Drama is a thriving subject at AKS, and a key part of the life of the school.
We offer a remarkable range of co-curricular opportunities in Drama, with the highlight of each academic year being our annual musical. This is a full-scale production held at a local professional theatre, giving our students unparalleled insight into the industry, as well as skills and experience that go well beyond that of ordinary in-school productions. Each year, students perform to sell-out audiences using professional sets, costume and a live band and always receive rave reviews. In addition to this, our ‘Guardians of Drama’ club runs throughout the year and allows students to take part in smaller performances, exploring a diverse range of styles and providing the opportunity to experience the different roles associated with creating a performance.
Drama at A-level allows students to develop their acting skills, as well as learn about the world of theatre through the study of set plays and by creating original theatre. The course is ideal for anyone wanting to pursue a career in dramatic arts, or those who want to gain exceptional transferrable skills, such as confidence, teamworking and creativity.
Previous Drama students have progressed to university to study the subject, as well as to specialist Drama schools, demonstrating the high standards that our students achieve. Destinations of our past students include Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts, Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, and The Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts (LIPA). Many performers have gone on to star in live theatre performance, as well as appearing in film and television.
A-level Drama students retain a great deal of creative control, and are able to draw upon a working knowledge of different theatre practitioners to enhance their work. In addition to this, our Sixth Form students are encouraged to take a leading role in our productions, acting as role models for younger aspiring performers throughout the school.