Drama is a popular subject with students and allows them the freedom to devise and develop their own ideas; this encourages team work, builds confidence and encourages freedom of expression.
Years 7, 8 and 9 (Key Stage 3)
All students get the opportunity to participate in Drama as part of the curriculum and develop their skills from one year to the next. Students work on their basic skills, work together co-operatively, develop and examine texts, explore mime, improvisation, physical theatre, examining both the naturalistic and none naturalistic techniques.
Years 10 and 11 (Key Stage 4)
At GCSE students take the Edexcel course. They explore issues both as individuals and working in groups, examining historical, social and cultural contexts. Students are exposed to different texts and stimuli and respond, develop and evaluate their work throughout. Students take part in Drama workshops, produce a written portfolio of work and participate in an examined performance.
Qualifications that may be obtained at Key Stage 4
Additionally, Drama provides extra-curricular activities such as the popular ‘Huxlow’s Got Talent’, Concert, big College productions and most recently a Drama club for Key Stage 3 students, run and organised by Key Stage 4 Students.