In addition to teaching skills and theory for academic exams, we also encourage our students to explore their imagination; we give them freedom to be creative and we help them to overcome the obstacles that they are faced with on the way.
Drama is about being able to characterise a role as well as entertaining an audience, but it is also about communicating effectively, working as a team and building confidence.
The School aims to stage a significant performance or dramatic event each term, drawing not just from the School’s drama scholars, but from a range of students who have auditioned for roles in the plays. Usually plays, or musicals, are cast from a particular year group or groups, and a policy of ‘open’ auditions is used to ensure that new talent emerges.
In academic terms, Drama is taught at GCSE, with Drama and Theatre Studies being offered at AS and A2. A good number of trips to the theatre are organised and may be advertised beyond those studying Drama for examination purposes.