Drama

Drama

Drama

Music

Drama

Drama

Key Stage Three

Our Key Stage 3 students develop key theatrical skills for performing in addition to learning how to shape a performance for an audience.  We study a range of styles and practitioners to provide students with a varied and balanced curriculum. 


Students explore a range of themes and issues that connects with our strong school ethos and British Values such as:  peer pressure, responsibility, mutual respect and morality.


‘Imagining what it is to be like someone, other than yourself, is at the core of our humanity. It is the essence of compassion, and it is the beginning of morality.’ Ian McEwan

Key Stage Four

At Key Stage 4 we follow AQA GCSE Drama Specification. The course is comprised of a Devised Performance, a Scripted Performance and a Written Examination.


Students explore a wide range of texts that may include: Blood Brothers, Noughts & Crosses, Girls Like That, Two, Shakers, The Crucible, Bouncers, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, Too Much Punch for Judy, Missing Dan Nolan

Drama Revision Resources

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Subject Specific Vocabulary

Subject Specific Vocabulary

Subject Specific Vocabulary

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Exam Command Words

Subject Specific Vocabulary

Subject Specific Vocabulary

The school runs a variety of Performing Arts events each term for the students to take part in.  These include:


·  Christmas Concert

·  Assemblies

·  GCSE Performance evenings

·  Summer Concert

·  Cluster Concert (involving local primary schools)


Every two years the school acquires the performance rights to different Musical Theatre productions.

·  2017 (Little Shop of Horrors)

·  2019 (We Will Rock You - see photos below).

·  2021 (TBC)

Key Stage Three

Key Stage 3 students focus on music performance, composition and recording skills.  Students will learn a variety of well known pieces of Music and be able to record them using the school equipment.  


The school has excellent Music practise and recording facilities including 15 iMac computers, practise and drum rooms.

Key Stage Four

At Key Stage 4 students study the AQA Music GCSE specification.  


The course is broken into 3 sections…


  • Performance (1 solo+1 group performance.
  • Composition (1 composition to a brief+1 free composition).
  • Listening Exam.

Music Revision Resources

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BBC Bitesize

BBC Bitesize

BBC Bitesize

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MuseScore

BBC Bitesize

BBC Bitesize

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Sound Cloud

BBC Bitesize

Sound Cloud

Sgt Peppers Lonely Heart's Band Revision

The school runs a variety of Performing Arts events each term for the students to take part in.  These include:


·  Christmas Concert

·  Assemblies

·  GCSE Performance evenings

·  Summer Concert

·  Cluster Concert (involving local primary schools)


Every two years the school acquires the performance rights to different Musical Theatre productions.

·  2017 (Little Shop of Horrors)

·  2019 (We Will Rock You )

·  2021 (TBC)


The school currently offers instrumental lessons with visiting music tutors regularly throughout the school day. These lesson times are rotated each week so students do not miss vital curriculum time.

Performing Arts Vision Statement