Teaching Staff – Nicola Golightly
The Drama Department at Wycliffe has enjoyed many years of exciting and creative endeavours. With pupils having the chance to work with scripts from published writers such as Aidan Chambers, Sebastian Baczkiewicz and Toby Smith.
The co-curricular Drama activity, ‘The Youth Theatre’ has had the honour of performing at the Cheltenham Festival of Literature, Edinburgh Fringe Festival and in the Czech Republic with a new version of the ‘Passion Play’ written by Andrew Shakeshaft.
Alongside regular lessons, the Drama Department also run rehearsals for whole school plays and house drama competitions.
All pupils experience drama from Years 9-10, with one lesson a week, where we seek to empower pupils to examine issues, analyse information, gain empathy and develop performance skills.
GCSE Drama & Theatre is an option for Years 10 & 11. The subject seeks to foster creativity, personal growth, self-confidence, communication, knowledge and analytical skills through the application of the imagination. We aim to promote pupils involvement in and enjoyment of drama as performers, devisers, directors and designers.
The Drama Department has links with local professional theatre companies and pupils have the opportunity to work with industry professionals and to participate in live theatre as informed audience members.
Wycliffe pupils who have studied Drama have gone on to read Drama and Theatre related degrees at University of Creative Arts; London, North Carolina State University and University of West England.