Highgate’s Drama and Theatre Studies Department lets you become part of a creative, reflective community, where you develop confidence, communication, team building, listening and analytical skills. In Years 7 to 9 pupils have a Drama lesson once a week and it is then a popular GCSE option in Year 10. Sixth formers who successfully complete our A Level build a thorough understanding of drama and theatre, learn to think critically and analytically, and develop their imagination, equipping them with important transferable skills for life after school. Trips to the theatre are a regular occurrence, as are workshops and talks delivered by industry members.
Our Drama Studio has black-out blinds and a well-resourced lighting and AV system. A separate drama studio provides additional rehearsal and performance space.
Pupils also have the chance to take part in school productions, both on and off stage, and past productions have performed on the main stage at RADA and the Arts Depot and, for several years, we have taken a Sixth Form play to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. In addition, our annual House Drama Competition is a well established feature in the school year, where pupils can participate in a production, entirely free from staff intervention.