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Drama develops creativity, self-awareness, self-esteem and teamwork as well as providing our students with opportunities to perform. It is a unique tool to explore and express human feelings and assist in the development of imagination, self-expression and confidence.

Drama is the enactment of real and imagined events through role-play and performance. It enables individuals and groups to explore, shape and represent ideas, feelings and their consequences in symbolic or dramatic form.

What do students study in Drama?

Key Stage 3 Curriculum Overview

Topics Studied

Autumn: Darkwood Manor. Story telling.

Spring: Survivors.

Summer: Bullying. Greek Theatre.


Autumn: Silent movies. Melodrama. Westerns.

Spring: Comedy. Elizabethan theatre.

Summer: Improvisation. Racism.


Autumn: Victims. Physical theatre.

Spring: Blood Brothers – characterisation. T.I.E.

Summer: Voice. Final performance.

Key Stage 4 Curriculum Overview

Topics Studied

Autumn: Panto and performances.

Spring: Script – Characterisation.

Summer: T.I.E. and exam preparation.


Autumn: Baseline. Brief 3 performances.

Spring: Brief 4 performances. Coursework. 

Exam Specifications