Subject Information - Drama


The Drama department's vision is to inspire a love for theatre and performance and to create a culture where we celebrate and appreciate the amazing creativity of our students. Our aim is to make learning new Drama skills and techniques, and exploring the world of theatre interesting, fun and engaging for all.

We explore a wide variety of genres, styles, practitioners and texts from different cultures and time periods, which aim to be challenging, stimulating and inspiring. Drama develops communication, confidence, critical thinking and teamwork; skills which can help young people flourish. Drama is also a creative outlet, where we can explore and learn so much about ourselves and the world around us.

We offer a rich variety of cultural experiences and opportunities, for example, trips to the theatre at KS4, as well as our annual school production and KS3 Drama clubs. We have a strong relationship with the Yvonne Arnaud theatre in Guildford, and are launching a bronze arts award for some of our students next year.

Follow in Instagram:  @FHESPerformarts

Resources and support materials can be found on Google Classroom.

Further information can be requested from the Head of Department, Mrs L Harms,

GCSE Subject

Exam Board



Component 2: Devising Drama

Component 1

Understanding Drama

Written exam

Stage types, theatre roles, stage positions.

Set text: Blood Brothers

Live theatre review

Component 2

Devised performance and 2,500 word log book

Devised performance in response to a stimulus, and written log book reflecting on the process.

Component 3

Texts in practice

Performance exam

Performance of x2 extracts from a chosen play in front of a visiting examiner.

Link to the Specification


Teaching Schedule


Autumn Term

Spring Term

Summer Term

Year 9

Physical theatre: Frantic Assembly and Steven Berkoff

Stage types and theatre roles

Devising unit and log book

Arthur Miller’s ‘The Crucible’

Arthur Miller’s ‘The Crucible’

Stanislavski and text  performance

Year 10

Blood Brothers

Live Review

Skills and practitioner refresher

Component 2: Devising Drama

Component 2: Devising Drama

Year 11

Component 1: Live Review

Component 1: Blood Brothers

Component 3: Text in practice

Component 1:  Revision


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