Drama is a well-established and popular subject within the Performing Arts faculty. It is taught one lesson a week within the Key Stage 3 syllabus and as an option at GCSE and A Level.

The ethos of the Drama Department is to provide fun, active lessons and to give students an opportunity to understand themselves as decision-makers and problem solvers; a place where they can learn to function collaboratively and can explore - within a supportive framework - not only a range of human feelings, but also a whole spectrum of social situations and/or moral dilemmas.

One of the best things about this subject is the incredible live performance opportunities students have in our versatile theatre space inside and outside of lessons. We have a fully equipped theatre that allows students to experience the adrenaline of performing in front of a live audience. We also offer endless extra-curriculum opportunities to see live theatre and perform in outreach programmes.


Course Progression

Student Testimony

“Drama has always been one of my favourite subjects, not only because it is immensely enjoyable, but also because it allows you to be creative in such a different way from most other subjects. In KS3 Drama was good but it gets even better at GCSE; we have already been on a trip to the theatre and developed and performed a scene from the play we went to see. It’s amazing how much you can learn and achieve in Drama in just one term. Take Drama and you will find yourselves looking forward to every lesson!"
Kitty, Year 11 Drama Student

Related Careers

We are incredibly proud of our alumni, here's just a few further education pathways of our most recent leavers:
  • Rose Bruford
  • Royal Central School of Speech and Drama
  • East 15 Acting School
  • Mountview
  • Bristol Old Vic Theatre School