Introduces students to working with key drama techniques, such as improvisation, physical theatre, freeze frames, mime, hot-seating and many more. The main aim is to develop students’ creative ability and to establish effective group cohesion. The KS3 programme allows students to develop the 3 C’s - Communication, Concentration, Confidence, as well as broadening their understanding of genres of theatre.

Year 7

Topics covered at year 7 include:

Year 8

Topics covered are:

Year 9

Topics covered are:


Year 10

Students will be introduced to basic drama skills, devising techniques and various genres of theatre such as Naturalism and Physical theatre. You will also experience devising work and script work, leading to assessments in both. There will be an opportunity to see live theatre and practise writing reviews on performances seen, on both professional work and student’s own work

Year 11

This year sees the continuation of students refining their written responses to live theatre and collating their notes on performances seen during year 11. Students will be studying another set play text and realising the play practically in the role of directors and actors. There will be an opportunity to perform to a live audience through one of the coursework units, for example, ‘Theatre in education’ and students will practise writing about their practical projects through written responses in preparation for their written paper.


AS Course Outline

Unit 1: A written exam based on the study of a set play and responding to live theatre.Unit 2: A practical unit which requires you to perform an extract from a published play.

A2 Course Outline

Unit 3: Written exam based on a study of two further set plays (one pre-twentieth century and the other twentieth century or contemporary)
Unit 4: Performance of a devised piece influenced by the course content.


Trips to the theatre are regularly organised as part of the GSCE and A level courses

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