Students follow the AQA Drama 9 – 1 Syllabus which focuses on three key components. It is a varied mix between devised drama, script extracts in practice, live theatre reviews, an analysis of a set play from a choice of set text and art-form knowledge tested in a written exam. A new aspect is the Devising Log which can be compiled as a written portfolio, a blog or as a filmed vocal analysis of students’ progress and reflection. Candidates can also select to be examined in technical theatre (lighting or sound).
We actively encourage participation in the co-curricular adding value to the school’s sense of strong community through Drama Club (KS3), Drama & Speech exams (externally accredited by Trinity College, London) and Arts Award (KS4). A main school production is planned for the Summer Term where all are welcome to participate. Smaller studio shows of exam and set text work will also be presented to friends and family throughout the year.