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Departments: Drama

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We in the Drama Department are an energetic, focused and supportive team working collaboratively to ensure our pupils will get the most from Drama at Finham. We encourage the development of creativity, communication, self-confidence and self-discipline. Through exciting practical and theoretical lessons Drama allows all students to respond, develop, perform and evaluate their work while developing their knowledge of the world and the people in it. Exploring challenging issues, such as Homelessness, Mental illness and Conflict pupils learn to empathise with others by stepping into their shoes and questioning their preconceptions.

Drama provides students with a range of skills transferable to a variety of vocational and future pathways. Increasingly, we are entering the 'Age of Presentation' and the world requires workers who are adept communicators, innovative thinkers and excellent team players. The collaborative nature of Drama as an art form provides students with opportunities to develop their interpersonal skills as well as their voice, gestures and body language to convey meaning to an audience.


Year 7 are introduced to drama on a 10 week rotation, and then taught in mixed ability groups for 1 lesson a week in year 8 and 9. Pupils can then select to take GCSE, BTEC, A level or IB Drama in option classes at Key Stage 4 and 5. We endeavour to challenge and support all learning needs, through differentiation and encouragement, allowing all students to feel included. Gifted and Talented students are challenged during the process of developing their work and many opportunities are offered to further stretch and strengthen their performance skills regularly with events and Trips.


Past Productions

  • Guys & Dolls - Yr 9-13 production 2010 - production photos
  • Brecht Fest - Yr 9 G&T production 2010 - production photos
  • Othello - Y10 SSF Project 2010 - production photos
  • Much Ado - Y10 SSF Project 2011 - production photos
  • West Side Story - Yr9-13 Production 2012 - production photos
  • Les Miserables - Yr9-13 Production 2012 - production photos