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Performing Arts

Drama, along with Music constitutes Performing Arts.  As a Performing Arts department we aim to promote cross curricular working and we celebrate our students' success in end of year performances.

Our recent end of year show ‘Let the Games Commence’ involved 60 students demonstrating their talents in creative design with a trash fashion catwalk show, singers, dancers, musicians and drama club.  The show was a fabulous evening and showcased our students at their very best.  The students and staff involved were a credit to the school.

Most of the acts in the show were rehearsed and prepared during our extensive Performing Arts extra-curricular clubs consisting of; Dance Club, Drama Club and concert rehearsals.

All students have timetabled Drama lessons and Drama is enjoyed by the students.  A drama lesson involves individual, small group and ensemble work.  There is discussion and response time, and always an element of presenting ideas to others and time to reflect and refine.

Drama is an essential life learning subject taught by one teacher, Mrs Fairbrother.  Drama provides transitional skills for preparation for work:

  • Team work
  • Negotiation skills
  • Problem solving
  • Independence
  • Presentation skills
  • Risk taking
  • Empathy through role play
  • Evaluative skills

 KS4 Drama

The course comprises of three units:

  • Understanding Drama - Knowledge and understanding of drama and theatre
  • Devising Drama - Process of creating devised drama
  • Texts in practice - Performance of two extracts from one play (students may contribute as performer or designer)

KS4 Music

The course provides you with opportunities to work in a musical style of your choice, as well as broadening your experience to learn about other musical styles. If you don't already read music, you will have to learn some staff notation.