Why do many students find this subject exciting and fun? Answer: Because students are challenged to be creative and put themselves in a range of situations: from being a miner in the coal strike, to a mime artist, to a problem teenager.

They can play characters ranging from Romeo to a melodramatic villain and as a result of group activities they learn to gain confidence through expressing themselves physically, vocally and reflecting on success. Confidence, expression and group work are key life skills!

Drama will help you to:

  • develop your imaginative, creative and thinking skills
  • increase your self-confidence in communicating and working with others
Drama helped ‘crack the surface of my shell’ and has improved my whole life.
Year 9 student

Curriculum information

You can download a breakdown of the learning outcomes and topics we teach in drama below or you can click to access further information on the syllabus followed in Years 10 and 11 at Key Stage 4.

Drama has affected my life so much! It has helped me gain loads of confidence and I feel better in myself because I know I’m more confident. My vocabulary has improved and my English grades have improved.
Year 11 student