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Bury Grammar Schools

Drama and Theatre Studies

Drama and Theatre Studies is a vibrant and popular department in our school.
 
The Drama Department aims to provide a rich range of high quality creative learning opportunities both in and out of the classroom. We offer a plethora of extra-curricular activities, ranging from our annual whole school production, to theatre visits, clubs, and workshops from visiting theatre professionals. From September 2019, we will host two fully-equipped Drama studios - which will enable our students the freedom to develop their skills in performance and technical theatre design in a professional environment.

Subject Curriculum

Key Stage 3

 
At Key Stage Three, pupils focus on developing practical skills. We emphasise the importance of communication, confidence, and creativity as tools pupils can use across the curriculum.

GCSE

 
As pupils move on to Key Stage 4 & 5, they continue to refine their practical creativity alongside research and theoretical understanding of both contemporary theatre and theatre history

A Level (Theatre Studies)

 
As pupils move on to Key Stage 4 & 5, they continue to refine their practical creativity alongside research and theoretical understanding of both contemporary theatre and theatre history

Head of Department

Mrs Charlesworth graduated from the University of Manchester with a degree in Drama.
 
She moved into teaching after a number of years working as an actor and community project leader for a charitable theatre company.
 
Prior to joining Bury Grammar School, Mrs Charlesworth was subject lead for Drama in a local secondary school for three years; producing three sell-out school productions, establishing extensive extra-curricular and leadership opportunities.
 
She is a strong believer in the benefits of studying Drama for all pupils: it instils confidence, empathy and articulacy that they can utilise across the curriculum.