Drama brings an exciting, collaborative and creative aspect to the community life of the College. All students in the Upper Third and Lower Fourth have weekly lessons in the studio as a meaningful counterpoint to their deskbound activities, working on a whole host of dramatic techniques and presentation skills. Pupils are taken to the theatre to hone their appreciation of the work of professional practitioners, which will move them towards the attainment of the nationally recognised Arts Award.
Pupils can choose to study Drama and Theatre Studies at GCSE and A Level and we have an excellent track record of alumni moving on to careers in the Arts. Alongside Drama in the curriculum and theatre trips, we offer opportunities to participate in a large-scale performance every year – most recently Oklahoma!, Oliver! and a whole school Shakespeare Festival – and to pursue LAMDA Speech and Drama qualifications in small groups. In addition, our Drama Clubs perform each year as part of the “Spring Serenade”.