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Worthing High School

Worthing High School

Drama - Curriculum Information

Curriculum Intent 

Curriculum Sequencing 

Aims of the Drama Department

To offer GCSE Drama as options to KS4 students

  • To contribute to the curricula of other faculties and subjects (particularly the speaking and listening targets of the English National Curriculum)
  • To contribute to the general life of the school
  • To use Drama as a learning medium for understanding of self, other people and society and to encourage respect and diversity of culture and belief
  • To stimulate and nourish aesthetic appreciation of Drama as an art-form
  • To encourage language development, powers of spoken and written evaluation and imaginative response to a variety of stimuli
  • To develop expressive movement, confidence in the use of drama conventions, powers of investigation and research and confidence in communication 

Departmental Staff

  • Mrs J Batchelor - Subject Leader Drama 
  • Miss E Tarsey


  • Drama Studio
  • 240 seat Millennium Hall and 500 seat Sports Hall for shows and

Our Philosophy

We believe that Drama is an art form, a practical activity and an intellectual discipline. Its collaborative nature provides opportunities for students to develop key skills of communication, negotiation, compromise and self-assertion. Students develop confidence when speaking and their vocabulary is extended when they adopt roles and characters. Students also acquire a critical and subject-specific vocabulary through reflecting on and appraising their own work in drama and the work of others

Key Stage Three (Year 7-9)

  • One period a fortnight for Year 7
  • One period per fortnight for Year 8
  • One period per fortnight for Year 9

KS4 (Year 10 and 11)

  • Five periods per fortnight for those opting to take the two year AQA GCSE Drama course

Additional Sessions

Contact Subject Leader

Revision Sessions

For Easter Revision Sessions, please see Exam Support and Timetables page - under Teaching & Learning.