Our Sixth Form House Drama Captains run 4 House Drama Clubs a week which are open to pupils in Year 7 - 9"
Performance is an integral part of life at Putney. We encourage all girls to train in technical aspects, especially using the state-of-the-art equipment in our FOPHS sound and lighting booth. Our girls perform at events such as the Edinburgh Festival and the Shakespeare Schools Festival. Drama companies deliver workshops and there are many theatre trips. LAMDA lessons are taught by professionally trained teachers and directors. Girls have the opportunity to perform in exciting school productions as well as getting involved in a range of different extra-curricular activities.
Key Stage 3:
Drama is part of the curriculum from Year 7. In Year 9, it forms part of a carousel with Design Technology and Textiles. Our current schemes of work include studying Melodrama and Silent Movie, Blood Brothers and Much Ado About Nothing. We also introduce the explorative strategies required for studying Drama at GCSE level. We have an exciting new project in Year 9’s Spring term where the students get the opportunity to lead workshops with local primary school students.
Students follow the Edexcel specification for GCSE Drama which enables them to develop practical skills and be inspired, moved and changed by studying a broad and worthwhile course of study. Pupils work imaginatively and creatively in creating both devised work and interpreting written texts into performance. They also develop skills of being a director and theatre practitioner by exploring how you would approach performance text in rehearsal and by reviewing the effectiveness of live theatre that they see.
Other opportunities include our House Drama Festival, ‘Drama Lab’, enabling Year 10 and 11 to express their creativity and give free rein to their imagination, and ‘Tech Club’ providing backstage work experience including in lighting, sound and stage management.