Drama & Theatre Studies
Drama allows students to explore and make sense of the world in which they live. It can be used to communicate a message, to teach, to make a statement, to make your voice heard.
The main aims of the department are:
- To develop and nurture confidence, co-operation, creativity and independent thinking.
- To develop and nurture appreciation and enthusiasm for performance art as well as developing students' skills in all aspects of performance, production, analysis and evaluation.
- To develop and nurture understanding and interest in the historical, cultural and social context in which drama is created and performed.
- To offer opportunities for all students to be involved in theatrical productions as a performer, a technician, backstage or front of house.
- To allow students access to drama in the wider community through theatre visits, residential trips, participation in drama festivals and links with other schools.
- In the First and Second Years students have one lesson of drama per week.
- Students may choose to continue their study of drama in the Third Year with two lessons per week.
- Drama is offered at GCSE and A level. At GCSE level students have four lessons per week. At A level students have between six and eight lessons per week.
Plus Co-Curricular Drama Productions, House Drama Competitions, Performance evenings, Shakespeare Schools' Festival, Leatherhead Drama Festival, LAMDA Examinations, Technical Theatre Team, Film Club.
Lisa McMullin BA (Hons) - Head of Drama and Theatre Studies
A Dramatic Arts graduate of the University of Leeds, Lisa also has a PGCE in Drama from Manchester Metropolitan University. Before coming to Caterham she was Head of Drama at The Queen's School, Chester.
Alexandra Yankova BA (Hons) – Teacher of Drama and English
A graduate of the University of Bristol with a PG Diploma in Journalism from the University of Cardiff and a PGCE from Roehampton, Alex has previously taught English and Drama at Hinchley Wood School, Esher, The British International School in Cairo and St John's School, Leatherhead.