Key Stage 3
All students at KS3 have Drama once a week in a fully equipped Drama studio. Drama aims to give students the opportunity to develop a diverse range of creative and imaginative skills. Students study a range of topics including improvisation, devising, physical theatre, script work, Shakespeare, melodrama, naturalism and verbatim theatre.
The Drama curriculum is supported by a wide range of extra curricular activities. We have a Year 7 Drama club which aims to support students in their transition from primary school by building confidence when working in groups. Backstage Club is another very popular extra curricular activity which encourages KS3 students to learn production skills such as costume and prop making. We also
perform a range of whole school productions which offer the opportunity for students from all year groups to get involved both in performing and backstage.
Ricards Lodge High School produced the Musical, Hairspray in the Summer Term last year, which we are proud to say was a great success. In addition, we took put in The Wimbledon Theatre Response Project which allowed a group of talented performers perform in this professional theatre. Ricards Lodge continues its relationship with King’s College Wimbledon, whose 6th Form students support KS3 Drama classes and run a popular club for students who enjoy Drama.
Key Stage 4
The range of courses offered at KS4 in Drama and Performing Arts offers a broad curriculum allowing for personalised learning and skill development both on and backstage. Students working at KS4 are offered a range of opportunities whilst studying performing arts, last year these included participation in the National Theatre Connections project and the opportunity to attend numerous theatre trips. Students studying GCSE Drama last year received 92% A* to C grades with almost a third of these students achieving an A* or A