Music and Drama
Music and Drama are unique ways of communication and can inspire and motivate students. They are vehicles for personal expression and can play an important part in the development of young people. Music and Drama reflect the culture and society in which we live and explore different societies; the teaching and learning of these key areas enables students to better understand the world in which they live.
Music and Drama are timetabled lesson in the first 3 years of senior school becoming optional at GCSE level and beyond.
The school enjoys a well resourced music department and theatre. In addition many pupils are involved in senior choir and orchestra, as well as taking advantage of private music lessons taught by highly experienced peripathetic teachers who prepare them for examinations. Similarly, many pupils participate in Theatre Workshops as an after school activity. An annual production forms the focus of their work. In 2011 this was the production of 'Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat'; in 2012 it was 'Grease' and the chosen production for 2013 is 'Bugsy Malone'.
Pupils in all year groups have access to specialist Speech and Drama tuition, at an additional termly cost. They are able to sit LAMDA (London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art) examinations in Communication, Performance and Musical Theatre, and once they reach grades 6,7 and 8 pupils can earn extra UCAS tariff points.