Drama has a profound importance in the development of all young people. Our department utilises a range of schemes of work to ignite and engage students' creativity and promote a genuine love for the subject. We ensure that students access a range of performance skills through issue-based drama and drama styles through history. Our aim is to help create independent learners, critical thinkers and effective decision makers - all personal attributes that can make them stand out as they progress through their education and into employment.

Mr Scotchford - Head of Drama

What is it like to study Drama at Monk’s Walk School?

Throughout key stages, 3, 4 & 5 students in Drama will develop knowledge about the history of Drama and why it is such a fundamental part of our culture. In addition to this, students will acquire essential skills to help them develop their ability to perform their own devised ideas, work creatively from a script and think critically about performances, evaluating their own work and the work of others.

How is Drama Assessed?

Drama is assessed in a variety of ways:

  • Group performances where students display particular skills developed over a scheme of work.
  • Ability to work cooperatively in a group, creating thought-provoking Drama.
  • Written evaluations of their own and others’ work.
  • Answering specific questions about acting, design, directing, and how they would use these skills in performances.