Extra-Curricular: Drama

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Summer Term 2016-2017

Our Extra-Curricular provision in Drama is superb this term.

There is something for everyone.

If you don't want to act, there is help needed behind the scenes -
costumes, props, sound and lighting - this list is almost endless.

Please come and see Ms Maher or Mrs Bart-Williams and get involved!



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Events 2017 - SummerTerm

Summer Term 2017
GCSE Unit 3 Performance Exam
Studio 70
Exam– 4th May 2017 (5pm)
A2 Unit 4 Revision Workshop
Melissa Jones Chief Examiner Edexcel
TBC- May

Extra-Curricular Opportunities

Whole School Production

Sixth Form Performance Evenings

Year 7 & 8 Drama Scholars

Lower School (7,8) Drama Club

Technical Theatre Club

National Youth Theatre Auditions

Theatre trips AS/ A2/ GCSE/ Lower School

Practitioner/ Actor/ Theatre Company Workshops



Drama at TBSHS is a very popular subject, in both lessons and as an extra-curricular option. At Key Stage 3 pupils have a one hour lesson of drama per week and Key Stage 4 begins in Year 9 with 4 hours per fortnight. We now follow the WJEC Eduqas GCSE, AS and Edexcel A2 examination syllabus. We have 3 Drama spaces; a studio theatre, studio classroom and the main school hall.

Every year we stage a Whole School production incorporating over 60 students from Year 7 to Year 13 alongside various drama examination performance evenings.  This year in November we staged Our House the Madness Musical.

2016- 2017 Whole School: Our House, Upper School A2 Devised Evening, Monologue & Duologue evening, Two by Jim Cartwright 6th form production, GCSE Performance eve


2015-2016 Whole School: The Tempest, Upper School: Road, Two, Red Lion A2 Devised Evening, Monologue & Duologue Evening, GCSE Performances; Lord of the Flies, Beautiful Burnout, Bouncers, Blue/Orange, Pillowman, The Machine Gunners, A2 Primary School Performances: The Jungle Book and Frozen


2014-2015 Whole School: Guys & Dolls, Upper School: Agamemnon, Road, Two. A2 Devised Evening: Evening, GCSE Examination Performances, A2 Primary School Performance.


2013-2014 Whole School: Grease, Upper School: East, Pool No Water, Black Comedy, Two. A2 Devised Evening: Evening, GCSE Examination Performances, A2 Primary School Performance, 5th Anglo-Dutch Drama Festival hosted by TBSHS.


2012-  2013 Whole School: Animal Farm, Upper School: Season’s Greetings, A2 Devised Evening: The Staff Room, Studio Time, Claustrophobia, Quite, Monologue & Duologue Evening, GCSE Examination Performances, Fusion Theatre Company Performance, A2 Primary School Performance, 5th Anglo-Dutch Drama Festival at Hinchingbrooke.


2011- 2012 Whole School: Return To The Forbidden Planet, Upper School: East, Tristan & Yseult, The Bald Prima Donna, A2 Devised Evening: Come Fly With Me, No 1529, Monologue & Duologue Evening, GCSE Examination Performances, Fusion Theatre Company Performance, Holidays, Lower School Drama Club: Melodrama Performance Evening. A2 Primary School Performance, 4th Anglo-Dutch Drama Festival in Holland.


2010- 2011 Whole School: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Upper School: Black Comedy, Women & Wallace, Dahling You Were Marvellous, A2 Devised Evening: Sweet Dreams, This Is Capitalism, Hansel & Gretel, Over By Christmas, Coma, Monologue & Duologue Evening, A2 Primary School Performance, GCSE Examination Performances. 3rd Anglo-Dutch Drama Festival. 2009- 2010 Whole School Production: Rent, Upper School: Days of Significance, Middle School: Lovers of Bologna, Lower School: Wind In The Willows. 2nd Anglo- Dutch Drama Festival. 2008 – 2009 Whole School Production: Les Miserables, Upper School: What The Butler Saw, Lower School: Charlie and The Chocolate Factory. 1st Anglo-Dutch Drama Festival TBSHS.


Performance events at TBSHS:

House Drama, a student directed competition judged by professionals in the industry.

Anglo-Dutch Drama Festival, hosted at TBSHS, a creative collaboration across Hertfordshire schools and five  Dutch partnership schools. In previous years we have taken Year 9 students to Holland on a residential.

Showcase, student talent show run by 6th form to raise money for charity.

Children’s Theatre, AS students perform well know classics such as The Gruffalo and Alice in Wonderland to local invited Primary schools.


Extra- Curricular opportunities that we have offered are:

Clubs: Lower School Drama Club, Year 7/8 Drama Scholars, Street dance Crew, Middle School Drama Club, Technical Theatre Crew, Fusion Theatre Company and Monologue/ Audition workshops. Whole School Productions.

Recent Theatre Trips : The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Beautiful Burnout, Lovesong, King Lear, Blood Brothers, Matilda, The 39 Steps, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Equus, The Woman In Black, Warhorse, Lysistrata, Julius Caesar and Goodnight Mister Tom

Recent Workshops: Frantic Assembly, Filter, Ad Lib Theatre Stelllenbosh University, South Africa, Rough Fiction and Professional actors Q&A.


Professional Work

A few of our students have recently performed in professional West End shows at Regents Park Open Air Theatre and National tour, The Globe Theatre, The Royal Court, The Apollo Theatre, The Donmar, The Phoenix. One student is filmed a BBC 2 pilot called ‘Home Office’ and Casualty. Two students are in The National Youth Music Theatre (NYMT) and two in National Youth Theatre (NYT) Several have gone on to read Theatre Studies at University/ Drama School.

We are very proud of the high standards achieved by our students -

Drama Examination Results 2015

A2  Level: A*-D 100%

Grade Breakdown:  A* 1, A6, B9, C1, D2

AS Level: A*-C 100%

Grade Breakdown: A5, B7, C4

GCSE Level A*-C100%

Grade Breakdown: A*4, A8, B4, C6


A2  Level: A*-D 100%

Grade Breakdown: A1, B6, C2, D1

AS Level: A*-D 100%

Grade Breakdown: A7, B10, C4, D1


Drama Examination Results 2013

A2 Level: A*-D 100%

Grade Breakdown : A*4, A3, B7,  C2, D1

AS Level A*-C 100%

Grade Breakdown : A5, B2, C2

GCSE Level A*-D100%

Grade Breakdown: A*2, A10, B3, C5 D2,


A2  Level: A*-C 100%

Grade Breakdown: A*2, A4, B4, C1

AS Level: A*-C 100%

Grade Breakdown: A11, B6, C1

GCSE Level: A*-D 100%

Grade Breakdown: A2, B9, C8


 For further information contact Natalie Maher, Subject Leader for Drama - natalie.maher@tbshs.org

Associated Documents
PDF Document Drama Deparment Events Schedule 2016-17

Drama Deparment Events Schedule 2016-17

PDF link: http://www.tbshs.org/docs/1479-DramaDept.pdf

PDF Document Drama Department Extra- Curricular Timetable Summer 2017

Drama Department Extra- Curricular Timetable Summer 2017

PDF link: http://www.tbshs.org/docs/2716-DramaDepartmentExt.pdf