Welcome to the Drama Department
Head of Drama
In the Senior School, Drama is a discrete subject and is available to every student from Year 7 to Year 13. At KS3 the pupils have Drama for a double lesson every week, in which they have the opportunity to explore roles through improvisation, role play and script work. They develop team working and co-operation skills – abilities which are vital for every area of school life and beyond. They learn about theatre, develop their creativity and explore ideas and issues through practical work.
Thinking creatively and solving problems is an integral part of Drama, and the aim is that Drama will play a role in helping all pupils to develop into thoughtful, well rounded and inventive young adults.
In Year 10, IGCSE Drama is a popular option and in the Sixth Form the pupils can opt for A Level Drama and Theatre.
The Drama department has three spaces: a fully equipped Drama Hall with theatre lighting and sound, and two smaller studio spaces. These areas are used for teaching and the Drama Hall is also used for performances.
Our extra-curricular drama provision includes a yearly whole school production. Over recent years these have included performances of ‘West Side Story’, ‘Legally Blonde’, ‘Grease’, ‘The Boyfriend’, ‘Guys and Dolls’, ‘Arabian Nights’, ‘Dracula Spectacula!’ and ‘Les Miserables’. There are also opportunities to take part in Drama and Dance Clubs.
We are proud to achieve high academic standards in Drama combined with excellent public performance work, in an environment that is creative and encouraging.