Drama is essentially a practical ‘experience’, concerned with imagination and communications. It is an intellectual, practical and artistic subject which has its roots in exploration through improvisation.
Students study Drama from Year 7. The aim of the lessons are to make them as fun and engaging as possible whilst learning the techniques needed to create a dynamic performance.
Students have an option to study Drama further in Year 10 and complete the course for GCSE. Here we look deeper at performance, and study strategies, mediums and elements through improvisation, script work and a range of stimuli to spark creativity.
If you are a Drama GCSE student who enjoyed the course, you may wish to carry on your learning and study Drama and Theatre studies after secondary school. This is a fantastic course that combines theory with practice, challenging your ideas as a performer and director.