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Why is Art important?

The course is mostly practical, with lots of opportunities for stimulating and creative experiences in activities related to Art and Design. Express critical opinion about art. Develop ideas for work by researching visual sources and other sources of knowledge. Develop imaginative, reflective and critical thinking. Experience of working with a wide mediation of media. Ability to innovate, adapt and work independently.

Career Ideas

Architect / Teacher / Planner / Hairdresser / Game Designer / Camera man / Graphic Designer / Set Designer / Fashion Designer.





This course fosters creativity, personal growth, self-confidence, analytical skills as well as exercising the imagination. You will have the opportunity to enjoy the subject as a performer, deviser and director. It also provides you with the opportunity to attend professional and community performances where you will develop your skills as informed and thoughtful audience members. You will create your own work within a group and perform it in front of your peers as well as study plays by other dramatists and have the opportunity to evaluate the work.

How will I learn it?

Evaluate various thoughts and ideas.

Work as a part of a group and individually.

Research Skills.

Analyse scripts and authorial intentions.

Develop and communicate ideas.

Develop a range of practical, creative and performance skills.

Explore the impact of social, historical and cultural influences on drama.

Use IT and Communications.


What will I need?

Correct stationery in lessons. The willingness to participate in various theatrical visits outside school hours and to contribute towards their cost.


How will I be assessed?

All units cater for the full range of ability and allow access to grades A*-G.  There will be ONE devised practical exam assessed internally and the SECOND practical exam from a specific text will be assessed externally. The WRITTEN exam is 1½ hours on analysing one set text as an actor and then to evaluate a live performance you have seen.

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