As well as teaching Drama in Key Stage 3, we offer the OCR GCSE Drama course which assesses students Drama skills in: Devising, Scripted performances to visiting examiners and a final written paper entitled ‘Performance Response’ where students direct their set text and respond to live theatre.
In sixth form we run the Edexcel A Level Drama and Theatre course which transitions well from GCSE as the units of assessment focus on the same skills. A new challenge at A Level is the depth of historical contextual knowledge and the increase in play texts and styles that the student understands.
In addition, a wealth of extra-curricular activities is available, ranging from weekly drama clubs to the whole school productions. Students are enabled to develop their interests, build new ones and gain experience in performance, design and technical support. Essentially, they are given the tools to work as a team, develop self-confidence and refine their performing skills for stage or presentations alike!