The Drama department at Furze Platt aims to provide an exciting, dynamic experience of drama for all the students within the school. We aim to inspire passionate involvement in all aspects of theatre and performance, both through the curriculum and extra-curricular activities. Drama is valued very highly at Furze Platt; our good results at GCSE and A-Level and high quality productions have earned the department an excellent reputation.
Accommodation, Resources and Facilities
The Department is housed in a purpose built block including two well-equipped drama studios, a control room with high quality lighting and sound equipment, an office and costume/props storage.
Extra-curricular Provision: Students can access a variety of extra-curricular drama opportunities which include a lower school drama club (which has performed plays such as Fugee, A Night at the Musicals, An Evening of Midsummer Dreaming and are currently in rehearsals for The Last Laugh), frequent theatre trips (we aim to visit the theatre at least once every half term), visiting artists, work with local primary schools and two highly successful annual productions (these include performances of Seussical, Our House, Into the Woods and Little Shop of Horrors).
Key Stage Three: At KS3, students are encouraged to appreciate drama as an art form. They explore a variety of themes through different theatre techniques focusing on creating, performing and responding to drama. Through topics ranging from Commedia dell’Arte to Victorian Melodrama, Surrealism to Puppetry, students develop into critical spectators as well as performers, designers and technicians.
Key Stage Four: At Furze Platt we follow the AQA GCSE Drama specification and focus mainly on acting, although we have had a number of students assessed in the design and technical elements.
Sixth Form: We offer AQA A-Level Drama and Theatre Studies. This A-Level is becoming increasingly popular with 15 students in our AS class this year. Many students have gone on to study drama at university.