Drama and Theatre Studies

Studying Drama enables students to develop a variety of skills, from inspiring imagination and creativity, to nurturing social skills and team work; they will develop their individual mind while also learning to support others.

Our aim as a department is to provide students with opportunities to be curious and enjoy exploring different forms of expression, working as creators and performers first and foremost but also as critics, analysing and evaluating what they see and do. We aim to grow the confidence of our students as they develop their skills in Drama and gain an array of transferrable skills that Drama offers.

Drama at KS3 is taught through developing the three main skills of devising, performing and evaluating. By doing so, we provide a foundation for KS4 and 5, with these skills being the basis of GCSE and A Level courses in Drama. We also aim to explore a variety of different genres, styles, practitioners and technical skills to give students a broad taste of the subject and best prepare them for the demands of GCSE/ A Level and beyond.

KS3-4 Pathways (Southfield) GCSE Drama
KS4-5 Pathways (Southfield) Edexcel Drama and Theatre
KS5- Higher & Further Education
BA Drama, BA Drama and Theatre Practice, Performing Arts School/College, BA Drama and Film, BA Musical Theatre, BA English 
and Drama, Diploma in Professional Acting or Professional Musical Theatre.
Careers  Actress, Director, Teacher, Lecturer, Lawyer, Drama Therapist, Television Presenter, Theatre manager, Theatre company administrator, Youth theatre group leader, Costume/lighting or sound designer/ engineer, Theatrical make-up designer, Events Manager, Community Worker.
KS4 Specification links  https://www.ocr.org.uk/qualifications/gcse/drama-j316-from-2016/ 
KS5 Specification links