The Drama Department at Key Stage 4

The emphasis is on practical work. Students work with published scripts as well as creating pieces of individual work. However, there is a written exam at the end and students will need to complete essay questions in this.

Students should be prepared for extra-curricular involvement if they opt for Drama. Homework will mainly be rehearsing with other girls, so it is important to be flexible and to be prepared to stay behind on a regular basis. Theatre trips are an essential part of the course too; the more plays that are reviewed, the better. We always go the theatre in the evening, so students do not have to come out of any other lesson.

The Flexiday experiences in Drama are exhausting but exhilarating. Students rehearse all day in order to perform later that evening to their parents and other invited guests.