DRAMA and Theatre Studies
Head of Department: Mr.Sills
Drama and Theatre Studies enables learners to enhance essential personal social skills and to explore perspectives by identifying influential social, cultural, historical and political contexts.
We plan, problem-solve and work collaboratively to investigate dramatic texts and forms of performance through theatre practitioners and commentators from a range of global cultures. Students are encouraged to evaluate critically written texts of plays and live performances from a multiplicity of genres and styles.
KS3 - Years 7-9
At Key Stage Three students will create theatre from a diverse range of stimuli and texts including plays, poetry, photographs, music, objects and articles. Learning centres and grows from the development of Explorative Strategies, Drama Mediums and Elements of Drama. There is a focus on building the skills that are associated with creating, performing and evaluating drama.
KS4 – GCSE The Edexcel GCSE in Drama encourages students to:
A GCSE in this subject offers an exciting and inspiring course that promotes involvement in and enjoyment of drama, as performers and/or designers. Learners will apply knowledge and understanding when making, performing and responding to drama. This will happen through the practical exploration of plays in performance, an understanding of their contexts and by developing a growing knowledge of the influences of the theatrical conventions of the period in which they were created. You will develop a range of theatrical skills and apply them to create performances that provide opportunities to work collaboratively and to generate develop and communicate ideas. We will encourage you to develop as creative, effective, independent and reflective students of drama who make informed choices in process and performance. You will contribute as an individual to a theatrical performance and reflect on and evaluate your own work and that of others. Additionally the course will encourage you to develop an awareness and understanding of the roles and processes undertaken in contemporary professional theatre practice.
GCSE Drama will encourage you to develop core skills in:
KS5 - AS/A LEVEL: Drama and Theatre
An ‘A’ level in Drama and Theatre will encourage students to establish a multitude of skills including collaboration and communication and develop knowledge that will support progression to further study in a wide range of subjects. The course engages students through encouraging creativity that focuses on both written and practical work reflecting twenty-first century theatre practice.
Sections A and B
Edexcel Exam board
Drama Student Help and resources
Lists of accredited Drama Schools
Royal National Theatre
Royal Shakespeare Company
The Drama Student Magazine
Theatre company Theatre de Complicite
What’s on at Theatres in Manchester?
Visiting Theatre Companies
KD’s Got Talent
‘A’ Level Performances
Lower School Drama Club
Upper School Drama Club
Yavneh Drama Club
Yavneh Concert and Presentation