Drama is a flourishing and popular subject area at St Edward’s and production work, whether directly related to the teaching programme or not, is a vital part of the life of the school.
The emphasis in the St Edward’s Drama programme is on the personal development of the individual student. Drama seeks to cater for all student abilities and talents, considers their individuality and personality and values their feelings and responses. Students engage directly with issues as individuals and as a part of a group and explore the practical, creative and technical nature of the subject.
Drama is taught in all year groups; Year 7, 8 and 9 pupils have lessons every week, and it is a flourishing option subject at both GCSE and A Level. The department currently follows the AQA syllabus at both GCSE and A Level.
The Drama Studios, opened in the autumn of 2008, are an outstanding and purpose-built resource, and house all our formal curriculum work as well as providing a flexible and dynamic performance space for examination work and visiting theatre companies. The Drama Studio is equipped with two full lighting rigs and sound systems so it can either be used as one large working area or be divided into two smaller ones.
The Director of Drama is Mr Jerry Strachan.