Drama Department Staff

For more information about the Subject curriculum, please contact: Mrs L Bache the Curriculum Leader

  • Mrs L Bache - Curriculum Leader

Year  7

Students are taught the basics of acting: how to use movement and voice skills to convey meaning to their audience. Through games, team and confidence building activities. Starting in Year 7 with Greek theatre and moving through to incorporate: improvisation, physical theatre and scripted work.

Year 10 and 11

Drama GCSE AQA 8261  is studied in Years 10 and 11. It is an optional subject.

The course consists of 3 Components.

Component 1  includes the knowledge and understanding of drama and theatre,the  study of 'Blood Brothers' and an analysis of the work of live theatre makers.

Component 2 includes the process of devising drama,the performance of a devised drama and the analysis and evaluation of their own work.

Component 3 includes the performance of two extracts from one play,which must contrast with the play for Component 1.

School Productions

Oklahoma 2017

On Wednesday 12th July 2017, our amazingly talented students took us on a journey to Oklahoma! - you can read all about it in this news article.

Here are some photographs from Oklahoma!


Shining Stars 2016

On Tuesday 12th July 2016 our talented students took part in the annual SHINE production. You can read more here.

Here are some photographs from the show:


Balshaw's Has Talent! 2015

Our annual talent show took place on a stormy night in November 2015. You can read all about it here.

Here are some photographs from this show:

Balshaw's Has Talent

Sound of Music 2015

The school production for 2015 was the wonderful Sound of Music. This was chosen as it was the 50th anniversary year of the release of the film version. You can read all about our production here.

Here are some photographs from the show:

Sound of Music