Drama is taught to all years of the School, becoming an option in Year 9. In Years 7 and 8, all students have two or three Drama lessons per cycle. During the course students study a number of different disciplines including – Commedia dell’Arte, Masks and Mime, Scripted Performance and Dance Drama.

At least one theatre trip or in house workshop with a professional theatre company is organised for each Year Group per year. We have recently invited Trestle Theatre company in to deliver mask workshops with Year 7 and seen professional productions in both London and at local theatres.

When students opt for Drama in Year 9, the course aims to build on the practical dramatic skills and concepts introduced in Years 7 and 8. The course is now tailored to meet the demands of the International GCSE Drama course; including theory and practical work.


A large number of students opt for IGCSE Drama, which is taught in small groups. This popular course has both written and practical assessments. All students undertake three practical projects,

  • A monologue
  • A scripted group piece
  • A devised group piece

The Written examination is based on the study of a set play and a response to devised theatre. The Department organises a number of theatre trips over the two year course, both locally and in the West End.

Click here to visit the dedicated Performance Arts website. 

Please click here to view the Modern Arts brochure where details of forthcoming events can be found.