Drama and Theatre
In the Lower School (years 7 and 8) Drama is taught weekly and covers all aspects including, but not limited to, performing individually and in an ensemble, developing critical responses, directing, improvisation, staging, lighting and sound, set and costume design. The broad range of topics studied allows students to explore areas of interest whether on stage or behind the scenes. Each year the entire First Form will be involved in creating and performing an original piece of theatre in response to the stimulus: Dare to be Different.
At GCSE level (years 9 to 11) students will work collaboratively developing their personal and group disciplines in devising, performing and interpreting theatre with the A Level course taking students further into the exploration of performance and text responses.
The department runs a wide range of trips, clubs and extension activities for all year groups covering choreography, monologue, masterclasses and, of course, regular school productions.
Headmaster’s scholarships are available for Drama for children entering the School at 11+ and 13+. More information is available on our Scholarships page.
Please visit the Drama page and the Drama and Theatre Arts website for further information or visit the Sixth Form pages for details of our A Level Drama and Theatre course. Follow our Twitter feed (@RGSDrama) for the latest updates