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Drama & Performing Arts

Drama is the study of storytelling and performance. Storytelling is a fundamental part of human nature. In Drama we explore, practically, the art of storytelling alongside practical performance techniques.

Meet the Team

  • Brantley Rogers - Head of Drama
  • Linda Adwera – Teacher of Drama

Our Curriculum


We deliver a curriculum which encourages students to be playful and take risks. We want to help them build their confidence, develop their skills in collaboration and communication and most importantly be creative.


In KS3 the focus is on building confidence and developing practical skills. These are then applied, and developed further, throughout the KS4 curriculum. During KS4 students will also begin to explore different practitioners, as well as beginning to analyse theatre using a basic study of semiotics. These are then explored in even greater depth during KS5.

The main areas covered are:

  • Developing a range of performance skills
  • Applying knowledge and understanding when making, performing and responding to drama
  • Exploring performance texts and understanding their social, cultural and historical context
  • Being able to work collaboratively to generate, develop and communicate ideas
  • Reflecting and evaluating on your own work and the work of others
  • Understanding the roles and processes undertaken in contemporary professional theatre practice

Curriculum Overview (Click here)


Drama encourages diversity, inclusion, tolerance and acceptance, as well as exploring the perspectives and experiences of cultures from around the world. Drama also supports spoken language development in the form of presentations, debates, role play, and work on scripted and original performances.

Transition and building on KS2

We work with our Primary partners on a number of Drama projects throughout the year and ensure that our curriculum builds on their foundations.

Our Curriculum Learning Pathway

Drama Curriculum Pathway (PDF)

Examination Courses

Our students are given the opportunity to study Eduqas GCSE Drama and the BTEC National Extended Certificate in Performing Arts at KS5

How do we measure attainment & progress?

AO1 - Create and develop ideas to communicate meaning for theatrical performance

AO2 - Apply theatrical skills to realise artistic intentions in live performance

AO3 - Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of how drama and theatre is developed and performed

AO4 - Analyse and evaluate their own work and the work of others.

How do we enrich our subject outside the classroom?

  • School Musical
  • National Theatre: Connections
  • Theatre Royal: Drama hub
  • Beyond Face: Young theatre makers
  • Theatre trips
  • Touring productions visiting our theatre

Useful websites