Drama and Performing Arts stimulates and excites students’ creativity and interpersonal skills. It allows them to explore different situations and characters in a safe environment and encourages them to look at points of view they might not normally consider. Drama and Performing Arts can engage learners at many levels, we look at both on a practical and theoretical work. Critical thinking and creative thoughts are developed through the analysis of pupils’ own work and that of professional practitioners. Pupils recognise the cultural significance of drama and the performing arts industry and how it has changed through the years as well as the impact it has had on our society.
Our drama and performing arts curriculum recognises our local context and will develop skills and knowledge which have currency at a local and national level. As a department we seek to set high academic aspirations, reflect local and regional employment opportunities and broaden horizons.