Drama is offered to pupils as a co-curricular subject. This allows pupils to take part in a range of performance opportunities, in addition to scheduled academic lessons. A number of school plays are produced each year. These are open to all key stages and allow pupils to experience what it is like to be part of a large-scale production, as well as giving them the chance to showcase their talents in front of a wide audience. In recent years, these have included: The Importance of Being Earnest, Cinderella, Theatre Week and a Murder Mystery evening. In addition, working cross-curricular with Music and Dance, the Drama department has also assisted in the Rock Challenge and whole school musical productions.
It is the aim of the Head of Drama to raise the profile of the Drama Department across the school and in the wider community. With this in mind last year the following co-curricular projects were introduced:
- Key Stage 4 and 5 The Importance of Being Earnest – December.
- Key Stage Three Pantomime “Cinderella” – February
- Year 9 Murder Mystery Dinner – Easter
- Subject showcase evenings for GCSE, AS and A2 – Easter
- All years 9-13 – Evita in conjunction with the music department. (Autumn Term)
- All years 9-13 – Rock Challenge (Autumn – Spring)
- TS Thespians Performance Evenings
- Key Stage Three Drama Club performance.
- Years 9/10 and 12- Much Ado About Nothing on the lawn (Summer Term)