Drama provides a feast of hands-on theatrical experiences. From their development of a whole-year performance in the first term of Year 7 through to working with scripts from different periods and cultures in Years 8 and 9, pupils are encouraged to create and explore different genres. As well as scripted work, there are opportunities to explore real-life themes and situations as well as pieces of pure escapism. Pupils develop performance and communication skills and gain an appreciation of the significant role of theatre in our society and culture.
Challenge & Extension: Drama clubs and numerous opportunities to perform in front of an audience, both in school and in the local community, together with visits from specialist performers, provide enrichment and challenge to even the most talented. Year 9 pupils are invited to audition for a part in the Shakespeare Schools Festival.