Drama and Theatre Studies
In the Sixth Form, performance of drama is still the key focus but here, students take more control over their studies, selecting styles which suit their individual strengths. The theoretical backgrounds of texts are investigated, looking at the context and style in which they have been written. Many theatre trips are made to allow students to experience as wide a range of performance styles as possible.
At AS students’ performances are examined and there are also written assessments. In the final year the written examinations require students to study contrasting texts from pre and post 20th century playwrights which are pivotal in the drama world. Students then take full ownership of their final devised piece.