In our senior drama class students train to become sensitive and powerful performers, developing the use of voice and body further through practical exercises and dramatic assignments. Drama styles explored include improvisation, stylised drama and physical theatre, naturalism, melodrama and farce, Epic Theatre, Musical Theatre, Shakespeare, mask and Commedia dell’arte. More complex drama techniques, forms and structuring methods are learnt and used in a dramatic context, and work is presented to the group following rehearsal and refinement, allowing students the opportunity to receive feedback. GCSE Drama syllabus work is covered, though additional support can be offered on specific areas if required. There are specific performances opportunities available to students including the National Theatre Connections Competition, Festivals, LAMDA exams, RADA Shakespeare exams and Speech recitals.