improvisational activities. Practicing dramatic and theatrical styles in solo, pair and group work, Drama helps them to build their self-confidence and team-working skills.
Students who choose to take Drama further are able to take the AQA GCSE drama. This course provides students with a solid foundation in creative, practical and performance skills.
Throughout the course students will engage in and actively explore a wide range of activities that are stimulating and creative, drawing from a variety of situations and contexts that they can relate to.
GCSE Drama encourages students to develop critical thinking skills and become effective and independent learners. With the focus on working imaginatively, collaborating creatively and communicating effectively, GCSE Drama provides a solid foundation for further Drama studies and vocational opportunities.
Working closely with Music and Art, the Drama department produces a variety of performances each year. Students are given the opportunity to be involved in a performing or technical capacity. As well as performing in school, our performances have been held in The Theatre Royal, Salisbury Playhouse and The Minerva in Chichester.