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Year 11 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


Stimulus Exploration
Casting, Staging, Rehearsal & Performance

Live Theatre:

West End show visit

C1 Revision: 

Examination Technique Section B
Exemplar Answer Review Section B
Practice Papers
Creating Revision Resources Section B & C
Theatre Roles and Terminology Revision

Spring Term

Scripted Performance: 

Play & Extract Selection
Extract Study
Casting, Staging, Rehearsal & Performance

C1 Revision:

Examination Technique Section C
Exemplar Answer Review Section C
Practice Papers
Theatre Roles and Terminology Revision

Summer Term

C1 Revision:

Examination Technique
Exemplar Answer Review
Practice Papers
Theatre Roles and Terminology Revision

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