Our Vision:

Providing all students with inspiring, new opportunities so that they leave our studios enriched, confident and critical with a passion for performance.

Careers:

GCSE Drama is not just about acting and performance. The course covers a plethora of transferable skills that will be useful throughout life: team-work skills, communication skills, presentations, public speaking, leadership skills, problem solving, time management, organisation, initiative, creativity and the ability to work to a strict deadline.

Career paths include:

  • Actor/Actress
  • Director (Theatre/Film)
  • Playwright
  • Screenplay writer
  • Teacher
  • Journalist
  • Stage Manager
  • Drama Therapist
  • Costume Designer
  • Lighting Technician
  • Radio Presenter
  • Film/Television Crew

Curriculum Map for Year 7 – 11

Extra-Curricular:

  • Year 11 Coursework and Revision Sessions: Wednesdays 3pm – 4.15pm
  • Q&A opportunities for GCSE Students: 1st and 2nd Break Times [book in with Miss Love]
  • DANCE CLUB – Tuesdays 3pm – 4.15pm
  • DRAMA CLUB – Thursdays 3pm – 4.15pm
  • Assembly Rehearsals [selected dates only] – 40am – 9.05am

Recommended Plays to Read:

  • Blood Brothers – Willy Russell [studied text for GCSE Drama]
  • Our Day Out – Willy Russell
  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time – Simon Stephens
  • Romeo and Juliet – William Shakespeare
  • Macbeth – William Shakespeare
  • War Horse – Nick Stafford
  • Noughts & Crosses – Dominic Cooke
  • The Crucible – Arthur Miller
  • Death of a Salesman – Arthur Miller
  • Bouncers – John Godber
  • Teechers – John Godber
  • Shakers – John Godber
  • Blood Wedding – Federico Garcia Lorca
  • The House of Bernarda Alba – Federico Garcia Lorca
  • Yerma – Federico Garcia Lorca
  • Caucasian Chalk Circle – Bertold Brecht
  • The Trojan Women – Euripides
  • Metamorphoses – Mary Zimmerman
  • DNA – Dennis Kelly
  • Love and Money – Dennis Kelly [KS4 only]
  • Five Kinds of Silence – Shelagh Stephenson [KS4 only]
  • The Pillowman – Martin McDonagh [KS4 only]

Revision Resources:

http://www.ocr.org.uk/qualifications/gcse-drama-j316-from-2016/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/drama/responding/checklistrev4.shtml

https://www.bbc.co.uk/education/subjects/zbckjxs