This is our culture. Performance is ART. Creativity is limitless. Explore It. Work hard, have fun, be brave and take risks. In ‘Creating Great’ in our subject commitment, collaboration, reflection and imagination are everything. What part will you play?

Our successful Drama Department at Fred Longworth High School prides itself on developing confident, creative, independent thinkers capable of producing innovative and imaginative works of theatre. Our ethos is built on the foundations of collaboration; of pupils challenging themselves and each other to take risks in the pursuit of ‘Creating Great’. All of which takes place in a highly productive, focused and learning-centred environment.

Key Stage 3 Drama

The Key Stage 3 program of study at Fred Longworth High School offers varied and inspiring schemes of work that encompass a wide range of Dramatic techniques. Developing collaborative, performance and evaluative skills are key in preparing our pupils for further study at Key Stage 4, whilst our engaging, supportive and nurturing environment gives pupils an opportunity to gain confidence along with social, presentation, and creative skills. All of which serve them well when transferred across the curriculum.

Year 7

Pupils follow the ‘LAMDA Speaking’ course of study aimed to develop oratory, literacy and presentation skills. They also study a Foundation Acting scheme that allows them to develop key performance skills in preparation for Year 8.

Year 8

Pupils study a range of inspiring historical, social and cultural themes through a variety of techniques aimed to develop their dramatic skill set, as well as their understanding of the world in which we live. They will also begin to develop an understanding of play texts and how they are interpreted for the stage.

Year 9

Pupils further develop their ability to recognize and explore dramatic potential in a range of exciting stimuli. Along with studying classical and contemporary writers and practitioners, pupils are also given the opportunity to create original pieces of theatre. Performance is paramount; pupils will explore the demands of live theatre from the perspective of a director, performer, technician and critic.