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17/03/23

Inspiring conversation with the : completely in line with our aims to ensure that all students can succeed, irrespective of their academic backgrounds

10/02/23

Mr Handscombe visited some of our alumni at yesterday. Lovely to see them enjoying themselves and embracing their love of learning. @ Cambridge, UK https://t.co/gH3H5k17t2

27/01/23

Just posted a photo https://t.co/WjHzZRxQc3

12/01/23

We're for an Assistant Principal - please visit the Harris Careers page for more information.https://t.co/4pSn6mhTTP

09/12/22

Just posted a photo @ St Margaret's, Westminster https://t.co/6XhyK1BYKj

08/12/22

Just posted a photo @ Westminster https://t.co/3HRpblx46i

06/12/22

Just posted a photo @ Westminster https://t.co/IP40OvruvK

06/12/22

Just posted a photo @ Westminster https://t.co/VjhIN4Y0NF

06/12/22

Just posted a photo @ Westminster https://t.co/PSX6wsO31z

01/12/22

Just posted a photo @ Westminster https://t.co/H3uxm1XjNX

23/11/22

Just posted a photo https://t.co/G6o1u1IqMY

23/11/22

Just posted a photo https://t.co/4xTkfbpjXF

19/11/22

stARTing the weekend right https://t.co/ZVSLLKINVe

19/11/22

CPD for Art History teachers led by our very own Rosa Goodman https://t.co/CbDXMWLgN8

19/11/22

Just posted a photo @ Westminster https://t.co/RKUpTRqmgm

19/11/22

Just posted a photo https://t.co/66Fa2bC5LP

15/11/22

Just posted a photo @ Westminster Abbey https://t.co/tJp2YKrNRa

07/11/22

Just posted a photo @ Westminster https://t.co/RKUpTRqmgm

03/11/22

Just posted a photo @ Westminster https://t.co/hwEJAfBNcc

02/07/21

What has been happening this week: https://t.co/09DaL2DhkQFeaturing workshops on sustainability, a reflection on the privilege of education and the Judgement of Paris

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Drama & Theatre Studies (AQA)

We study Drama to appreciate how performance can explore the complexity of human experience. We consider how playwrights have responded to that challenge through their plays and examine the relationship between text and stage. Through disciplined expression and critique of the world of theatre, we aim better to understand our relationships with the ever-evolving world around us.

“Movies will make you famous; Television will make you rich; but theatre will make you good.”
Terrence Mann

Drama and Theatre Studies offers you an opportunity to learn more about the practical delivery of theatre and the literary construction of dramatic texts. Whether you prefer centre-stage soliloquy, or to hanging back in the chorus, studying the finest playwrights in history alongside the opportunity to perform their work will develop your understanding of the world they inhabited, and how we can interpret it through drama. The course in Drama and Theatre Studies also develops practical, creative and communication skills. Students will extend their ability to create drama, either in a performing or production role, or both at the same time!  

Students will also be required to write about theatre and to develop their powers of analysis to become an informed critic, whatever Samuel Beckett’s view may have been. The course will involve taking part in several drama productions along the way, as well as the deconstruction of the same plays, playwrights and theatre practitioners that we will look to imitate. 

Drama and Theatre Studies complements a range of subjects and is useful in building confidence and improving presentation skills for any profession. Many a barrister will make use of their dramatic training in the courtroom! There are single or combined honours courses in Drama at many high-ranking universities, commonly in conjunction with English. There is, for example, a very good course at Cambridge called English and Drama with Education Studies, which has a strong practical drama component. This can lead to further study in Higher Education, and may lead on to a career in the performing arts. 

Students may, of course, wish to go on to drama schools with a view to entering the theatre, film or television professions and ultimately to building a career in this field.

Drama and Theatre Studies is offered through our association with Westminster School. Lessons will take place at Westminster and places are limited. For further information, please visit their website.