Drama & AS Theatre Studies
Drama at King’s is a practically taught subject delivered to all students in Years 7 and 8 for two periods per fortnight. Our Drama teachers are trained performance specialists and have a range of professional experience in the world of theatre. The emphasis is always on developing key communication skills that will be essential through life.
Drama is an option in Year 9 where, whilst still focusing on the development of communication skills, there is also an emphasis on learning about the history of drama and a practical exploration of different styles of theatre.
Students can then opt to take GCSE Drama where they will further their knowledge of improvisation and script work through the practical creation of assessment performance pieces. They will also have the opportunity to choose technical options such as lighting, sound or costume design. In the Sixth Form, there is the opportunity to study AS Theatre Studies, which involves working practically on a group performance of a scripted play as well as preparing for a written exam based on practical work seen and completed.
The department is an extra-curricular ‘hotspot’, offering many opportunities in the shape of lunchtime drama clubs, Lower School pantomime productions, as well as Main School productions.
We are also an examining centre for LAMDA and have many students successfully completing a range of awards. In the Lower School, tuition is available during lunchtime sessions, whilst Year 13 students have the opportunity to choose LAMDA as a Wednesday afternoon activity in which time they prepare for Bronze, Silver or Gold awards. These can then be translated into valuable UCAS points.
We organise trips to a variety of theatres throughout the year. These include: The Royal Exchange, The Lowry and The New Victoria Theatre in Stoke-on-Trent.
Drama Club 1.25pm
Wednesdays and Fridays:
LAMDA rehearsals 1.25pm