Drama and Performing Arts
To enter a theatre for a performance is to be inducted into a magical space, to be ushered into the sacred arena of the imagination. - Simon Callow
Drama at EEHS develops confidence, creativity and resilience through performance, design, and analysis work.
At KS3 all students have two lessons of drama per fortnight. Practical based learning explores a wide range of topics. We explore topics not only for their academic merits but also for their wider cross curricular purposes; making Drama in our department transformative. These include exploring relationships and identity in Year 7, to examining world issues and their relevance in society in year 8. We pride ourselves on creating an engaging curriculum allowing all students to succeed, even those with no prior experience.
At KS4 students can choose to complete a GCSE in Drama. Awarded by Edexcel, the qualification is a mixture of both theory and practical elements. The specification enables students to apply knowledge and understanding when making, performing and responding to drama.
The Performing Arts Department offers students many trips and performance opportunities as well as opportunities to meet and attend workshops with professionals in the industry. Performance opportunities include the annual whole school production, a highlight in the school calendar, as well as public performances at the Shakespeare School’s Festival and Epsom Dance Festival. Opportunities to study the performing arts subjects at KS5 are available to those students aspiring to attend Sixth Form at EEHS.
Course specifications can be viewed by clicking on the links below.