The key learning areas in Drama are:

  • Concentration
  • Co-operation
  • Imagination
  • Communication

Drama is an exciting subject which allows children of all abilities to learn how to express themselves and their ideas. Drama gives pupils the confidence and skills necessary to progress both academically and socially, teaching them about themselves and the world around them through the exploration of Themes and Play texts.

Aims of the Department:

  • To encourage all children to take part.
  • To develop an awareness of the world around them and their place in it.
  • To introduce a range of skills that help to build confidence and self-esteem.
  • To explore plays and develop a deeper understanding of play-texts and literature.
  • To develop imagination
  • To make drama come alive.

Topics / Areas of Study

Year 7

  • Confidence, Collaboration and Creativity
  • A Christmas Carol – Script work
  • Trestle masks – Body language and gesture
  • Darkwood Manor – Gothic writing and vocal skills
  • War and Conflict – World War Two Evacuees
  • National Theatre Production

Year 8

  • Confidence, Collaboration and Creativity
  • The price of fame – Exploration of Brechtian Theatre
  • Our Day Out – Script work
  • Climate Change
  • War and Conflict – Child Soldiers
  • National Theatre Production

Year 9

  • Confidence, Collaboration and Creativity
  • Script: Teachers
  • War and Conflict – The Windermere Boys
  • Blood Brothers
  • National Theatre Production


  • Confidence, Communication and Collaboration
  • Blood Brothers – set text
  • Exploring style and genre
  • Devising and developing performance
  • Performance from a text