Introduction to Drama and Performing Arts at HWGA

Drama and Performing Arts are vital to our school. It allows pupils to develop their confidence and creativity while exploring vital topics experienced in our modern, multicultural world.

Our curriculum explores drama under many different headings. We encourage pupils to express themselves in a number of ways using performance as a tool. We feel it is important for pupils to use their voices every day and to develop strong communication skills. Pupils also have the opportunity to watch drama pieces created by other pupils in school and evaluate the work. As a department we aim to develop pupils’ emotional maturity by understanding characters that are experiencing scenarios relevant to young girls living in society today.

Aside from the curriculum content pupils also have many opportunities to take part in drama outside of the classroom, from the school production to the talent show, to being part of our stage crew; the options are designed to give all pupils the chance to develop life skills for their future.

We feel proud of the standard of work we create, perform and take everything we do very seriously. We also feel proud that we are developing young artists of the future, nurturing their talent for future generations.


Mrs S Yates – Deputy Head Teacher/Teacher of Drama

Mr A Wilkes – Advanced Practitioner in Performing Arts

How parents can help:

We keep parents up to date on how their daughter is progressing in drama, through both the curriculum and during extra-curricular projects. Where possible parents are invited to watch both examination and performance work which pupils may be involved in. As the new exam syllabus for GCSE Drama has come into place there is a greater emphasis on the understanding of our subject, through written papers and reviews of live theatre. Pupils will have the opportunity to visit theatres and watch performance work. Parents support in extra rehearsals, trips and revision of written papers will ensure their daughters success in this subject.

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