Drama is an art form, a practical activity and an intellectual discipline. A drama education, which begins naturally with learning through dramatic play, will eventually include many elements of theatre. Like the other arts, it involves imagination and feelings and helps us to make sense of the world. It does this through the creation of imagined characters and situations, and the relationships and events that they encounter.
At Haverstock our central aim is to enable pupils to look closely at the human condition, its contradictions and tensions. This is approached through the protective fiction of the drama.
The students receive 2 lessons of 60 minutes each fortnight in Year 7 and 8.
In Year 9 Drama is available as an option, studied for 4 lessons per fortnight with a very high uptake and 4 groups.
At KS4, Drama is an optional subject, following the Edexcel GCSE syllabus.
At KS5 we offer applied A Level in Performing Arts.
|John Wadmore||Head of Performing Arts / Performance Hall Manager|
|Stacey Venn||Drama Teacher|