Drama plays a key role in life at Warwick School through both the curriculum and extra-curricular programmes. A recent ISI inspection stated that the provision as having 'exceptional range' being 'pursued with relish and conviction'.
Drama is a very popular subject, taught in the Lower School and as a Lower Fifth option. It is an examination option at GCSE and A and AS level. Examination courses build on the grounding achieved in the lower years and develop further technique for creating, performing and evaluating drama. Additional workshops and masterclasses are provided throughout the year and students regularly collaborate with those from King’s High School.
In the Lower School pupils work through an enjoyable programme of mime, movement, role play, improvisation and storytelling. This is designed to both develop creative theatrical understanding but just as importantly it develops self- confidence, presentation skills and team work.
Students have access to some outstanding facilities, resources and theatre professionals.
The Bridge House Theatre serves school and community with an ambitious programme of events, and students have opportunities to directly access all parts of its operations, including working within its technical, design and marketing teams. With two professional plays a year produced by the Bridge House Theatre there is tremendous scope for students to work closely with professional theatre practitioners.
Drama has a major role to play in the wider education of students at Warwick School. Some students going on to pursue careers in the theatre but the broader skills encouraged by this subject serve as an excellent complement to other subjects in the curriculum and develop transferable skills valued by a rapidly changing world. International links are also providing further enrichment for the students.
Head of Department - Mr M.C. Perry - email@example.com