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Staffing and Role

Mr Carrington

Head of Drama

Miss Parry

Teacher of Dance & Drama

Vision Statement

We aim to provide a supportive and inclusive environment which encourages students to:

  • imaginatively explore and create drama;
  • inspire them with a love of the arts;
  • assist them in becoming productive independent learners.

Drama is part of the Performing Arts faculty.

KS3 Curriculum

Year 7: Storytelling, physical theatre, an introduction to vocal and movement skills, improvisation in pairs, small groups and whole class, presentation techniques, introductory script work, morality plays.

Year 8: Progression of Year 7 units plus mask work, melodrama, silent movies, advanced devising project and advanced script work, playwriting.

KS4 Curriculum

Devising projects, script work, drama practitioners (Anton Brecht and Jacques Lecoq), study of a set text: An Inspector Calls by JB Priestley (mock; Missing Dan Nolan by Mark Wheeller), evaluation of a live performance, advanced improvisation, gym mat theatre, entrances and exits, chase scenes. 

Extra Curricular and Activities

  • Year 8 Gifted and Talented club
  • Shakespeare school festival
  • KS4 Productions (two performances this year; Bang Out of Order and Sticks and Stones and Mobile Phones)
  • Whole school production

Quotes from students

"Drama at Testbourne is an amazing subject as it helps you build confidence and character."

"I enjoy the drama at Testbourne because it is really good fun… I like how friendly the class is… and the classes build confidence and character."

"What I like about Drama are the outside opportunities… I have taken part in multiple projects to a variety of audiences… I also like that you make new friends and challenge yourself in an exciting way."