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Curriculum Information for Key Stage 3 students

Welcome to the Drama department


To continue to provide a broad, accessible curriculum that meets the needs of ALL students enabling progress both short term and long term and to promote a love of drama as a discreet subject and foster a respectful acceptance of all students who wish to and strive to excel at the subject.



A spiral curriculum which introduces key techniques and concepts in Year 7 and revisits these across KS3 in a variety of contexts including historical theatre, theatre-makers and practitioners, creating own work and working from established scripts.


What topics will I study in KS3 (years 7, 8 & 9):


Can I study this at KS4?

Yes – GCSE Drama J316 (Exam Board AQA)


Are there any enrichment opportunities in school?

Whole School Musical

Whole School Plays

Drama Club – Year 7

Drama Club – Year 7-9


What could I do/read at home to help myself or where could I visit to help my learning?

Research the topics above

See live theatre

Read plays

Write plays

Join a local Youth Theatre

Take Lamda Exams


Useful website links:

National Theatre

Shakespeares Globe

Rose Theatre Kingston

National Theatre Archive

V&A Theatre Archive

Routledge Performance Archive