King Edward's School BATH

Drama & Theatre Studies

'All the world’s a stage and all the men and women merely players’; never was this truer than in today’s ‘digital age’. Drama at King Edward’s School is so much more than just the study of texts and performing on stage; it is an exploration of life, the media, ourselves and our relationship with the world around us and with others. It is considered to be one of the most collaborative of the arts, incorporating a range of skills and giving pupils the chance to explore their diverse interests and passions through performance: music, singing, acting, and dancing, ICT, audio visual, film, sound engineering, lighting design, set construction or costume design. It is a vital, exciting and inspiring subject that is constantly evolving.

The School has a long tradition of producing exceptional theatrical work and is regarded as a ‘Centre of Excellence’ for its creative and challenging performance work, the professional standards of its productions and its consistently outstanding academic results at both GCSE and A Level.

During their time at KES, drama pupils will explore theatre in all its different guises and forms, from both a social/historical context through to how it is a useful tool and art form in modern society. They will be offered the opportunity to watch the best live theatre in some of the most prestigious theatres in the country and encouraged to use these experiences to inspire their own work. All pupils learn to approach theatre from the point of view of an actor, a designer, a director, as well as that of an audience member and a critic, and are encouraged to express their ideas and opinions in a creative and confident manner.

Our courses go beyond the classroom as much as possible. Performance in front of a live audience is an integral part of the syllabus for all year groups. However, we also offer additional performance opportunities and theatre trips for all year groups throughout the year, making this a very busy but exciting department to be a part of.

Drama has smashing GCSE results and thriving theatre groups.

Good Schools guide 2015.


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