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Drama

Through Drama, Students are continually developing practical, relevant and transferable life skills that will help them secure a job in the future and be successful in any career they choose.

The practical elements of the course will also enable students to develop their Dramatic and performance skills and prepare them well should they wish to continue their training in the Performing Arts. There are many careers in the Arts which the Drama course will complement and not just in performance. There are many unseen backstage roles such as director, producer, designers in lighting, costume, sound effects, stage make-up. Also stage management, agents, theatre managers and front of house staff to name a few.

Enrichment

KS3 - Drama club runs every week for the KS3 students. This allows like-minded students to continue developing their Drama skills by working collaboratively together. Students will work towards public performances and prepare for competitions and other special Academy events. We also run a G&T lunchtime club and this year the students will be working towards the National Theatre Connections project where we will be performing at the Brits school and the Albany in Deptford in 2016.

KS4 – There is a KS4 enrichment club every Tuesday after school. This is an opportunity for students to have additional contact time with their teacher and to get support in practicing written skills for the controlled assessments or for additional rehearsal time for the practical exams.

KS5 – KS5 students can help out in KS3 lessons as part of their extended project work. They will support the teacher in a teaching assistant role helping to develop their leadership skills which will help towards their application for university.

“It was a real pleasure to meet the young people from St. Mark’s Academy. They were absolutely great, so enthusiastic and creative. I am sure I will see some of them in a few years performing on stage here themselves. I was very impressed with the standard of acting that I saw, and all of them were so polite and I thought the questions that they asked me were really thoughtful and original. I had a great afternoon working with them.”

Laura Rogers, lead actress, 39 steps