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Aims and ambitions:

Our DRAMA Curriculum is designed to be a powerful learning tool for teaching students about different perspectives, it shows them how to have empathy. By playing with different genres, theatre practitioners’ ideas, drama techniques and skills student will gain creativity and confidence. Drama is the perfect vehicle to develop vital skills of independence, appreciation, concentration, communication, cooperation, creativity and critical thinking through. Knowledge and skills are introduced and regularly revisited, enabling confidence and accomplishment to develop. Drama is taught over three half terms before they move onto the subject of Dance. Students may opt for Performing Arts Acting at KS4, where they have three hours of lesson per work whilst working towards their KS4 qualification.

 To develop students’ skills in speaking, listening and communication.

  • To foster their confidence and promote wellbeing and self-esteem. 
  • To learn a set of drama techniques and skills which support presentation skills.
  • Develop empathy skills.
  • Develop appreciation of the art form of drama and theatre.
  • Develop appreciation of theatre practitioner’s work.
  • Develop strong team working skills.
  • Develop imagination and creativity and critical thinking through the application of drama techniques and skills.
  • To foster the students cultural capital and support knowledge from other subjects i.e. History, English and all the Arts.


Subject Leader: Mrs Nevin 


Please click on the link below to view our Curriculum Map.

Glossopdale School & Sixth Form

Glossopdale School, Newshaw Ln, Hadfield, Glossop SK13 2DA