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Drama and Performing Arts

At Key Stage 3, all pupils have one 60 minute drama lesson each week.  Pupils cover a range of topics, from Pantomime in Year 7 to Commedia Dell'Arte and Shakespeare in Years 8 and 9 respectively.  The overarching focus of drama at Grange Park School is to help pupils develop communication skills, confidence and empathy; valuable attributes for life after school.  


  Year 7 Year 8 Year 9
Term 1

Basic drama skills

Murder Mystery



Term 2


Commedia Dell'Arte

WW1 Poetry

Term 3


Music and Media

Stanislavski, Boal and Brecht

Term 4


Drama Therapy

American Civil Rights

Term 5


Vocal Exercises

Eating Disorder

Term 6



Soap Opera



Each year, pupils across the school are given the opportunity to take part in the Shakespeare Schools Festival, the UK's largest youth drama festival that offers pupils the opportunity to perform Shakespeare on a local professional stage.  


Furthermore a yearly summer talent show is held at the school, where pupils can share their creative side with peers and parents in a familiar setting.