From Year 7 right through to Year 11 we offer curriculum Drama alongside an extensive extra-curricular programme of clubs, workshops and theatre visits. Drama is a creative subject, developing skills in performance, communication, presentation, technical aspects, direction, design and analysis. We aim to encourage all pupils to fulfil their potential by working hard in lessons and rehearsals. As a department we have regular performances to celebrate the talent of Fisher More pupils, with our most recent production being ‘The Railway Children’.
At Key Stage 3 we believe it is important for pupils to experience a range of drama skills and explore a variety of topics. Our KS3 curriculum combines the skills of making, performing and responding so all pupils have the opportunity to gain marks, whether or not their strength is performing. Here at Fisher More we value the role of Drama and the skills it gives our pupils to enter an increasingly competitive world.
Whether you are a budding actor, director, theatre technician or intending to follow a career where empathy, communication and presentation skills will be important, you might be interested in taking the subject further at the end of Year 9. We have a large number of pupils at Fisher More who choose to take Drama at GCSE level. Many pupils continue to study Drama/Theatre at 6th form college and at university/drama school. It is a well-respected qualification in terms of the transferable skills it develops. Drama allows our pupils to experiment with their creativity and gives our pupils a greater understanding of the world in which we all live.
- Rehearsals for school productions are given on a weekly basis and schedules are given to all cast member and posted online.
GCSE syllabus: OCR
OCR GCSE Drama (9-1) (from 2016) qualification information including specification, exam materials, teaching resources, learning resources
GCSE (9-1) Specification DRAMA J316 For first assessment in 2018 ocr.org.uk/gcsedrama
The books and links below will be very useful for revision purposes, and will help your child excel in their studies:
GCSE Set Text
Find Me text by Olwen Wymark
OCR Drama GCSE text book (which can be found on Amazon)
Link to the set text booklet:
For more information on extra-curricular activities and forthcoming opportunities, please e-mail Miss L Woltering, Teacher of Drama: firstname.lastname@example.org
GCSE Drama residential for Year 10 and 11 pupils to Wales. Our pupils work with industry professionals towards a performance at the end of the weekend. An invaluable experience!