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Create, perform and respond

Our GCSE Drama programme offers students the opportunity to explore drama as a practical art form in which ideas and meaning are communicated to an audience through choices of form, style and convention. Students will create, perform and respond to drama informed by their theoretical knowledge of drama and theatre.

Drama Curriculum Overview

Key Stage 3
Long-term plans:
  • Year 7 – Long Term Plan – Drama
  • Year 8 – Long Term Plan – Drama
  • Year 9 – Long Term Plan – Drama


Key Stage 4
GCSE: Drama

Students will follow the AQA GCSE in Drama

The subject content for GCSE Drama is divided into three components:

  • Understanding drama
  • Devising drama
  • Texts in practice

What will I study?

This course provides as much opportunity as possible for students to do what they like best – participate in performance.

All students devise drama.

All students explore texts practically and work on two text-based performances.

Students can choose to develop as a:

  • performer
  • designer (lighting, sound, set, costume, puppets)
  • performer and designer.

Whichever option they choose, students can be sure to gather many invaluable skills, both theatrical and transferable, to expand their horizons.


Long-term plans
  • Year 10 – Long Term Plan – Drama
  • Year 11 – Long Term Plan – Drama 
Key Stage 5
BTEC Level 3 National Certificate in Performing Arts

Students in years 12 and 13 will follow the BTEC Level 3 National Certificate in Performing Arts

Long-term plans
  • Year 12 – Long Term Plan – Performing Arts
  • Year 13 – Long Term Plan – Performing Arts

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