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


How parents can help:

Parents can help students learn lines by reading through scripts with them and testing them. Parents can help students’ knowledge and understanding of theatre by taking them to see as much theatre as possible.



Key Stage 5

Students can study BTEC L3 Performing Arts, BTEC L3 Production Arts and A Level Drama and Theatre Studies at RR6 (Sixth Form). All of these courses are practically based with a range of written work, practical assessments and      external practical examinations comprising the make up and assessment of these courses. Please refer to RR6 prospectus for more information.


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