“Love art in yourself, and not yourself in art.” ― Stanislavski

Throughout KS3, 4 & 5 students work collaboratively to produce theatre that provokes thought, challenges performers and engages audiences.

The curriculum at KS3 allows students to study a range of concepts that engage them in deep discussion; along with developing their understanding and empathy of key themes and issues explored in contemporary society.

In years 7 & 8 students have the chance to explore topics such as T.I.E (Theatre in Education), Performance in Text: Hard to Swallow (Y8) and Fallout (Y9), in addition to Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural (SMSC) concepts such as Jazz (Racism) and Joyriding (Anti-Social Behaviour).

At KS4 & 5 students follow a two year course which challenges them in a range of contemporary concepts and pushes them to their theatrical limits, as well as engaging them in drama through a variety of different mediums.

To support the curriculum we regularly invite established practitioners such as Frantic Assembly, Loud Mouth Theatre Company and various other external theatre practitioners into the academy to perform.  Students study these works and explore their own particular strengths and interests; supported by their teachers they are able to understand techniques and apply them to their own performances.

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