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The Warriner School


Welcome to the Drama Department

Subject Leader

Mrs S Newman

The Team

Mrs L Thompson


Introduction to the Department

Drama at The Warriner School is about allowing students to develop confidence in themselves – not just as performers, but as individuals and members of a broader society.
We want our students to develop their confidence and imagination as well as their talents. To this end, we put a strong emphasis on a collaborative approach to Drama.  Everyone has an input; everyone's individual aptitudes are recognised.  Drama is uniquely placed in the curriculum to develop many qualities valued by employers: creativity, self-confidence, thoughtfulness, effective communication, team-work and critical analysis.

Key Stage 3 

In Years 7-9 we deliver an exciting and varied curriculum so that students develop skills for physical comedy, acting in masks, stage combat and physical theatre.  They encounter Brecht and Shakespeare in a practical, engaging way and we also spend time developing useful skills for job interviews.  

Key Stage 4

At GCSE, students develop their own performance skills for devised theatre (where they create it themselves from scratch) and scripted performance.  They develop a working knowledge of contemporary theatre practice through theatre trips and learning the techniques of key practitioners.  Some students specialise in costume and make-up, sound or lighting rather than being assessed as actors.

Examination Information


AS/A Level

Other Information

We offer many extra-curricular opportunities.  For example, we produce school productions that are open to all.  If performing is not your thing, you might be interested in a technical (lighting, sound, costume or make-up), stage management or marketing role.