Curriculum drama begins in year 8 with a weekly lesson of largely practical activities and exercises, including improvisations, role-play and some scriptwriting, all of which lead to an assessed presentation or performance. Skills encouraged and developed include confidence-building, leadership, creative expression, team work and communication in its various forms. Thereafter we offer GCSE Drama in years 10 and 11 with a syllabus equally balanced between practical and written work, both internally and externally assessed.
In years 12 and 13 we offer Theatre Studies within the IB programme. This includes elements of practical, written and research projects on a range of subjects under the umbrella title of World Theatre. Practical activities include group projects, individual presentations, devised and scripted performances.