Overview of the Drama Curriculum

Drama Teachers

Mr Walker Head of Department Drama
Miss Gill Teacher of Creative Arts/Head of Year
Miss Cowley Teacher of Creative Arts/Gifted, Able and Talented Coordinator

Vision of Subject

To create a safe and happy learning environment for students to develop confidence and skills – while providing top class extra-curricular opportunities.


Mixed ability classes receive 1 hour per week at KS3. Homework is issued twice per half term.


AQA 8261 GCSE drama

Mixed ability classes receive 3 hours of lessons per week. Homework is set 4 times per half term and may include extra-curricular rehearsal.

Key Skills and Knowledge

  • Making
  • Performing
  • Evaluating

The topics students cover throughout Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4 are outlined in the link below:

Curriculum Overview Drama

Links to GCSE Exam Board Specifications

The specification code for GCSE Drama Year 10 is 8261

Link to Spec  – http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/drama/gcse/drama-8261

Additional Information

Include details of any extra-curricular activities including:

  • Interventions – Daily rehearsals lunch and after school.
  • Revision sessions – Targeted at key point in the year.
  • Trips – Theatre trips and visits.
  • Clubs – Annual School Production – Ks3 Drama Club – Musical Theatre Tuesdays.