Meet the Department

Mr D Newman-Farr Head of Drama

Subject Overview

Drama is a popular and exiting subject within the school offering many opportunities for the students to develop a love of learning within Drama. We believe that Drama has a valuable place within the curriculum and promotes a safe and inclusive environment which is perfectly situated to grow and develop the pupils sense of self-confidence, independence and worth, whilst allowing them to become the people they want to be.

The Drama department is a fantastic teaching resource, situated in a fully functioning studio with sound and lighting capabilities, tiered seating and a large range of Props and Costumes used by the students on a regular basis throughout their lessons.

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Extra Curricular Opportunities

The Drama department offers many enrichment opportunities for the students to get involved in Drama outside of the classroom. We believe this is an opportunity to consolidate, enrich and extend the learning opportunities beyond the usual lesson time. The students can get involved with KS3 Drama club and throughout the year can participate in street theatre, circus skills and may other activities. We encourage students across Key stages to take a mature and responsible attitude towards their learning offering extra lunchtime and after school rehearsals allowing them to make more rapid progress.

We regularly offer theatre trips to watch professional productions to encourage the students to widen their experience of theatre. In the past we have been to see ‘The woman in black’ at the West End, ‘Burnout’ by Frantic Assembly and ‘Sleeping Beauty’ by the English National Ballet.  Every year we invite theatre companies and professionals to deliver workshops at our school to enhance students learning of specific topics.   These companies have included ‘The Paper Birds’, ‘The English National Ballet’ and ‘Stage Combat/Special FX blood’ delivered by Squire Theatre.

On top of all of this we have an annual school musical production alongside the Music department, which is open to everyone to join in and have a go.  Rehearsals begin the summer term with the final production lasting four nights in the final week of school in July.  We are very fortunate that every year we have a sell out audience for every night as the shows are very popular amongst our community.  Past performances have included ‘We will rock you’, ‘High school musical’ and ‘Oliver’ and most recently Grease

For further information on the curriculum please email adminoffice@bcs.hants.sch.uk