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Drama is a popular subject with an average of 40 students in the upper school studying to GCSE level and achieving excellent results.  The department has a 160- seat studio theatre equipped with the latest computerised lighting and sound equipment, a drama workshop, green room and an arts foyer, as well as a Dance Studio and an IT suite incorporating TV and audio recording facilities. 

With many opportunities to perform their work, students learn the importance of the individual, whether in supporting friends in classroom presentations or as members of a cast of 100 in a full school production.

All drama work facilitates the ability to work together using co-operative skills which are vital for effective communication.  Students learn about themselves, and their environment, practising social behaviour and organising their thoughts into language.

The most memorable and significant aspect of the Creative Arts is the work produced together. During the past year all students have had the exciting opportunity to be a part of the following public performances:

‘Mary Poppins'
'Tinks Tales'
Langley's Got Talent
Winter and Summer Concerts
GCSE Art Exhibition
Primary links projects, Summer School

….and many more

and in our Dovehouse Theatre:
numerous local Drama Company productions for Adults and Young People

Key Stage 3

Students are working to develop their understanding of their drama processes to interpret script, respond to stimuli and to devise, develop and communicate practical outcomes.

Key Stage 4

Students follow the OCR GCSE Drama curriculum which includes working on varied and interesting units. The course is made up of these 3 topics - Devising from Stimuli, Presenting Texts and Performance and Response.

As part of the course students will have the opportunity to visit live theatre, work in small and large groups for performances and develop their analytical skills. The course allows students to learn the important life skills in team work, communication, confidence and ability to give and accept feedback.

The work created at this level is extremely innovative and creative and students attain exceptional results on this course.