Miss J Roberts (Head of Department), Mrs L Leedham
Key Stage 3
In Years 7-9 students are given a broad and balanced education in Speech and Drama. Through Drama the student is encouraged to develop self discipline, self-awareness, confidence and good citizenship as well as clear, fluent and expressive speech. Improvisation involves the students in making, performing and responding to Drama.
This has become the substance of Drama courses in schools, colleges and universities throughout the country. The opportunities created by this kind of work are many. The students learn to express thoughts in a way that can be understood by others; to be able to work in a team, exchanging and organising ideas as well as working efficiently and effectively on their own. Good communication skills and self-confidence are an essential part of the life we all lead.
Key Stage 4
In Years 10 and 11 students may opt to follow a Drama GCSE course (OCR).
Key Stage 5
In the Sixth Form AS/A2 Drama and Theatre Studies (AQA) is offered.
With its emphasis on the skills of communication, experience in Drama is a vital part of education which seeks to develop the character as well as the mind.
Theatre trips are organised throughout the year for Key Stage 4 and 5 students.