Our curriculum intent: why we teach what we teach in Drama

  • Students will learn to develop academic knowledge of drama and theatre through history, and the importance of creativity and the dramatic arts to our culture. Students will also gain extensive knowledge of the vocal and physical skills of an actor and the techniques in approaching devising drama and scripted theatre.

  • Students will be able to develop skills in acting, devising, performance, public speaking, presentation and theatre design.  Students will learn to collaborate and engage in creative learning with others to produce outstanding, thought-provoking work.

  • Students will become articulate, confident, highly skilled performers who can appreciate the value and importance of the dramatic arts. Working collaboratively, students develop the courage to ‘take risks’ in their performance, exhibiting a determination to do it well, and the humility to learn from and encourage others.

To read our Music and Drama philosophical statement please click here


Year 7

To view our Year 7 Drama Curriculum, click here

Year 8

To view our Year 8 Drama Curriculum, click here

Year 9

To view our Year 9 Drama Curriculum, click here

Year 10

To view our Year 10 Drama Curriculum, click here

Year 11

To view our Year 11 Drama Curriculum, click here

A Level Drama and Theatre

Discover more in our A Level options booklet click here

Sixth Form

The Emmanuel College Curriculum

Vision, Mission and Virtues