Drama is far more than simply an extra-curricular activity. It is an exciting subject that challenges, engages and encourages students to become confident performers and designers with the skills they need for a bright and successful future.
Through the subject, students also demonstrate many of the important skills sought after by universities and identified by the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) as key employability skills, such as self-management and self-awareness; collaboration and respect for others; problem-solving and analysis; and communication and literacy.
Mrs E Levahn– Head of Department
In Years 7 – 9 Drama is taught within the English curriculum.
For further information please see our Main School Prospectus
Drama is an inspiring, creative and challenging course. No previous experience is necessary. However, as Drama is very practical and interactive, being enthusiastic and willing to collaborate with others is essential.
GCSE Drama improves confidence and communication skills. The written component is challenging. However, the balance between the practical assessment tasks and the written examination gives candidates the best opportunity to succeed.
For further information please see our KS4 Options Booklet 2022-2024
A Level Drama and Theatre is an exciting and fulfilling course. It develops and deepens a student’s understanding and enjoyment of theatre. Candidates will experience a wide range of theatre and performance styles, both as audience member and director / actor / designer. It is important to have commitment, enthusiasm and confidence in front of an audience.
A Level Drama and Theatre compliments numerous degree pathways and is an ideal subject for anyone considering a career in Law, Teaching, the Media and Public Relations, the Performing Arts industry, or any field of work requiring people skills.
For further information please see our Associated Sixth Form Prospectus
Additonal Learning Resources
Please visit Moodle VLE for Drama Resources or speak to Mrs Bray regarding additional learning resources within the Drama department.
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School Production News
Disney’s The Little Mermaid!
Constance Green Hall, November 2023
A little bit of Disney magic landed at Constance Green Hall last week for the annual school production – and the show was an absolute smash hit! Faced with the challenge of representing seagulls, fish and crabs, Mr MacCallum’s production made some bold costume decisions that allowed the characters to come to life, backed by an ingenious screen that gave a very professional finish. The well-loved story of Ariel the mermaid’s love of humans was brought to the stage with humour, colour and a lot of joy! Bravo to the cast, orchestra and crew who produced a show that would not have been out of place on the professional stage. The many hours that went into the final production were all worthwhile when we heard the laughter and cheers of the audience. Congratulations to all involved for reinforcing how important the arts have always been – and continue to be – at St Aidan’s! The whole cast were incredible in their roles, but special mention must go to Bella Bickerdike (Ariel), Marissa Ramdeehul (Eric), Kate Thompson (Ursula), Joe Capstick (Sebastian), Amelia Moran (Flounder), Katherine Pringle (Scuttle), Angus Hague (King Triton), Brodie Watson (Grimsby), Leah Nicholls (Flotsam) and Lucy Amos (Jetsam).
Huge thanks to the staff who gave so much of their time to make this show happen – as well as Mr Maccallum, we must thank musical director Mrs Elliott, choreographer Ms Miller, singing coach Ms Collett, technician Mr Balme and assistant director Mrs Forsythe.