In the Drama department we believe creativity and imagination develops a student’s critical thinking skills and the ability to appreciate and differentiate and make informed judgements which in turn leads to creative thinking, confidence and problem solving – all skills which are prized by employers and which young people need.
The staff love to see their students succeed and have high expectations that each will do well according to his or her abilities therefore Drama is an important part of the curriculum. Drama is taught in mixed ability classes in Years 7 – 9, where we encourage students to develop lively, creative enquiring and independent minds, to develop self-esteem and confidence, experience opportunities for personal growth and develop the skills and enthusiasm for lifelong learning. The students can further develop these skills at GCSE where students develop a deeper understanding of dramatic techniques and technical components that will enhance their skills still further.
At A Level we offer Drama and Theatre Studies which examines all aspects of Theatre from Technical Elements, Stage Design and Performance components in a practical and theoretical course which intellectually challenges students offering them the same cognitive stretch of the most traditional subjects.
As part of the Performing Arts faculty Drama regularly offers extracurricular opportunities in the form of concerts, showcases and productions that energises the relationships between the school, its students and their community.