In Y7 drama lessons students learn the importance of teamwork and communication in creating performance, as well as the basic techniques required to devise and perform drama. Working in groups students explore still image, leading onto mime and then use of voice, creating pieces of drama based on the circus, bullying and storytelling. Students explore how to create and portray characters, and have many opportunities to share their work with the class. In year 8 there are opportunities to recap drama techniques, before exploring what makes a interesting character in more depth.  Students will devise, but also work from scripts, building up to a pantomime style performance in groups.

Possible Pathways

You could go on to study A-Levels in Performing Arts, Drama, and Dance, which can be combined with other subjects. Local colleges offer courses at Level 3 in Dance, Acting, and Musical Theatre. This can then be followed by a degree course in Performing Arts, Acting, Dance, and Drama, offered by many universities.

There are also many very specialist performing arts colleges who offer specialist training as well as degree courses. Some examples are:

  • Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts (RADA)
  • Liverpool Institute of performing Arts (LIPA)
  • Central School of Speech and Drama
  • Guildhall London

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