Drama at Key stage 3 is delivered through the English curriculum, in which students have the opportunity to explore themes and ideas in literature through role play and character analysis. There are also after school drama clubs for those that wish to perform in front of peers, parents and members of the public. These clubs then tend to feed in to the regular end-of-term events, in collaboration with other performing arts subjects.
10 & 11
GCSE Drama: Devising Theatre, Performing from a Text, Interpreting Theatre (written paper).
BTEC Level 2 Performing Arts (GCSE equivalent): Exploring the Performing Arts, Developing Skills and Techniques in the Performing Arts, Performing to a Brief (externally assessed).
Arts Award: Bronze, Silver and Gold Arts Awards are available (accredited through Trinity College, London). Silver is a Level 2 Qualification (GCSE), Gold is Level 3 (A Level) and carries UCAS points.
LAMDA Acting Exams, Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards available, all carry UCAS Points.
12 & 13
A Level Drama and Theatre Studies: From Page to Performance, Production Practice, Creating Performance (written Paper)
BTEC National Diploma Performing Arts: A modular course in which students can work towards the equivalent of up to 3 A Levels.
Arts Award Gold and LAMDA (as above)