Read more about the Creative Arts Department

Head of Department: Mrs J Spokes

Drama Teacher: Ms S. Bartlett

“ I regard the theatre as the greatest of all art forms,

it's the most immediate way in which a human being can

share with another the sense of what it is to be a human being. ”

Oscar Wilde

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, 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, Immigration, Social Media and Conflict pupils learn to empathise with others by stepping into their shoes and questioning their preconceptions.

Past Productions

  • Guys & Dolls - 2010
  • Othello - 2010
  • Much Ado About Nothing - 2011
  • West Side Story - 2012
  • Les Miserables - 2014
  • Bugsy Malone - 2016
  • Finham Showcase - 2017

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 and 8 are introduced to drama in 2 10-week rotations, in mixed ability groups, where they explore a range of drama skills, are introduced to script work and shown how to devise. Pupils can then opt to take Edexcel GCSE or A level 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. We also offer many enrichment opportunities to our students with regular events and trips.

“ We believe that Drama should be accessible to everyone, we have a real commitment to inclusion and 'Active Learning'. ”

Mrs Spokes