Drama at King Edwards VI Lordswood School for Girls promotes high expectations, positive behaviour and inclusivity. We are passionate that through the study of drama as a discrete subject, students will develop a love for the arts and see how they can use the knowledge and skills gained in the classroom within the performing arts industry. We aim to promote enjoyment by exploring a plethora of diverse playtexts and styles practically in the studio. We want to create resilient performers, directors and designers, who are encouraged to reach their full potential. Furthermore we understand the importance of developing student’s creative, communication and collaboration skills in order to become well rounded individuals. Students are invited to become part of the drama community where extra-curricular activities, such as trips and the school production foster participation, perseverance and persistence which are the key to future successes.
What might studying this subject lead to?
There are a broad ranges of further study and career options that can be accessed though a GCSE or A Level in Drama and Theatre Studies. Students may go on to purse a career on the stage as an actor or presenter, or behind the scene as a director and theatre designer (set, costume, properties, hair and make-up). If administration or organisation is their passion they may work in other theatre settings, such as the role of adopting the role of stage manager or working front of house as a box office or Front of House manager. Thinking outside of performance students may consider a career as a dramatherapist.
Here are just a few of the options that may be open to students who have studied drama.Drama