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Year 10 Drama

“We must all do drama to find out who we are and discover who we could be” – Augusto Boal

Drama is central to the cultural life at Thorpe House School, with pupils in all year groups given the chance to perform, be involved as a stage technician or as a member of the audience. We believe that Drama supports the learning of all students across all aspects of the curriculum and provides our boys with essential life skills they can utilise in school and beyond. 

Lessons are taught practically, allowing boys to experiment, explore and work together to create performances and understand texts. Whilst it is important that the students do improve and hone their performance skills we place a lot of emphasis on the students developing skills for life, our main five being; Creativity, Communication, Empathy, Independence and Confidence. Theoretical work is designed to both support and extend the practical side of the subject and develop the boy’s ability to analyse and evaluate their work and that of others.

We follow the AQA GCSE course of study.


Drama is taught by a specialist teacher in our hall. All classes benefit from a full lighting rig and sound equipment.

Autumn Term

Set Text - The 39 Steps (2019/20) Noughts & Crosses - Part 2 (2020-) for C1: 

Scene by Scene Exploration
C1 Section B Study & Practice

Theatre Roles & Terminology for C1:

Job Roles in Theatre
Stage Areas
Staging Configurations

Live Theatre:

West End show visit
Creating Revision Resources Section C

Spring Term

Theatre Practitioner Study:

Frantic Assembly
Boal (Refresh)


C1 Revision

Summer Term

Mock Devising:

Stimulus Exploration
Casting, Staging, Rehearsal & Performance

Live Theatre:

West End show visit
Creating Revision Resources Section C


C1 Revision